A recent map of fine atmospheric particles called aerosols reveals how fires and dust can inject particles high into the atmosphere.
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A broccoli concoction showed promise in a recent study in fighting one harmful effect of air pollution, but that doesn't mean that broccoli can "detox" the body.
New research published today shows that these microplastics are also home to marine life, some of which could be helping to clean up the oceans.
Some of the top polluters in the U.S. are changing to cleaner energy — a trend that should accelerate with new U.S. standards.
Olive oil could help protect against heart disease, a small new study suggests, but some experts remain skeptical of the link.
Pollution from China's coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter storms over the northwest Pacific Ocean and changing North America's weather, a new study finds.
High levels of air pollution forced travel restrictions around Paris on Monday, but some relief is on the way.
The dry conditions in California have only worsened winter haze, so regulators are implementing burn bans to prevent soot from accumulating.
A Chinese man in a northern city is suing the government for the choking pollution that has settled over the city, arguing that the government failed in its duty to protect the environment.
A new black carbon inventory shows that exposure to this pollutant is 130 percent greater than previous estimates have suggested, according to a new report.
Most carbon capture schemes are complex and expensive, but research on sea urchins has revealed a clean and cheap way to capture carbon and turn it into something useful.