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forest fire, Smoke, Pollution, NOAA, NASA, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Atmospheric Science, biomass burning

Link Between Forest Fire Smoke and Pollution Events Discovered

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As so often happens in science, UAH doctoral student Aaron Kaulfus was looking for something else when he realized his forest fire smoke research might be significant.

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Nitrate, Water, Birth Defects, Maternal Health, environmental exposures

Largest-Ever Study to Look at Maternal Nitrate Consumption and Birth Outcomes

A group of international researchers will conduct the largest-ever study of the effects of maternal consumption of nitrate-contaminated drinking water on birth outcomes among approximately one million babies born in Denmark.

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United States Air Force, Clarkson University, electric discharge plasma, Groundwater

U.S. Air Force Funds Innovative Technology to Improve Groundwater Clean Up at Clarkson University

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Two Clarkson University Professors have developed a novel and efficient method of cleaning contaminated water by using an electric discharge plasma.

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Clean Air, Clean Power Plan , Air Pollution, Environmental Health and Safety, environmental health risks, Climate Action, Lung Health

Clean Power Plan Repeal is Irresponsible in the Face of Scientific Evidence: ATS

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“The decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan flies in the face of scientific evidence of the dangers air pollution poses to public health, and we cannot keep silent on this,” said George Thurston, ScD, chair of the ATS Environmental Health Policy Committee.

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Environment, Health, Children, Watersheds, Trees, Global Health, Disease, Public Health, Big Data, Civil and Environmental Engineering , Natural Infrastructure

Global Kids Study: More Trees, Less Disease

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A study of 300,000 children in 35 nations says kids whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five.

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Endocrine Society, European parliament, European Commission, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Endocrine Disruptors, Endocrine Disruptor, Chemicals, chemical regulation, Public Health

EU Vote to Reject Flawed EDC Criteria Creates Opportunity to Protect Public Health

The Endocrine Society, the world’s largest organization of endocrinologists, welcomed the European Parliament vote Wednesday to object to proposed criteria that would have failed to identify endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) currently causing harm to public health.

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Clean Power Plan , Greenhouse Gas Emissions, air pollution and asthma, air pollution and human health, Climate advocacy, Lung Health

Repealing the Clean Power Plan Would Be Irresponsible: ATS

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soil, Cadmium, Heavy Metal, Nutrition, Food Security, soil health

Soil Amendments for Healthier Spinach

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Soils keep plants healthy by providing plants with water, helpful minerals, and microbes, among other benefits. But what if the soil also contains toxic elements, such as cadmium? The solution goes back to the soil. Researchers are investigating which soil additives work best.

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Climate, Agriculture, soil, Food Security, soil carbon, Carbon Sequestration, Farming, Hunger, Food, Food Production, Greenhouse Gases

Win-Win Strategies for Climate and Food Security

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Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and forestry sectors could lead to increased food prices—but new research identifies strategies that could help mitigate climate change while avoiding steep hikes in food prices.

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Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Sources, Renewable Energy, Bioenergy, Geothermal energy, Hydropower, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Energy Policy, Community, Education, High School

After-School Energy Rush

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory partnered with the University of Chicago to sponsor “All About Energy,” a six-week program that gives Chicago public high school students an up-close look at careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and a chance to learn what it means to be a scientist.







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