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Utah Suicides Linked to Air Pollution
Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding mountains.
February 18th, 2015
Suicides correlate with air pollution levels in Salt Lake county, Utah, adding to a small but growing body of research that suggests that environmental factors influence suicide risk.
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Coolest Eco-Friendly Technologies at CES 2015
The Tzoa wearable.
January 8th, 2015
Sin City just got a little greener.
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Cleaner Air Really Does Improve Kids' Lung Health
The Los Angeles skyline
March 4th, 2015
In California, tougher rules about air pollution are linked with better lung health in children, a large new study finds.
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Fires Intensified Deadly Tornado Outbreak
Smoke and tornadoes
February 3rd, 2015
One of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history was strengthened by smoke from burning farmlands in Central America, a new study suggests.
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Awash in Plastic: Oceans May Hold 250,000 Tons of Trash
trash island
December 10th, 2014
Ocean waters may hold 10 times more garbage than a previous estimate.
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Prenatal Air Pollution Levels Linked to ADHD in Kids
Two children play together with a toy.
November 5th, 2014
Kids may be more likely to develop ADHD if they are exposed to higher levels of air pollution before birth, a new study suggests.
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Cities Birth More Thunderstorms Than Rural Areas
Atlanta lightning
February 19th, 2015
Hot and humid cities can birth more summer thunderstorms than rural areas in the Southeast.
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Urgently Examining Environmental Impacts of Fertilizer Run-off
Angela Peace uses applied mathematics to solve diverse questions about biological phenomena
January 25th, 2015
As human activity alters the balance of nutrient cycles in nature, one mathematical biologist seeks answers to questions about how phosphorous pollution affects our lakes.
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Modern Worldwide Danger Blooms from Ancient Bacteria
Toxic bloom in Lake Taihu, China
December 9th, 2014
Research results will have implications for many other lakes in the U.S. and around the world that are also experiencing toxic blooms.
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