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Saving Da Vinci's Last Supper from air pollution

— 23 Nov 2011 19:45 | Environment

Having survived long centuries, political upheaval, and even bombings during World War II, Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece Last Supper now faces the risk of damage from air pollution…

Babies born earlier in areas near busy road junctions

— 4 Apr 2011 18:24 | Health

Babies are born earlier when their mothers live near a concentration of freeways and main roads, a study of 970 mothers and their newborn babies in Logan City, south of Brisbane, has…

Study: Emissions trading doesn't cause pollution 'hot spots'

— 30 Mar 2011 16:37 | Environment

Programs that allow facilities to buy and sell emission allowances have been popular and effective since they were introduced in the U.S. two decades ago. But critics worry the approach…

Think globally, but act locally when studying plants, animals, global warming

— 21 Mar 2011 16:27 | Environment

Global warming is clearly affecting plants and animals, but we should not try to tease apart the specific contribution of greenhouse gas driven climate change to extinctions or declines…

Green sludge can protect groundwater from radioactive contamination

— 17 Mar 2011 19:04 | Environment

Radioactive waste decaying down at the dump needs millions of years to stabilise. The element Neptunium, a waste product from uranium reactors, could pose an especially serious health…

Insights from oil spill air pollution study have applications beyond Gulf

— 11 Mar 2011 16:13 | Environment

During a special airborne mission to study the air-quality impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill last June, NOAA researchers discovered an important new mechanism by which air…

Pinpointing air pollution's effects on the heart

— 10 Mar 2011 17:59 | Health

Scientists are untangling how the tiniest pollution particles - which we take in with every breath we breathe - affect our health, making people more vulnerable to cardiovascular and…

Protecting ecosystems, pollution remediation goals of research at UH

— 7 Mar 2011 17:13 | Environment

Cleaning up pollution, protecting soil from erosion and maintaining species-rich ecosystems are some of the goals of a computational ecology project by a University of Houston (UH)…

Noise distracts fish from their dinner

— 1 Mar 2011 18:27 | Biology

Using underwater speakers to play noise at levels similar to those produced by recreational speedboats, the researchers found that three-spined sticklebacks exposed to even brief noise…

Pollution tax rebates little help for low-income workers

— 22 Feb 2011 23:12 | Environment

Although policymakers believe the regressiveness of pollution taxes can be offset by returning revenue to the low paid through a reduced labour tax, that approach may not work, and…

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