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Newswise: Tulane study points to natural cause for arsenic-tainted water

Article ID: 720765

Tulane study points to natural cause for arsenic-tainted water

Tulane University

A new Tulane University study says elevated concentrations of arsenic in groundwater from the upper Chicot aquifer in Cow Island is almost certainly naturally occurring.

Released:
15-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Measuring Impact of Noise Pollution on Birds at a Larger Scale

Article ID: 720587

Measuring Impact of Noise Pollution on Birds at a Larger Scale

Cornell University

Anthropogenic noise pollution (ANP) is a globally invasive phenomenon impacting natural systems, but most research has occurred at local scales with few species. Researchers in this study investigated continental‐scale breeding season associations with ANP for 322 bird species to test whether local‐scale predictions related to breeding habitat, migratory behavior, body mass, and vocal traits are consistent at broad spatial extents for an extensive group of North American bird species in the continental United States.

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11-Oct-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Babies burdened by environmental estrogens in mothers' wombs

Article ID: 720523

Babies burdened by environmental estrogens in mothers' wombs

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Early childhood life in the womb is particularly sensitive to the effects of environmental pollutants. A team from Empa and the University of Vienna has now for the first time been able to show how a pollutant from contaminated food - the environmental estrogen zearalenone - spreads in the womb and is metabolized into harmful metabolites.

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10-Oct-2019 1:20 PM EDT
Newswise: Sunlight Degrades Polystyrene Faster Than Expected
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    10-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720414

Sunlight Degrades Polystyrene Faster Than Expected

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A study published by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene, one of the world’s most ubiquitous plastics, may degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, rather than thousands of years as previously thought. The study published October 10, 2019, in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters.

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8-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720412

Dual Approach Needed to Save Sinking Cities and Bleaching Corals

Duke University

Local conservation can boost the climate resilience of coastal ecosystems, species and cities and buy them precious time in their fight against sea-level rise

Released:
8-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Hazards Mapping, History and the Future of Rust Belt Cities

Article ID: 720192

Hazards Mapping, History and the Future of Rust Belt Cities

Michigan Technological University

Using geographic information systems (GIS) and archaeology to model industrial hazards in postindustrial cities to guide planning and development.

Released:
7-Oct-2019 8:40 AM EDT

Article ID: 720237

How to make carbon pricing palatable to air travellers

University of British Columbia

Travellers are willing to pay a little more for flights if they know the extra money will be used to address carbon emissions, a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found.

Released:
4-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 720236

How Much Are You Polluting Your Office Air Just by Existing?

Purdue University

Just by breathing or wearing deodorant, you have more influence over your office space than you might think, a growing body of evidence shows.

Released:
4-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 720133

Aspirin May Prevent Air Pollution Harms

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function.

Released:
3-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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