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Future climate warming potentially unprecedented in 420 million years

Future climate warming potentially unprecedented in 420 million years

New research led by the University of Southampton suggests that, over the next 100 to 200 years, carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere...
4 ways to promote reusable coffee cups

4 ways to promote reusable coffee cups

A new study identifies strategies that could reduce the use of disposable coffee cups. Researchers at Cardiff University tested a range of measures to encourage...
Glacier photos illustrate climate change

Glacier photos illustrate climate change

Climate is changing -- there should be zero doubt about this circa 2017. The outstanding issue for the geoscience community has been how we best...
Some of Greenland's coastal ice will be permanently lost by 2100

Some of Greenland’s coastal ice will be permanently lost by 2100

The glaciers and ice caps that dot the edges of the Greenland coast are not likely to recover from the melting they are experiencing...
Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new adsorbent material made from fruit peels

Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new adsorbent material made from fruit peels

Researchers have developed a process that allows to clean waters containing heavy metals and organic compounds, using a new adsorbent material made from the...
China's severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change

China’s severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change

China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall...
How brake dust could end up harming your lungs

How brake dust could end up harming your lungs

New research shows how brake and tire dust—a cloud of tiny metal particles—could wreak havoc on respiratory health. Metals from brakes and other automotive systems...
Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Diet and global climate change You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and while good dietary choices boost your own health, they also...
Cancer 'hot spots' in Florida may be associated with hazardous waste sites

Cancer ‘hot spots’ in Florida may be associated with hazardous waste sites

Studies have shown that hazardous waste sites have the potential to adversely affect human health and disrupt ecological systems. Florida has the sixth highest number...
High blood pressure linked to short-, long-term exposure to some air pollutants

High blood pressure linked to short-, long-term exposure to some air pollutants

Both short- and long-term exposure to some air pollutants commonly associated with coal burning, vehicle exhaust, airborne dust and dirt are associated with the...