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Clearing up Europe's air pollution hotspots

Current air quality legislation in Europe will lead to significant improvements in particulate matter pollution, but without further emission control efforts, many areas of Europe will continue to see air ...

Feb 19, 2015
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Climate engineering no longer on the fringe

When the National Academy of Sciences released a pair of reports earlier this month on geoengineering—deliberate intervention in the climate system to counter global warming—it moved discussion of the controversial topi ...

Feb 19, 2015
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Bringing high tech to soil research

2015 is the International Year of the Soils. Healthy soils are vital to sustainable food systems, clean lakes, verdant forests, and the health of our planet. In honour of the occasion, we offer you a profile ...

Feb 19, 2015
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Case study of microplastics in the ocean

Plastic: its ubiquity and longevity is having a significant impact on the marine environment. That's the diagnosis of one of the world's leading experts in the field, Professor Richard Thompson, who is providing ...

Feb 19, 2015
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Study finds switchgrass removes PCBs from soils

University of Iowa researchers have found a type of grass that was once a staple of the American prairie can remove soil laden with PCBs, toxic chemicals once used for cooling and other industrial purposes.

Feb 18, 2015
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