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Antibiotics and toxic chemicals - economists in new multidisciplinary research on global challenges

Researchers from the Department of Economics were well rewarded in the UGOT Challenges process at the University of Gothenburg. Four out of ...

Up to 90% of Drinking Water Contaminants in Ultrasonic Humidifier Aerosols are Inhalable

New Rochelle, NY - A new study of five drinking water samples of different quality shows that ultrasonic humidifiers aerosolize and emit ...

Can eating less meat help reduce climate change?

There are 19 billion chickens on the planet and billions of pigs and cattle. Their effect on producing greenhouse gasses is already greater than all emissions from transport including airplanes. ... Full story

New study uncovers the underlying causes of Delhi’s air pollution problems

A new study “Air Pollution Challenges for developing megacities like Delhi” published today in Atmospheric Environment has described how Delhi suffers a toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavourable weather that perpetuates and propagates its dangerously high levels of air pollution. ... Full story

Study: Persian Gulf could experience deadly heat

Detailed climate simulation shows a threshold of survivability could be crossed without mitigation measures. ... Full story

Green public housing may reduce health risks from environmental pollutants

Green buildings (left and right) flank a traditionally constructed building ... Full story

New report identifies four ways to reduce health risks from climate pollutants

GENEVA - A new WHO report highlights the urgent need to reduce emissions of black carbon, ozone and methane - as well as carbon dioxide – which all contribute to climate change. Black carbon, ozone and methane – frequently described as short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) - not only produce a strong global warming effect, they contribute significantly to the more than 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution. ... Full story

L.A.’s CicLAvia significantly improves air quality in host neighborhoods, UCLA study finds

Even one-day ‘car-free’ events can reduce presence of harmful particulate matter ... Full story

Disease free water, a global health challenge, commands an international team effort

BLACKSBURG, Va – Antibiotic resistance is a growing global public health threat causing an estimated 23,000 deaths in America each year. ... Full story

Bottled water: Turning the essence of life into a commodity

A new book co-authored by Deakin University academic Dr Emily Potter exposes the secret life of bottled water, one of the most controversial products in the world. ... Full story

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