A team of Carnegie Mellon researchers found that Pittsburgh’s air pollution levels decreased during the stay-at-home order—but the overall impact remains small.
Concentrations of sulphur dioxide in polluted areas in India have decreased by around 40% between April 2019 and April 2020.
Amidst growing concern about the pollution it causes, several countries have, in recent years, restricted the use of certain foamed polystyrene products.
New research revealed that tiny, sunlight-absorbing particles in wildfire smoke may have less impact on climate than widely hypothesized because reactions as the plume mixes with clean air reduce its absorbing power and climate-warming effect.
Microplastics are receiving a lot of attention lately due to its difficulty in removal from the environment.
While ocean acidification was initially perceived as a threat only to the marine realm, the authors of a new publication argue that it is also an emerging human health issue.
Although large emissions cuts are urgently needed if we are to achieve the global climate goals, it may take decades before we can measure the effect of the reductions on global temperature evolution, a new study shows.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method that can make it easier for public authorities to assess the health risks of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the environment.
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads rapidly around the world, and has limited people's outdoor activities substantially.
Rice University chemical engineers found an efficient catalyst for destroying PFAS “forever” chemicals where they least expected.
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