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Research suggests that childhood air pollution damages general intelligence

Childhood air pollution has been understood as partially responsible for respiratory health - now, researchers are investigating at how exposure can damage cognitive ability later on in life.
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Scientists find new truths about how forests impact air quality

Researchers are looking at how forests impact air quality, based on the classification of temperate trees and what that means for how the forest really works.
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Intelligent traffic systems (ITS) in the UK

Wilke Reints, Managing Director of Siemens Mobility Limited’s Intelligent Traffic Systems business, turns our thoughts towards intelligent traffic systems (ITS) including comment on traffic volumes, air quality and electric vehicles.
air quality and health

The intrinsic link between air quality and health in built environments

Mark Grayston, Head of Product Marketing at Mitsubishi Electric, discusses the intrinsic link between air quality and health in our built environments.
antimicrobial coating, coronavirus

British company launches fast-acting antimicrobial coating that destroys coronavirus

Here, we learn about a British company launching a fast-acting antimicrobial coating that destroys coronavirus.
policy-making

How is extensive research informing EU policy-making?

Megan Warrender, Assistant Editor at Open Access Government, investigates the current and future policy priorities of the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, and what is influencing them.
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Dr Elica M. Moss: Changing the landscape of microbiology

Here, we interview Dr Elica M. Moss, a Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Health and Environmental Toxicology at the Alabama A&M University.
environment-related actions

Companies should monitor the Commission’s environment-related actions

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, Partner at Signature Litigation, argues here that companies should monitor the European Commission’s environment-related actions.
fresh air

Clean Air Zones: A breath of fresh air

Simon Boyle, Environmental Law Director and Sally Redman, Senior Environmental Consultant, both from Argyll Environmental, tell us why Clean Air Zones in the UK are a breath of fresh air.
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Are we fighting a losing battle to prevent climate change?

Our climate is global and the challenge of preventing catastrophic environmental damage will require the cooperation of all nations - but is it too late to prevent climate change?
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Researchers predict “faster and hotter” wildfires in California and Nevada

Scientists looked at calculations of how dry the air could become throughout the 21st century - it seems that wildfires in California and Nevada are predicted to increase in ferocity.
global plastic waste, UKRI

UKRI funds £20 million to address global plastic waste problem

The global plastic waste situation will receive an investment of £20 million from UKRI - research partnerships will begin with 11 countries.
tropical peatland conservation, COVID-19

Tropical peatland conservation can prevent animal diseases jumping to humans

Scientists at the University of Exeter found that tropical peatland conservation can impact how animal diseases, like the bat-based COVID-19, transfers to human beings.
soot

Bonfire Night pollutes our air with large amounts of soot

Researchers from the University of Leeds have discovered that soot in the atmosphere around Bonfire Night is 100 times its normal level.
offsetting

Everything you need to know about carbon offsetting

In this environment focus, we explain everything you need to know about carbon offsetting from what is it, why it is so important and how it can help improve environmental issues.
ethnic minority populations, racism

7% of US schools in poorer, ethnic minority populations will open

Data suggests that only 7% of US schools in poorer, ethnic minority populations will open fully this Autumn - policy-makers are struggling between access to education and protection from infection.
premature deaths

Tens of thousands of pollution related deaths averted by COVID lockdown

According to a new study, COVID-19 lockdowns across China and Europe have averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution.
global carbon emissions, transport

COVID-19 decreased global carbon emissions by 1551 million tonnes

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research analysed real-time data to understand the impact of this unprecedented lockdown on global carbon emissions.
china zero carbon, green recovery

China pledges zero-carbon emissions by 2060

Recently, China’s President Xi Jinping announced a shocking pledge for the country to achieve zero-carbon emissions by 2060.
eu bio based, green recovery

How the bio-based industry is key to the EU’s green recovery

According to a new report, strong European bio-based industries will allow the EU to accelerate the green economic recovery and the transition towards climate neutrality.

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