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Article ID: 696324

Forever Young Catalyst Reduces Diesel Emissions

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Atom probe tomography reveals key explanations for stable performance over a cutting-edge diesel-exhaust catalyst’s lifetime.

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22-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696189

Scientists calculate impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports

University of Georgia

Scientists from the University of Georgia have calculated the potential global impact of China's ban plastic waste imports and how the policy might affect efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the world’s landfills and natural environment.

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15-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696390

East Boston Launching Novel Neighborhood-scale Air Quality Monitoring Network

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College and Aerodyne plan to install eight to twelve ARISense instruments around East Boston, at a fraction of the cost of a single EPA monitoring site.

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20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696181

Chesapeake Bay: Larger-Than-Average Summer 'Dead Zone' Forecast for 2018 After Wet Spring

University of Michigan

Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2018, due to increased rainfall in the watershed this spring.

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18-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695879

World Oceans Day: UGA Professor Jenna Jambeck to Speak to United Nations

University of Georgia

The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is combating plastic pollution, a problem that has been piling up—quite literally—for decades.

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8-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695684

Salt Lake’s light rail trains are air quality sleuths

University of Utah

But for the last four years the trains, operated by the Utah Transit Authority, have done even more: They’ve become air-sniffing sleuths, mapping out where and when different pollutants are present along the trains’ route.

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6-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695648

Surprising Recovery of Red Spruce Shows Value of Clean Air Act

University of Vermont

Surprising new research shows that red spruce are making a comeback—and that a combination of reduced pollution mandated by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act and changing climate are behind the resurgence.

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5-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695353

Nanoplastics accumulate in marine organisms and may pose harm to aquatic food chains

National University of Singapore

A research team from the National University of Singapore discovered that nanoplastics can accumulate in marine organisms over time. This could pose harm to aquatic food chains.

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31-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695323

Doctors and Patient Groups Launch Unmask My City Initiative to Clean Up Sofia’s Air

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

A coalition of nine doctor and health organisations has today joined the global Unmask My City initiative, calling for greater urgency in achieving clean air in Sofia. The Bulgarian capital is one of the most polluted cities in the whole European Union (EU).

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30-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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EU Commission Refers 6 Countries to EU Court for Failure to Keep EU Air Quality Standards

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

European Commissioner Vella has referred 6 out of 9 countries to the European Court of Justice for failure to keep EU air quality standards.

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30-May-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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