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An Assessment of the Air Quality and Health Impacts of Large-Scale Vehicle Electrification in India

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) with robust power plant emission controls and power sector decarbonization policies will yield net air quality and health benefits in every state in India in 2040, a new study finds. 

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Study Links Air Pollution to Nearly 6 Million Preterm Births Around the World

Air pollution likely contributed to almost 6 million premature births and almost 3 million underweight babies in 2019, according to a UC San Francisco and University of Washington global burden of disease study and meta-analysis that quantifies the effects of indoor and outdoor pollution around the world. 

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Cruise Ships Must Be Effectively Regulated to Minimize Serious Environment and Health Impact

The cruise ship industry should be subject to global monitoring and effective legislation because of its continuous increasing impact on both the environment and human health and wellbeing, according to new research.

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Engineers Discover Way to Turn Organic Waste Into Renewable Biofuel Additives Using Radiation

Engineers at Lancaster University have led research that discovers a way to generate renewable biofuel additives, using radiation that could be derived from nuclear waste.

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Missing Wind Variability Means Future Impacts of Climate Change May Be Underestimated in Europe and North America

Climate models may be underestimating the impact climate change will have on the UK, North America and other extratropical regions due to a crucial missing element, new research has shown.

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Children Today to See Far More Weather Disasters Than Their Grandparents

Under current climate policy, the average child born in 2020 will live through around seven times as many heat waves as someone born in 1960. 

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Britain’s Arctic Research Station Celebrates 30 Years of Science and Monitoring Climate Change

The Arctic Station in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard in Norway, the UK’s permanent Arctic research facility, celebrates its 30 years anniversary this week (Tuesday 28 September) as it continues to undertake critical research into how climate change is impacting the pristine environment; with the Arctic warming three times faster than the rest of the world.

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UCI, NASA JPL Scientists Uncover Additional Threat to Antarctica’s Floating Ice Shelves

Glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have examined the dynamics underlying the calving of the Delaware-sized iceberg A68 from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017, finding the likely cause to be a thinning of ice melange, a slushy concoction of windblown snow, iceberg debris and frozen seawater that normally works to heal rifts.

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On the Klamath, Dam Removal May Come Too Late to Save the Salmon

The removal of four obsolescent hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, expected in 2023 or 2024, should have been an occasion for celebration, recognizing an underdog campaign that managed to set in motion the biggest dam removal project in American history.

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Geologically Vibrant Continents Produce Higher Biodiversity

Using a new mechanistic model of evolution on Earth, researchers at ETH Zurich can now better explain why the rainforests of Africa are home to fewer species than the tropical forests of South America and Southeast Asia.

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