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Air pollution in New York City linked to wildfires hundreds of miles away

European Geosciences Union (EGU)

A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada and the southeastern U.S. traveled hundreds of miles and several days to reach Connecticut and New York City, where it caused significant increases in pollution concentrations.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Health, Pollution, Wildfires, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST

New Penguin Colony Discovered in Argentina

Wildlife Conservation Society

Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day on January 20th, WCS researchers announced the discovery of a new colony of Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) on a remote island in Argentina.

Channels: Environmental Science, Nature, Wildlife, Wildfires,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Beyond the Bushfires, What Can Teachers Do to Help Their Kids?

Beyond the Bushfires, What Can Teachers Do to Help Their Kids?

University of South Australia

In a little over two weeks, more than three million Australian students will return to school, ready to start a new year. But, amid the packed lunches and book bags, many may also be returning with a sense of anxiety and confusion in the aftermath of Australia’s devastating bushfires.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Climate Science, Education, Environmental Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sleep, Trauma, Wildfires, Australian News, Staff Picks,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 2:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Investigating the Ocean’s Influence on Australia’s Drought

Investigating the Ocean’s Influence on Australia’s Drought

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

To understand how the relentless heat, blazing wild fires, and bone-dry conditions have reached such extremes, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are looking to the ocean.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Wildfires, Drought, Australian News, Staff Picks,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Keep or Cancel Holiday Plans on Fire-Ravaged Kangaroo Island?

Keep or Cancel Holiday Plans on Fire-Ravaged Kangaroo Island?

University of South Australia

Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia’s most iconic tourism destinations, but as fires continue to rage across the once pristine environment, many holidaymakers are questioning whether to keep or cancel their travel plans.

Channels: Business Ethics, Climate Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Wildfires, Nature, Wildlife, Australian News,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 6:45 PM EST
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