What’s the most polluted city? It’s impossible to really know

You might have seen articles ranking the most polluted cities in the world, but a lack of good information makes it difficult to really know.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment cities data-science pollution

Invasive pests kill enough trees to hamper carbon storage

Invasive pests kill so many trees each year, they cut the carbon storage of forests by the equivalent of emissions from 5 million cars.

Brian Wallheimer-Purdue | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment forests insects invasive-species pathogens trees

What a million corals in 2,500 reefs tell us about saving them

Researchers examined more than a million corals one-by-one for a new study on what we can do to save reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment algae climate-change conservation corals oceans

Air pollution speeds up emphysema

Air pollution's effect on the progress of emphysema in the lungs is "in the same league as the effects of cigarette smoking."

David Hill-Buffalo | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution emphysema lungs ozone pollution

Environmental crime goes way beyond poaching

Environmental crime doesn't always take the form we might expect.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment conservation crimes government money pollution

Ancient plankton hint at climate to come

Plankton fossils from the Pliocene, an era with CO2 levels similar to those today, may help scientist predict what's in store for our climate in the future.

U. Arizona | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change fossils plankton temperature

Pollution is behind 1/3 of new asthma cases in Europe

"This new analysis is a call for urgent action. These impacts are preventable. We can and should do something about it."

Texas A&M University | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution asthma childrens-health

Health care is a major source of carbon emissions

The health care system is a major contributor to worldwide emissions and has to change to be more sustainable, researchers argue.

Mike Cummings-Yale | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine climate-change emissions hospitals physicians sustainability

Lake Tahoe shows microplastics aren’t just an ocean problem

Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest, cleanest lakes in the US, shows how that the issue of microplastics goes way beyond the oceans.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured freshwater lake-tahoe oceans plastics pollution soil

New England’s hottest July is a climate change wake-up call

After the hottest July on record for several New England cities, an expert breaks down what the heat means and what we can do to fight climate change.

Boston University | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change temperature

Page 1 of 23