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UofL Gastroenterology Researcher Receives $4 Million From NIH for Innovative Liver Research

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UofL gastroenterologist Matthew Cave, M.D., believes that chemicals we breathe, consume or come in contact with in the environment may be contributing to liver disease. He has been awarded $4 million by the NIEHS to explore the effects of environmental chemicals on the liver.

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5,000 Deaths Annually From Dieselgate in Europe

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● Higher exposure to secondary particles and ozone can be traced back to excess NOx emissions from diesel cars, vans and light commercial vehicles. ● With the EU’s vehicle emission limits achieved on the road about 5,000 premature deaths could be avoided annually. ● If diesel cars emitted as little NOx as petrol cars, about 7,500 premature deaths could be avoided annually.

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People of Color Exposed to More Pollution From Cars, Trucks, Power Plants During 10-Year Period

A new nationwide study finds that the U.S. made little progress from 2000 to 2010 in reducing relative disparities between people of color and whites in exposure to harmful air pollution emitted by cars, trucks and other combustion sources. While absolute differences in exposure to the air pollutant dropped noticeably for all populations, the gap between pollution levels to which white people and people of color were exposed narrowed only a little.

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Helping in the Fight Against Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia

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A University of Portsmouth disaster specialist is helping with the fight in Colombia against illegal gold mining and its impacts, from deforestation and toxic pollution, to socio-economic pressures on nearby communities.

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Competing Species, Polluted Floodwaters, Post Harvey Cleanup, and More in the Environmental Science News Source

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Floods in Texas Chemical Plant Unlikely to Cause Toxic Water, Air

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soil, Decontamination, Lasers, Toxins, Pollutants, Contaminants, Wenjun Zheng, Sichao Hou, Ming Su, Northeastern University, Journal of Applied Physics

Lasers Zap Decontaminates from Soil

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There might be a new and improved way to rid contaminated soil of toxins and pollutants: zap it with lasers. By directly breaking down pollutants, researchers say, high-powered lasers can now be more efficient and cheaper than conventional decontamination techniques. They have shown how such a laser system could work, describing the proof-of-principle results this week in the Journal of Applied Physics.

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The Outsized Role of Soil Microbes

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Three scientists have proposed a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long-term carbon storage and its response to changes in global climate and atmospheric chemistry.







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