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Electric buses – simulation provides a roadmap for greener public transport

Electric buses are breaking through in city transportation. VTT Smart eFleet simulation service, created by VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland, helps to plan the optimal solution.
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Enhancing safety and learning in schools through smart CO2 monitors

Hassan Sherbaz, Solutions Architect at Connexin, explains how smart monitoring solutions can help schools make informed decisions about ventilation across their buildings to protect students.
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WHO leader says “there is no vaccine for the climate crisis”

A new editorial, published across 220 journals, expresses the climate concerns of healthcare professionals and researchers - with Dr Ghebreyesus saying "there is no vaccine for the climate crisis".
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High air pollution linked to 16% increased risk of dementia

A Seattle-based study found that people living in an area with air pollution levels of PM2.5 have a 16% increase in risk of dementia.
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Disproportionate air pollution exposure in African-American communities

Dr Elica A Moss, at Alabama A&M University, explains the ongoing issue of disproportionate air pollution exposure in African-American communities in the US.
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New projects to explore how air pollution in indoor spaces affects human health

Three new research projects have received a share of £9 million to investigate how air pollution in indoor spaces can affect human health.
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Study reveals Amazon rainforest now releases more carbon than it stores

The destruction of the Amazon rainforest influences how much carbon is released - now, scientists reveal that damaged, not-yet-destroyed areas are releasing carbon faster than the rainforest can store it.
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New data finds air pollution can impact growth of newborn babies

A study finds that atmospheric pollution experienced during pregnancy can have an impact on the growth of a newborn baby.
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Disproportionate air pollution exposure in African-American communities

We spoke to Elica M. Moss from Alabama A&M University to profile her research on disproportionate air pollution exposure in African-American communities with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Protecting the air we breathe

In an interview with Open Access Government, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tim Carroll offers a fascinating insight into the current and future state of U.S. air quality.
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Abrupt thaw events: Local landscape degradations with large-scale impacts on Arctic ecosystems

Thaw slump events are local landscape degradations that are expanding with present-day warming in the Arctic, as explained by Maxime Thomas from the Earth and Life Institute at UCLouvain, Belgium.
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Materials approaches to achieving a net zero carbon economy

Stephen Skinner, Professor of Materials Chemistry at Imperial College London, discusses the impact of net zero carbon policies and the challenges these present for materials and systems developers.
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How can Finland confront the climate crisis and preserve its biodiversity?

Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change in Finland illustrates why a circular economy will provide the means to tackle the climate crisis and loss of biodiversity.
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Scientists say childhood disadvantage impacts brain development

The team examined a mix of factors such as pollution, crime, access to education and healthcare - they found that in over 7,000 children, these factors directly impacted brain development.
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Atmospheric science: Air pollution at night

April Hiscox, Associate Professor at The University of South Carolina Department of Geography, details what we need to know about air pollution at night in this special atmospheric science focus.
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National Plant Health Week highlights the benefits of plants

National Plant Health Week (10th May) sets out to discover why plant health matters, the threats plants face, and plant health science.
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Air pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause childhood asthma

A population study of children born in a city in Canada found that air pollution exposure during pregnancy could cause childhood asthma.
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How can the aviation industry cut emissions?

Graham Chapman, a sustainable product and business expert and owner of Powerguard, explores how the aviation industry can reduce its carbon emissions.
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Clean Air Zones post-pandemic

Stephen O’Sullivan, Head of Enforcement Business Development and Sales at Siemens Mobility, discusses how the pandemic has affected plans for Clean Air Zones (CAZs).
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How can we protect people from air pollution?

Sarah Woolnough, Chief Executive of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, discusses the UK’s toxic air crisis, the invisible threat of air pollution, and outlines how policymakers must protect people’s health and create a fairer, healthier society.

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