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Expert reaction to study looking at carbon particles observed in the placenta

3 days ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   2 articles

Research, published in Nature Communications , reports that carbon particles have been found in the fetal side of the placenta in women exposed to air pollution during...
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Guilt-free online shopping is possible if we reinvent home delivery

11 days ago   |   New Scientist

The boom in online retail has left our streets clogged with polluting delivery vans. We navigate the high-tech solutions that will distribute your parcels without the damaging...
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University of Highlands and Islands awards its first doctorate

13 days ago   |   Press and Journal

The first person to graduate with a doctorate from the University of the Highlands and Islands is a microplastics researcher from Wales. Winnie Courtene-Jones, 29, from...
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Americans consume some 70,000 microplastic particles a year

28 days ago   |   Science News for Students

The average American consumes more than 70,000 microplastic particles a year. Scientists hope this estimate will spur others to look at health risks.
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Oceans of Noise: Episode Three - Science Weekly

28 days ago   |   The Guardian

During our summer break, we're revisiting the archives. Today, Wildlife recordist Chris Watson concludes this three-part journey into the sonic environment of the ocean...
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We could use bees' honey to track environmental lead pollution

29 days ago   |   New Scientist

Honey is a surprisingly effective tool for monitoring the levels of lead in the environment. It could be used in places where sampling is hard to organise
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Expert reaction to study looking at air pollution and mortality

29 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

Research, published in New England Journal of Medicine, reports a link between exposure to toxic air pollutants and increased cardiovascular and respiratory death rates. Prof...
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Expert reaction to paper on environmental pollution and psychiatric disorders

1 month ago   |   Science Media Centre

A study, and an accompanying article, published in PLOS Biology, report a possible link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of...
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Is air pollution causing mental health conditions like depression?

1 month ago   |   New Scientist   |   2 articles

Evidence is growing that air pollution is linked to mental health conditions. But it's not clear yet how - and if - pollution may be affecting our brains.
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Cities are using walls of moss to tackle air pollution from traffic

1 month ago   |   New Scientist

Expensive moss walls are the latest trend to combat air pollution in major cities, but can a few square metres of plant matter really solve the problem?
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