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Study links pesticides and pregnancies with increased risk of autism
June 23, 2014 08:00 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, according to a new study. The research discovered the associations were even stronger when the exposures occurred during the second and third trimesters of the women's pregnancies.
Nasa Prepares To Launch First Satellite Dedicated To Measuring CO2 Levels
June 13, 2014 04:49 PM - Click Green Boston Newsdesk, ClickGreen
NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission will provide a more complete, global picture of the human and natural sources of carbon dioxide, as well as their "sinks," the natural ocean and land processes by which carbon dioxide is pulled out of Earth’s atmosphere and stored.
Nuevos gases artificiales descubiertos en la atmósfera
June 5, 2014 08:47 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Científicos de la Universidad de East Anglia han descubierto dos nuevos clorofluorocarbonos (CFC) y un nuevo hidroclorofluorocarbonos (HCFC) en la atmósfera. La investigación, publicada hoy, parte del descubrimiento de otros cuatro gases artificiales por el mismo equipo en marzo.
New man-made gases discovered in atmosphere
June 4, 2014 08:13 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have found two new chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one new hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) in the atmosphere. The research, published today, comes after another four man-made gases were discovered by the same team in March. Scientists made the discovery by comparing today’s air samples with air collected between 1978 and 2012 in unpolluted Tasmania, and samples taken during aircraft flights.
Hurricanes with female names result in greater death toll
June 3, 2014 07:49 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Hurricanes with feminine names are likely to cause nearly three times as many deaths than storms with masculine names after new research found girl names are perceived as less threatening. A new University of Illinois study is warning to watch out for hurricanes with benign-sounding names like Dolly, Fay or Hanna because people in the path of these severe storms may take fewer protective measure, leaving them more vulnerable to harm.
Reducing emissions to combat climate change
June 2, 2014 08:22 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Climate engineering is unlikely to provide an effective or practical solution to slowing global warming, according to a new study. Reducing the release of carbon remains the only likely answer to tackling climate change ahead of fanciful projects such as positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in the earth's atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth's atmosphere.
Reglamentación para reducir emisiones de carbono también reduce contaminación del aire.
June 2, 2014 08:05 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Ajustar fuertemente las normas para las emisiones de carbono que alteran el clima de las centrales eléctricas proporcionaría la ventaja añadida de reducir otros contaminantes del aire que pueden enfermar a las personas y dañar el medio ambiente.
Airport pollution worse than the freeways in LA?
May 30, 2014 07:44 AM - Click Green Staff, ClickGreen
A new study has found that heavy airplane traffic contributes to even more pollution to the skies above Los Angeles than the city’s congested freeways. And the research results, published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, revealed the effect continues for up to 10 miles away.
Rules to cut carbon emissions also reduce harmful air pollution
May 28, 2014 08:58 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Setting strong standards for climate-changing carbon emissions from power stations would provide the added bonus of reducing other air pollutants that can make people sick and damage the environment. A first-of-its-kind study released today by scientists at Syracuse University and Harvard has mapped the potential environmental and human health benefits of power plant carbon standards and found potential for reductions of more than 750 thousand tons of other harmful air pollutants across the US.
Eagles facing threat from diclofenac
May 27, 2014 08:02 AM - ClickGreen Staff, ClickGreen
Just months after the news that the vulture-killing drug diclofenac had been licensed for veterinary use in Europe, two groundbreaking scientific studies have revealed that a greater diversity of birds of prey, including the golden eagle, are also susceptible to its effects. These findings strengthen the case for banning veterinary diclofenac across Europe and for strengthening bans and enforcement of bans in South Asia to stop the illegal misuse of human diclofenac to treat livestock.