Air pollution can increase COVID risk by weakening our immune defences and exacerbating underlying health conditions.
Thermal engines are anything but optimized, and significant amounts of the fuel they consume is essentially wasted.
To operate properly, combustion engines inevitably waste a certain amount of fuel. But it may be possible to reduce fuel consumption by reducing friction between engine parts.
Pollution is linked to a range of health problems – including greater risk of COVID-19.
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Young people living in highly polluted areas were 28% more likely to suffer from long COVID.
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen competing in Dubai in 2020.
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Air pollution causes chess players to make more errors – this may have implications for high-skilled professionals.
EV chargers in Corte Madera, Calif.
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If the EV transition focuses exclusively on drivers in privately owned cars, it won’t meet many Americans’ mobility needs, particularly in underserved communities.
Around 20% of women with lung cancer have never smoked.
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While lung cancer rates have decreased by 43% in men, they have risen by 79% in women. New screening guidelines and recognizing early symptoms can help address the changing face of lung cancer.
Rocket launches release hazardous pollutants in the atmosphere’s upper layers.
The UK space launch failed but it succeeded in releasing hazardous pollutants to multiple layers of the atmosphere.
Be prepared. Download an air quality app, stock up on respirators and stay inside if you can.
Homes that survived the Marshall Fire didn’t come through unscathed.
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Noxious smells and blowing ash initially made the homes unlivable. But even after their homes were cleaned, some residents still reported health effects months later.
How to entangle the universe in a spider/web?, 2022, Tomás Saraceno. Courtesy the artist with thanks to Arachnophilia, neugerriemschneider, Berlin and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles.
Photo Credit: Mona/Jesse Hunniford Image Courtesy Studio Tomás Saraceno and MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
This new exhibition at Hobart’s Mona captures Tomás Saraceno’s collaborations with research institutes.
Roughly 2 million people use the London Underground each day.
New research reveals that the London Underground is polluted with small particles which may carry negative health effects for humans.
Some air-cleaning devices release pollutants such as ozone and nitrogen oxides.
According to Mayor of London Saadiq Khan, expanding the ULEZ will ‘ensure 5 million more Londoners can breathe cleaner air’.
To achieve radical improvements in air quality, the ULEZ expansion must be coupled with better public transport and more spaces for pedestrians.
A high air pollution warning was issued for London on this day in January 2022.
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A new report by the UK’s Chief Medical Officer sets out what must happen.
Vendors lack proper infrastructure to ensure protection against environmental health hazards.
Vendors are continuously exposed to outdoor air pollution from traffic or automotive emissions and cooking fuels such as gas and open fires.
As the planet heats up, air pollution is getting worse.
In a systematic review of existing studies, researchers found that air pollution such as fine particulate matter can interfere with regions of the brain responsible for emotional regulation.
Rising pollution on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway, India.
The best way to cut air pollution is to burn less fossil fuel.
Proper waste management can save lives and create wealth. Photo by James Wakibia/SOPA Images/LightRocket.
The decision by African ministers of environment to end open waste burning will not only save lives but also open up new income streams.
Using unsafe fuels for domestic cooking is a major contributor to carbon emissions in Togo.
Togo can take bold actions to reduce climate change emissions and also improve the health of its citizens.
Trucks line up to load and unload at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, California.
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November 1, 2022
Daniel Sperling, University of California, Davis; Lewis Fulton, University of California, Davis; Marshall Miller, University of California, Davis, dan Miguel Jaller, University of California, Davis
As California goes on regulating air pollution, other states often follow – including the Golden State’s ambitious goals for cleaning up emissions from trucking.