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Long-term exposure to road traffic noise may increase the risk of obesity

Long term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with increased risk of obesity. This was the conclusion of a study involving the participation of...
Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days

Half of the world’s annual precipitation falls in just 12 days

Climate change likely to make global precipitation more uneven Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12...

Can we produce enough green hydrogen to save the world?

Around a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions are produced by industries such as steel and cement. So if we're going to work towards an...

Colder, darker climates could increase alcohol drinking and liver disease

Where you live could influence how much you drink. According to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Division of Gastroenterology, people living in colder...

Your heart hates air pollution. Portable filters could help

Microscopic particles floating in the air we breathe come from sources such as fossil fuel combustion, fires, cigarettes and vehicles. Known as fine particulate matter,...

The world’s plastic problem is bigger than the ocean

As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean. This...

New system opens the door to transforming CO2 into industrial fuels

Imagine a day when emissions spewing from power plants and heavy industry are captured and fed into catalytic reactors that chemically transform greenhouse gases,...

A game plan for technology companies to actually help save the world

Smartphones, computers and social media platforms have become indispensable parts of modern life, but the technology companies that make them and write their software...

Changing temperatures are helping corn production in US — for now

New research shows that increased temperatures, combined with the natural cooling effects of large fields of plants, have had a major contribution to improved...

Machine learning could help optimize traffic and reduce pollution

Applying artificial intelligence to self-driving cars to smooth traffic, reduce fuel consumption, and improve air quality predictions may sound like the stuff of science...