Halving your meat intake would be good for the environment
We should all swap at least half of the meat, dairy products and eggs we eat with cereals, lentils, beans and other plant-based foods to help reduce nitrogen pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and ...
Nitrogen pollution, climate and land use
A new report quantifies for the first time how much our food choices affect pollutant nitrogen emissions, climate change and land-use across Europe.
Data mashups can help answer the world's biggest questions
As the world wakes up to the power of data, we need to start working out how to join up all this information. We need to turn it into meaningful findings that will help us to make changes to the way we live. ...
Novel system uses microbes to treat, extract power from wastewater
Each day, breweries and wineries produce thousands of gallons of wastewater, which is either poured down the drain or shipped to treatment facilities at a high cost to the companies.
Researchers raise alarm about air pollution levels in Haiti
(Phys.org) —Air pollution in the island nation of Haiti can reach levels considered hazardous by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to recent findings by Tufts researchers.
Modified photocatalyst effective for transforming organic pollutants into harmless end products
UiTM researchers have developed a modified photocatalyst which is economical and effective at transforming organic pollutants into harmless end products.
3 Qs: Economist makes the case for new quasi-experiments as a way of studying environmental issues
How can scholars get traction on environmental problems, particularly those relating to pollution? In an essay appearing in this week's issue of the journal Science, MIT economist Michael Greenstone, along ...
Researchers reconstruct Pacific storm track in climate model
(Phys.org) —The first study that combines different scales—cloud-sized and earth-sized—in one model to simulate the effects of Asian pollution on the Pacific storm track shows that Asian pollution can ...
China says massive area of its soil polluted
A huge area of China's soil covering more than twice the size of Spain is estimated to be polluted, the government said Thursday, announcing findings of a survey previously kept secret.
Australia's dirty secret: who's breathing toxic air?
Australians living in poorer communities, with lower employment and education levels, as well as communities with a high proportion of Indigenous people, are significantly more likely to be exposed to high ...
Sharks contain more pollutants than polar bears
The polar bear is known for having alarmingly high concentrations of PCB and other pollutants. But researchers have discovered that Greenland sharks store even more of these contaminants in their bodies.
Asian air pollution affect Pacific Ocean storms
In the first study of its kind, scientists have compared air pollution rates from 1850 to 2000 and found that anthropogenic (man-made) particles from Asia impact the Pacific storm track that can influence ...
The result of slow degradation
Why do environmental pollutants accumulate in the cold polar regions? This may not only be due to the fact that many substances are less volatile at low temperatures, as has been long suspected, but also ...
England issues health warnings over air pollution spike
High air pollution levels across England prompted the government to issue health warnings on Wednesday.