Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Listening to James Hansen on climate change, thirty years ago and now
Thursday June 21st 2018, 2:08 am

Three decades ago, climate scientists made a series of predictions; for the most part these have proved to be spectacularly accurate. But, somehow, we have failed to act.

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When life gives you global warming, make pancake ice in ocean wave models
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:36 pm

Sea ice is retreating, the Arctic is opening up, and wave activity is increasing. What does this mean for the ocean and atmosphere? The refreezing season of autumn may have some answers.

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Discovery helps explain how Greenland’s ice sheet responds to shifting temperatures
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:34 pm

A tiny clue found in ancient sediment has unlocked big secrets about Greenland’s past and future climate.

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In vino veritas, sort of
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:29 pm

About 10,000 years ago, a farmer in Asia noticed that some of his grapes had naturally fermented and liquid was forming around them. He took a taste and found that it was good. We have been drinking wine ever since.

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Peru’s Bahuaja-Sonene National Park at risk over illegal mining
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:20 pm

In Peru’s Madre de Dios region, illegal mining is everywhere.

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Tackling North Korea’s chronically poor sewage ‘not rocket science’: U.N.
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:18 pm

North Korea has a problem with human waste which is threatening the health of its children, according to a rare survey of family life in the reclusive country by a U.N. agency that also praised Pyongyang’s “improved openness” with data.

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Climate change-related heat waves will be deadly for people who are homeless
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:17 pm

To adequately address climate change, and the existing problems it exacerbates, we need to change the way our society fundamentally functions.

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Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:16 pm

International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon landslides and floods ahead of the peak rainy season expected in July.

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A giant wave of plastic garbage could flood the U.S., a study says
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:16 pm

China’s ban on importing most of the scrap material that it accepted for a quarter century could overwhelm recycling programs in the U.S.

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Summer days are getting hotter
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:14 pm

No matter how you look at summer, it is the season with the most obvious climate change impact – extreme heat.

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New York sues 3M, five others for cleanup costs of toxic chemicals
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:13 pm

New York state sued 3M Co and five other companies to recover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured.

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