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Fireworks are a beloved tradition of the Fourth of July, but the colorful displays also bring a spike in air pollution, a new study shows.
People who breathe polluted air every day may have smaller brains, and a higher risk for "silent strokes," researchers say.
The 2011 Japan tsunami released thousands of tons of ozone-destroying chemicals and greenhouse gases into the air.
In California, tougher rules about air pollution are linked with better lung health in children, a large new study finds.
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.
One of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history was strengthened by smoke from burning farmlands in Central America, a new study suggests.
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.
Research results will have implications for many other lakes in the U.S. and around the world that are also experiencing toxic blooms.
A striking new video from NASA reveals how the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide spreads across Earth in a single year.
Kids may be more likely to develop ADHD if they are exposed to higher levels of air pollution before birth, a new study suggests.
China is taking initial steps to control emissions from ports and shipping — an important new flank in that nation's war on pollution.
After 60 years, will technology and a lawsuit finally bring clear waters to Georgia's Altamaha river?
They might not have feather dusters, brooms or even arms and legs, but bivalves — such as clams, mussels and oysters — make good underwater maids, a new study suggests.
An international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in understanding how toxic mercury disperses in the ocean.