Environment

Carbon dioxide capture and use could become a new global business

Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a...

Carbon capture could cause more harm than good, says study

One proposed method for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere – and reducing the risk of climate change – is to capture...

Scientists create a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air. A new way of removing carbon dioxide from...

Why polluted air may be a threat to your kidneys

There is good evidence that polluted air increases the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma — as well as organ inflammation, worsening of...

BPA-free plastics may play a role inflammation, obesity

In a new study, researchers found a compound used to reduce public exposure to possible toxic effects of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) may...

Air pollution linked to hair loss

In a new study, researchers in the Republic of Korea found for the first time that exposure to common air pollutants known as particulate...

Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners

A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified by researchers...

Aspirin may protect your lungs from air pollution

In a new study, researchers for the first time found that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may prevent the harm of air pollution...

Make neighborhoods green for heart health? The idea is taking root

Neighborhoods filled with trees, grass and other flora not only improve the air and clear the mind – they also can reduce heart disease...

Scientists find harmful metal lead in turmeric

In two new studies, researchers found processors in Bangladesh, one of the world’s predominant regions for growing turmeric, sometimes add a lead-laced chemical compound...