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    High Air Pollution Lowers Lung Cancer Survival Time

    University of Southern California scientists find that lung cancer patients in areas with more air pollution see lower survival times.

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    Air Quality Near Fracking: Highest Emissions During Flowback

    Colorado State U. scientists complete a study of emissions from gas wells in Garfield County, Colo., where air quality near fracking is a big concern.

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Prototype Air Quality Sensors Tackle Delhi, India Air

    Air quality sensors in development at Massachusetts Institute of Technology may help bring down costs and up the resolution of Delhi, India air monitoring.

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Air Pollution Gains Ground As Contributor To Stroke Risk

    Through a survey of global risk factors for stroke, Auckland University of Technology researchers have uncovered that air pollution is a major contributor to strokes, according to The Guardian. Those involved in the effort didn’t expect to...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Global Ethane Emissions Up After Long-Term Decline

    Ethane, a potent greenhouse gas, was in decline globally after a peak in 1970 due to improved emission controls on automobiles as well as oil and gas production, storage and distribution. A study from the University of...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Oil Sands Largest Producer Of Secondary Organic Aerosols In North America

    Secondary organic aerosols are a type of anthropogenic emission known to cause great harm to people and climate. The aerosol particles of this type of pollutant are 2.5 microns or less in diameter, a breathable size that...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Better Remote Air Quality Data With KORUS-AQ

    An international team of scientists is conducting research flights across South Korea to assess air quality as part of the KORUS-AQ campaign.

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Europe Lags Behind U.S. In Cutting Air Pollution

    European countries are lagging behind the United States when it comes to cutting air pollution, according to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). To make the determination, the organization compiled air quality data from...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Rickshaw-Mounted Sensors Track Delhi Air Pollution

    Throughout the months of April and early May, a group of researchers in India studied Delhi air pollution using air quality sensors deployed on rickshaws, car-like machines that carry passengers around the overpopulated city of 24 million...

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    Air Pollution Hurting U.S. Plant Diversity

    Scientists at the University of Colorado have found that air pollution in the United States is having a harmful effect on our plant diversity, according to the Denver Post. They considered 15,000 forest, woodland and grassland sites...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Pigeon Air Patrol Used For Tracking London Air Quality

    Air pollution is estimated to cause 10,000 early deaths in London each year, according to a report by scientists at King’s College. Yet many residents of the city don’t really think about the issue of poor air...

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  • Bad Air Linked To Emotional Problems In Children

    Kids behaving badly? A new study says air pollution may be to blame, according to a press release from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute researchers collaborated on...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Mercury Emissions Down 30 Percent From 1990 To 2010

    On a global level, emissions of mercury went down 30 percent from 1990 to 2010, according to a release from Harvard University. Scientists at the school helped in an international investigation to chart the declines, which for...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Dutch Smog Free Tower Cleans Up Air Pollution

    Giving a new meaning to the words “fresh air,” the Dutch have introduced a Smog Free Tower that actually cleans the air in any outdoor environment where it is placed, according to Grist. The first such tower...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Air Pollution, Largely From Farms, Kills Millions Every Year

    All over the globe, air pollution kills millions, according to an Associated Press report on an international study. Unexpectedly, the most important source of air pollution in many cases was found to be farms. Animal waste and...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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