pollution

Long-term exposure to air pollution may pose risk to brain structure and cognitive functions

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Long-term air pollution exposure can cause damage to brain structures and function in middle-aged and older adults.

Global CO2 emissions 'stalled' in 2014

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.

Turning smartphones into personal, real-time pollution-location monitors

Posted in Hardware on 14th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Using smartphones and sensing technology to pinpoint times and locations of the worst air pollution, which is associated with respiratory and cardiovascular problems.

Public split on human-caused climate change

Posted in Featured, Science on 24th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Deep public divisions over climate change are unrelated to differences in how well ordinary citizens understand scientific evidence on global warming.

We're Dumping Much More Plastic Into the Ocean Than We Thought

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Eight million tonnes is like covering an area 34 times the size of New York's Manhattan Island to ankle depth.