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Los Angeles palm trees may be a major source of air pollution

Mexican fan palms, native to the deserts of northwestern Mexico, are a widely-planted ornamental throughout the Los Angeles basin. They are contributing substantially to the...

This stuff in air may increase risk of heart and respiratory death

In a new study, researchers found that even small increases in nitrogen dioxide levels in the air may be linked to increases in heart...

Floating solar farms could help reduce impacts of climate change on lakes and reservoirs

Floating solar farms could help to protect lakes and reservoirs from some of the harms of climate change, a new study suggests. However, given the...

Green communities linked to lower stroke risk

The greener the neighborhood, the lower the stroke risk, a new study suggests. Researchers matched images gathered from space to health data from residents to...

We could recycle plastic bags into fabrics in the future

Engineers have developed self-cooling fabrics from polyethylene, a material commonly used in plastic bags. In considering materials that could become the fabrics of the future,...

Living near water can be beneficial to your mental health

We know that people are more likely to experience mental health disorders in areas with greater population density. Overcrowding, pollution, urban violence and less social...

Pollen can raise your risk of getting COVID-19, whether you have allergies or not

Exposure to pollen can raise your risk of developing COVID-19, and it isn’t just a problem for people with allergies, new research released March...

This roadside barrier could mitigate air pollution

The curved barriers deflect pollution away from pedestrians and back onto the road. A unique curved barrier has been designed by researchers at Imperial College...

8 ways pollutions can harm your health

In a new study, researchers found chemical pollutants could harm the body in 8 ways: oxidative stress and inflammation, genomic alterations and mutations, epigenetic...

Icing could cost wind turbines 80% of power production, shows study

Wind turbine blades spinning through cold, wet conditions can collect ice nearly a foot thick on the yard-wide tips of their blades. That disrupts blade...