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Emissions from electricity generation lead to disproportionate number of premature deaths for some racial groups

November 22, 2019

Air pollution doesn’t just come from cars on the road, generating electricity from fossil fuels also releases fine…
Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes

November 19, 2019

Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land, and water around the Athabaska Oil Sands for…
Rethinking the science of plastic recycling

October 24, 2019

New catalytic method could mitigate global plastic pollution. We depend on plastics in our daily life — not…
Scientists reveal how the fossil fuel industry misled the public about climate change

October 23, 2019

An international group of scientists has shown that fossil fuel corporations have, for decades, denied the public’s right…
E-Cigarettes, Tobacco and Cannabis Products Are Littering High Schools

October 11, 2019

High schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes,…
Call for a counterproposal to the pesticide initiatives

September 26, 2019

Here in Switzerland, over 300 different pesticides are applied to protect cereals, fruit and vegetables from weeds, insects…
Why businesses underestimate the need to adapt to extreme climate events

September 18, 2019

What the Stern Report did in 2006 for climate mitigation and the need to reduce carbon emissions, former UN Secretary…
Salt marshes’ capacity to store carbon may be threatened by nitrogen pollution

September 13, 2019

Deep in the waterlogged peat of salt marshes, carbon is stored at much greater rates than in land…
Creating batteries that could help power air travel

August 30, 2019

Researchers present early findings in effort to create less polluting flights. Researchers at the Ohio State University Center…
Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater

August 20, 2019

Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral…
Doubling Down

August 19, 2019

Over the recent decade, total human impacts to the world’s oceans have, on average, nearly doubled and could…
A small number of leaky natural gas wells produce large emissions of greenhouse gases

August 5, 2019

Wells that extract natural gas from underground often leak large amounts of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, into…
How much is your summer BBQ damaging the environment?

July 5, 2019

A typical summer barbecue* for four people releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than an 80 mile…
Sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease connection explored

July 3, 2019

A consensus is building that air pollution can cause neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease,…
Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

June 14, 2019

Ozone near Earth’s surface is a powerful greenhouse gas that is a main component of urban pollution. In…
Toxic metals found in reproductive organs of critically endangered eels

June 13, 2019

The future of European eels—a critically-endangered species—is under threat from toxic metals found in the rivers and lakes…
Stanford develops an experimental process to rinse heavy metals from toxic soils

June 5, 2019

When poisonous heavy metals like lead and cadmium escape from factories or mines, they can pollute the nearby…
Pollution control of rivers can reduce impact of climate warming

June 4, 2019

Improvements in water quality could reduce the ecological impact of climate change on rivers, finds a new study…
In search of a cleaner, more efficient combustion engine

May 31, 2019

While diesel engines offer better fuel economy and stronger towing power than gasoline-powered engines, they also produce more polluting…
Compostable food containers could release PFAS into environment

May 30, 2019

Compostable food containers seem like a great idea: They degrade into nutrient-rich organic matter, reducing waste and the…
Trace metal exposure among pregnant women in British Columbia

May 24, 2019

The Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology last week revealed the findings of a 2016 pilot study…
New study finds river wildlife contain cocaine, pharmaceuticals and pesticides

May 8, 2019

The study published in Environment International, looked at the exposure of wildlife, such as the freshwater shrimp Gammarus pulex,…
Focus on nuclear waste chemistry could help solving cleanup challenges

May 8, 2019

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University…
Localized efforts to save coral reefs won’t be enough

May 6, 2019

A National Science Foundation study of factors that cause corals stress suggests that localized attempts to curb pollution…
Water quality warning

March 15, 2019

Water quality in UK streams and rivers could be worse than currently estimated because we are failing to…
Using Synthetic Biology to fight Environmental Pollution: New insights into an old problem

March 14, 2019

Synthetic Biology (SYNBIO) is a well-established scientific field that offers solutions to a span of societal problems. One…
Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

March 13, 2019

A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with…
How fast fashion hurts environment, workers, society

January 14, 2019

The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing — has created an environmental and social justice…
Grubs for global health

January 13, 2019

Two handfuls of warm, slightly moist, loose soil fill a plastic food container. When tapped gently on the…
Researchers track hurricane’s effects on river pollution and beneficial bacteria

January 8, 2019

On a rainy Saturday in October, Princeton graduate students Arianna Sherman and Weitao Shuai parked their car by…
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