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The science of windy cities — ScienceDaily

Global population and urbanization have boomed over the last few decades. With them came scores of new tall buildings, drones, more energy-efficient ventilation systems, and planned air taxis by Uber and other companies. But these technological advancements must contend with a natural physical phenomenon: wind. Scientists presented the latest findings on modeling and predicting urban […]

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Which particulate air pollution poses the greatest health risk? — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, together with colleagues from several other European institutions, have investigated whether particulate matter from certain sources can be especially harmful to human health. They found evidence that the amount of particulate matter alone is not the greatest health risk. Rather, it could be the so-called oxidative potential that […]

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Congress Seeks Answers on Alaskan Mine Project

Democrats in the House of Representatives have begun an investigation into the Pebble project in Alaska, seeking records to determine whether developers of the proposed gold and copper mine deceived Congress and the Army Corps of Engineers about their plans. In letters to the developers and corps officials, leaders of the House Committee on Transportation […]

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Does air pollution increase women’s risk of dementia? Study finds high levels associated with brain shrinkage patterns common in Alzheimer’s — ScienceDaily

Older women who live in locations with higher levels of air pollution may have more brain shrinkage, the kind seen in Alzheimer’s disease, than women who live in locations with lower levels, according to a new study published in the November 18, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of […]

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