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Air pollution harms the brain and mental health, too – a large-scale analysis documents effects on brain regions associated with emotions

2022-11-22 Air pollution harms the brain and mental health, too – a large-scale analysis documents effects on brain regions associated with emotions   As the planet heats up, air pollution is getting worse. Westend61/Getty Images Clara G. Zundel, Wayne State University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea People […]

EPA Calls Out Environmental Racism in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

2022-10-26 EPA Calls Out Environmental Racism in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley by Lisa Song, ProPublica, and Lylla Younes, Grist ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Louisiana must examine how polluters imperil the health of Black residents, the Environmental Protection […]

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If You’re Worried About the Environment, Consider Being Composted When You Die

    2022-10-12 If You’re Worried About the Environment, Consider Being Composted When You Die Bernard J. Wolfson Would you rather be buried or cremated when you die? If you feel the way I do, the answer is neither. I cringe at the thought of my body burning up at well over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit […]

Hurricane Ian capped 2 weeks of extreme storms around the globe: Here’s what’s known about how climate change fuels tropical cyclones

2022-10-05 Hurricane Ian capped 2 weeks of extreme storms around the globe: Here’s what’s known about how climate change fuels tropical cyclones Hurricane Ian’s water vapor on Sept. 28, 2022, meant heavy rainfall for large parts of Florida. NOAA Mathew Barlow, UMass Lowell and Suzana J. Camargo, Columbia University When Hurricane Ian hit Florida, it was […]

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Bucking Convention to Track the Upside of Invasive Species

2022-09-29 Bucking Convention to Track the Upside of Invasive Species By Asher Elbein A little over a decade ago, Jason Gleditsch was removing Asian honeysuckle when he noticed the birds. Robins and gray catbirds flocked around the thickets in autumn, attracted by the fat, ripe fruits. Originally introduced as ornamental plants in the early 20th […]

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Can I recycle this? Prevent wishcycling by knowing what is and isn’t recyclable

Can I recycle this? Prevent wishcycling by knowing what is and isn’t recyclable (BPT) – You make recycling possible. Without consumer participation, recycling programs can’t function. If you already recycle, you’re playing a critical role in reducing waste in your area. But to truly make sure valuable materials — like cartons, plastic and other materials […]

New Study on Dangerous Heat in The Future

2022-08-26 If you thought this summer’s heat waves were bad, a new study has some disturbing news about dangerous heat in the future Parts of China suffered through a monthslong heat wave in summer 2022. China Photos/Getty Images David Battisti, University of Washington As global temperatures rise, people in the tropics, including places like India and […]

Too hot to handle: Climate considerations for youth sport during the hottest years on record

2022-07-20 Too hot to handle: Climate considerations for youth sport during the hottest years on record Many young athletes spend hours in the hot sun every day. Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images Jessica R. Murfree, Texas A&M University and Natasha Brison, Texas A&M University At least 50 high school football players in the U.S. […]

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