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Fine particulate air pollution linked with increased autism risk

Boston, MA — Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter specifically during pregnancy—particularly during the third trimester—may face up to ...

Air Pollution Down Thanks to California’s Regulation of Diesel Trucks

Berkeley Lab air quality scientists measure truck emissions at Port of Oakland and Caldecott Tunnel. ... Full story

Reducing food waste, protecting the environment and creating economic growth in India through liquid air cold chains

₹43 billion (£4.4 billion) worth of fruit and vegetables wasted annually in India could be better conserved if the country had a sustainable cold chain of refrigerated warehousing and transport, say University of Birmingham (UK) experts in a new study. ... Full story

Australian and Chinese researchers clear the air on pollution problems

Top Australian and Chinese experts have teamed up to tackle the global problem of air pollution. ... Full story

Chemicals Released During Natural Gas Extraction May Harm Human Reproduction and Development

Scientists draw conclusions after review of more than 150 studies; suggest further scientific study ... Full story

Air pollution in Delhi is worse during winter, international research study shows

As the cold weather sets in, a quantitative analysis on particulate matter (PM) in Delhi has highlighted that residents are exposed to significantly higher levels of air pollutants in the Indian capital during winter than in summer. ... Full story

Diversity Outbred mice better predict potential human responses to chemical exposures

A genetically diverse mouse model is able to predict the range of response to chemical exposures that might be observed in human populations, researchers from the National Institutes of Health have found. ... Full story

Biodiversity of Plant Cell Culture Collections Offers Valuable Source of Natural Insecticidal and Fungicidal Products

New Rochelle, NY — Screening large cell culture collections containing plant samples obtained from diverse geographic regions, climates, and soil and growing conditions for biological activity can reveal a wealth of natural compounds with potential applications for crop improvement and protection. ... Full story

Monash to conduct long-term study of the health of Morwell residents

Monash University has been contracted by the Victorian Department of Health to undertake a comprehensive study of the long-term health of Morwell residents following exposure to the smoke from the Hazelwood coal mine fire. ... Full story

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