Electric drive vehicles have little impact on US pollutant emissions, study finds
(Phys.org) —A new study from North Carolina State University indicates that even a sharp increase in the use of electric drive passenger vehicles (EDVs) by 2050 would not significantly reduce emissions of ...
Air pollution tied to exports: Study finds blowback causes extra day per year of ozone smog in LA
Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U.S. and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published today ...
Study shows wind and solar plant benefits vary by location
To clean up the mine, let Ascomycete fungus reproduce
Harvard-led researchers have discovered that an Ascomycete fungus that is common in polluted water produces environmentally important minerals during asexual reproduction.
Solar-powered nano sensor targets gases more polluting than carbon
(PhysOrg.com) -- A solar-powered sensor station to monitor in real time the concentration of gases that are key culprits in climate change and air pollution has been installed on a QUT Gardens Point roof as ...
Pollution from Asia Circles Globe at Stratospheric Heights
(PhysOrg.com) -- The economic growth across much of Asia comes with a troubling side effect: pollutants from the region are being wafted up to the stratosphere during monsoon season. The new finding, in a ...
Africa to spew half world's particle pollution by 2030, study says
With its exploding urban population burning ever more coal and wood, Africa could contribute as much as 55 percent of the world's particle pollutants by 2030, a study said Tuesday.
Study shows airborne black carbon soot much worse than thought in China and India
Scientists call for global action on coral reefs
Urgent cuts in carbon emissions are needed if Caribbean coral reefs are to survive past the end of the century, scientists have warned.
Architect imagines BT Tower as pollutant-scrubbing haven
Major changes needed for coral reef survival
To prevent coral reefs around the world from dying off, deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions are required, says a new study from Carnegie's Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira. They find that all existing coral ...
MIT alumnus brings solar-powered cookers to the people of the Himalayan plateau
While Scot Frank '08 was interning in China as part of the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) program in 2005, he visited the rural Himalayan plateau—which opened his eyes to an ...
California's efforts to clean up diesel engines have helped reduce impact of climate change on state, study finds
(Phys.org) —Reductions in emissions of black carbon since the late 1980s, mostly from diesel engines as a result of air quality programs, have resulted in a measurable reduction of concentrations of global ...
Chinese, Indian airlines face EU pollution fines
Eight Chinese and two Indian airlines face fines of up to several million euros for not paying for their greenhouse gas emissions during flights within the bloc, the European Commission said on Friday.