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Reveling in the Enigmatic Beauty of Easter Island

With travel restrictions in place worldwide, we’ve launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Benjamin Lowy shares a collection of photographs from Easter Island. Some 2,200 miles off the coast of Chile, Rapa […]

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Falling visibility shows African cities suffering major air pollution increases — ScienceDaily

Falling visibility in three major African cities reveals that air pollution has increased significantly over the last 45 years — leaving citizens facing further short-term increases in man-made pollution due to increasing urbanization and economic development, a new study reveals. Africa is not well-equipped with air quality monitoring, so scientists have used visibility data for […]

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Spotting air pollution with satellites, better than ever before — ScienceDaily

Researchers from Duke University have devised a method for estimating the air quality over a small patch of land using nothing but satellite imagery and weather conditions. Such information could help researchers identify hidden hotspots of dangerous pollution, greatly improve studies of pollution on human health, or potentially tease out the effects of unpredictable events […]

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Breathing heavy wildfire smoke may increase risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest — ScienceDaily

Exposure to heavy smoke during recent California wildfires raised the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests up to 70%, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart abruptly stops beating properly and can no longer […]

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