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More important than money? Environmental health benefits inspire people to cut back on electricity

Telling people how much pollution they could prevent is more likely to reduce power use than touting cost savings ...

Summer no sweat for Brisbane but winter freeze fatal

Brisbanites are more likely to die during unseasonably cold winters than Australians in other major capitals, QUT research has found. ...

Breathing in diesel exhaust leads to changes “deep under the hood”

Chris Carlsten in the booth used to expose people to diesel exhaust fumes. Photo: Don Erhardt Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can ... Full story

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 twice the risk of having a child with autism than mothers living in areas with low particulate matter, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The greater the exposure, the greater the risk, researchers found. It was the first U.S.-wide study exploring the link between airborne particulate matter and autism. ... Full story

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

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