Heavy rain events, which happen just a few days each year, have an outsize role in sending nitrogen runoff into waterways, computer modeling indicates.
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Thanks in part to our taste for "fast fashion" made from synthetic microfibers, our washing machines aren't just polluting the ocean, but the land, too.
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Two-thirds of the plastic waste in the US in 2017 came from things other than plastic packaging, a new study shows.
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Despite a striking drop in nitrogen oxide during China's near-total February lockdown, other air pollution levels didn't follow suit, experts say.
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A new study quantifies the effect air pollution has on human life expectancy around the world. It's not good news, researchers report.
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"We were particularly surprised to find three different brands of milk powder formula, which comprised 14% of the microdebris contaminants."
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A broad look at research on endocrine disruptors and human health consequences suggests regulations need to catch up to the evidence.
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A new study in Sub-Saharan African shows that increases in dust air pollution boosts infant mortality. Climate change could make things even worse, too.
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