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Creating healthy cities one step at a time

A new series published in The Lancet, led by the University of Melbourne and featuring authors from leading global academic institutions, quantifies ...

Outdoor air pollution exceeds WHO limits for 90% of UK population

Data released today (Tuesday 27 September 2016) from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that over 90 per cent of the UK’s ...

USC researchers to study environment’s influence on health

The 20-year USC Children’s Health Study, which covers the impact of air pollution, will receive funding from the National Institutes of Health ... Full story

Climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand, say scientists

A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world’s three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas. ... Full story

VW Emissions Cheat May Lead to Premature Deaths, Economic Cost

EPA’s air pollution assessment tool calculates potential impact of vehicles’ added emissions ... Full story

Mercury contamination prevalent in western North America

ANN ARBOR—Mercury contamination is widespread across western North America in the air, soil, lake sediments, plants, fish and wildlife, according to an international research team that included a University of Michigan biologist. ... Full story

Scientists use ‘genetic forecasting’ to predict future invasions of vampire bat rabies virus

Scientists have been able to use genetics to predict future outbreaks of vampire bat rabies virus (VBRV) on the Pacific coast of South America within four years – a scenario potentially affecting wildlife conservation, agriculture and human health. ... Full story

Magic membrane creates clean water

The way industry uses water could be revolutionised by a cleansing system developed by Professor Mikel Duke and his research team at Victoria University’s Institute for Sustainability and Innovation. ... Full story

State’s most comprehensive natural disaster risk assessment launched today

The University of Tasmania will today (Tuesday, 13 September 2016) hand over the State’s most comprehensive natural disaster risk assessment ever undertaken, providing emergency services with key information to help prepare for and reduce the impact of future disasters. ... Full story

Healthcare costs for infections linked to bacteria in water supply systems are rising

Antibiotic resistance may be contributing to a trend in rising healthcare costs for infections associated with disease-causing bacteria that can live inside drinking water distribution systems, including household and hospital plumbing ... Full story

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