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Up to 38 percent of all annual childhood asthma cases in Bradford, U.K. may be caused by air pollution — ScienceDaily

New research highlights the impact of traffic-related air pollution on childhood asthma. The study also shows traffic-related air pollution could be specifically responsible for up to 24% of the total number of cases. An international team of researchers has used a newly developed model to assess the impact exposure to nitrogen oxides — gases that […]

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Experts highlight air pollution clean up; benefits to economy, human health, and environment — ScienceDaily

Environmental policy guided by science saves lives, money, and ecosystems. So reports a team of eleven senior researchers in Environmental Science & Policy. Using air pollution in the United States as a case study, they highlight the success of cleanup strategies backed by long-term environmental monitoring. Co-author Gary Lovett, a Senior Scientist at the Cary […]

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Rain or snow? Humidity, location can make all the difference, new map shows — ScienceDaily

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have created a map of the Northern Hemisphere showing how location and humidity can affect precipitation, illustrating wide variability in how and why different areas receive snow or rain. 32 degrees Fahrenheit is commonly considered to be the air temperature threshold for rain versus snow, thus informing meteorological forecasting and […]

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: “One of the biggest mistakes” is not digging deeper into Cambridge Analytica

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is speaking publicly for the first time since a whistleblower described how a data firm exploited a loophole to access to data from 50 million Facebook users. Hours after releasing a statement (on Facebook) Zuckerberg spoke to Wired editor-in-chief Nick Thompson about what he called “one of our biggest mistakes.” Thompson spoke to CBSN about […]

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A new ‘green’ material made from solid wastes and natural polymers promises better results than activated carbon in adsorbing pollutants in wastewater and air — ScienceDaily

A new class of low-cost and sustainable hybrid materials could possibly displace activated carbon as the preferred choice for reducing wastewater and air pollution. The material, described in Frontiers in Chemistry, is synthesized inexpensively from solid wastes and a naturally abundant polymer — and can cut down pollutants in air and wastewater with more success […]

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