Environment

Is your drinking water toxic? This app may help you find out

Exposure to hydraulic fracturing fluid in drinking water has been shown to increase the risk of respiratory problems, premature births, congenital heart defects, and...

California wildfires pass 4 million acres burned, doubling previous record – that’s a lot...

When you breathe in smoke from a wildfire, you’re probably inhaling more toxic chemicals than you realize. Pollution from power plants and vehicles, pesticides, fertilizers...

5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a...

Your neighborhood may raise your risk of chronic kidney disease

In a new study, researchers found a neighborhood's overall socioeconomic status, including income and education level, may influence its residents' risk of chronic kidney...

Wastewater predicts COVID-19 outbreaks days before testing, Yale study shows

In a new study, researchers took daily samples from the New Haven-area wastewater treatment plant. They were able to track the progression of COVID-19 up...

Air pollution contributes to COVID-19 death in US

In a new study, researchers found a link between chronic exposure to hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) and COVID-19 mortality rates. The research was conducted by...

We love our blue jeans, but they have a massive water footprint

The fact that blue jeans typically need only a passing acquaintance with the washing machine has always been a point in their favor. But even...

Air conditioning may boost COVID-19’s spread indoors

In a new study, researchers found air circulation and ventilation is key to preventing a build-up of droplets and aerosols that spread COVID-19. They found...

COVID-19 in wastewater can be infectious, study shows

In a new study, researchers found wastewater containing the COVID-19 virus may be a serious threat. The research was conducted by a team from the...

Air pollution plays a big role in development of heart disease, diabetes

Air pollution is the world's leading environmental risk factor and causes more than nine million deaths per year. In a new study, researchers found air...