Removing CO2 from the air required to safeguard children's future

 

Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions is not enough to limit global warming to a level that wouldn't risk young people's future, according to a new study by a team of scientists who say we need negative emissions. Measures such as reforestation could accomplish much of the needed CO2 removal from the atmosphere, but continued high fossil fuel emissions would demand expensive technological solutions to extract CO2 and prevent dangerous warming. The study is published today in Earth System Dynamics, a journal of the European Geosciences Union.

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Pollution and increasing the risk of asthma in pregnancy

Exposure to environmental pollutants during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for as many as three consecutive generations, according to new research. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology -- Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

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Process of Computer Recycling

 

Computer recycling refers to the reprocessing and reuse of desktop computers and laptops that have been discarded or considered to be obsolete. It also includes computer components such as monitors, screens, keyboards, motherboards, mouse, and central processors. Recycling of computers is done to reduce landfills, conserve precious non-renewable resources, and to promote human and environmental health by disposing computers and their parts in an environmentally friendly way.

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Climate Can Rapidly Change at Tipping Points

During the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric CO2 on the North Atlantic circulation resulted in temperature increases of up to 10 degrees Celsius in Greenland -- as indicated by new climate calculations from researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute and the University of Cardiff.

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17 Critical and Grievous Diseases Caused by Water Pollution

 

Water is a necessity in our daily lives. Nonetheless, its access and availability in many parts of the world has been very difficult because of the contamination caused by water pollution. Pollution by chemicals and other toxic substances has contributed to unhygienic conditions of the surface or groundwater water systems and as such, people have contracted serious water-borne diseases.

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What is Indoor Air Pollution?

What is Indoor Air Pollution?

Many people, when they think of air pollution, they think about smog and car emissions. This is what is called outdoor air pollution but it is more dangerous when it becomes indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution occurs when certain air pollutants from particles and gases contaminate the air of indoor areas. These air pollutants can cause respiratory diseases or even cancer. Removing the air pollutants can improve the quality of your indoor air.

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Land Pollution

 

When we talk about air or water pollution, the reactions garnered are stronger. This is because we can see the effects caused by the pollutants and their extent very clearly. It is normal human psychology to believe in what you see first hand.  Our land on the other hand is living a nightmare too. We may not be able to see the effects with clarity, but land is being polluted and abused constantly and we are unable to calculate the damages incurred. Land Pollution has come to become one of the serious concerns that we collectively battle.

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Poor overall environmental quality linked to elevated cancer rates

 

Nationwide, counties with the poorest quality across five domains -- air, water, land, the built environment and sociodemographic -- had the highest incidence of cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer.

Poor air quality and factors of the built environment -- such as the presence of major highways and the availability of public transit and housing -- -- were the most strongly associated with high cancer rates, while water quality and land pollution had no measurable effect.

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25 Staggering Ways To Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Save Our Environment Today

We currently live in a society where there is over consumption and this comes with increased garbage which is a great problem. Each and every year we recycle more, however, as we do this we create more garbage. As we create this problem, few people are on board to help develop solutions. The three R’s which include reduce, reuse and recycle all function by helping to cut down on the amount of waste that people throw away.

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Sources and Effects of Common Air Pollutants

Air pollution is a growing problem around the world, with individuals and nations alike pumping enormous volumes of harmful pollutants into the atmosphere every day. These pollutants are not only dangerous to the health and wellbeing of plants, animals, and people, but they are also a major contributor to recent climate shifts observed across the globe.

 

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