Thursday, August 18, 2022

Environment

Air pollution may lead to poor kidney health

In a new study, researchers found that people living in areas with higher levels of air pollution faced higher risks of developing kidney disease. It's...

Extreme weather could push the U.S. into recession

Without better knowledge of the risk, the average energy investor can only hope that the next extreme event won’t trigger a sudden correction, according...

Not all BPA-free products are safe, study shows

In a new study, researchers found that using "BPA-free" plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain --...

As groundwater depletes, arid American West is moving east

Even under modest climate warming scenarios, the continental United States faces a significant loss of groundwater - about 119 million cubic meters, or roughly...

The world’s ‘chemical diversity’ tripled in just 20 years

There are 350,000 chemicals available on the market and in circulation worldwide, according to a new estimate. The last time researchers compiled a list, it...

Next generation of greenhouses may be fully solar-powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy –- primarily from the wavelengths of light that plants don't...

Common dental floss may increase these toxic chemicals in your body

PFAS chemicals are used in a range of consumer products, including fast food packaging, non-stick pans, waterproof clothing, and stain-resistant carpets. People can be exposed...

Human activity contaminated Himalayan glacier long before people arrived, study shows

Scientists found byproducts of coal combustion in a glacier on one of the world's highest peaks. The finding shows human activity, likely from Europe,...

‘Reverse fuel cell’ could convert waste carbon into valuable products 10 times faster

Researchers develop enhanced device to transform CO2 into valuable chemicals 10 times faster than previous versions. Fuel cells turn chemicals into electricity. Now, a University of...

Your water filter may not catch all toxic chemicals

In a new study, researchers found that water filters may not remove all of the drinking water contaminants you’re most concerned about. They found while...