A newly discovered type of bacteria has been found in a drinking water system in the US. Other research groups have also detected it in wastewater treatment plants, in groundwater and even in aquaculture systems. Credit: © alexandrink1966 / Fotolia A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences

Food has a tremendous impact on the environment. Image Credit: Flickr/71430589@N02 Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says a new study out of UCSB You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and while good dietary choices boost your own health, they also could improve the health care system and even benefit

Metals from brakes and other automotive systems are emitted into the air as fine particles, lingering over busy roadways. Now, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have shown how that cloud of tiny metal particles could wreak havoc on respiratory health.Image Credit:Flickr/jonbgem Though tailpipe emissions could fall in the years ahead as more zero-emission vehicles

Researchers are a step closer to understanding the relationship between the colour of soot particles and the effect of such atmospheric pollution on climate. Image credit:Flickr/Sergey G Researchers are a step closer to understanding the relationship between the colour of soot particles and the effect of such atmospheric pollution on climate. Their breakthrough, which relates

Consumers are usually unaware of the environmental impacts embodied in the products they purchase – particularly in the case of food, where the main concerns are usually over health or animal welfare.Image credit:Flickr/Ivan Lian With an estimated 12 million loaves sold in the UK every year, bread remains a staple of the British diet. In

Melt pools on melting sea-ice. New research shows humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought. Credit: NASA Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth in the mid-20th Century. The new results challenge

A major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.Image credit:Flickr/Francesco Falciani Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year. The study, which was led by a team from The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York, found

Researchers use the ski lifts to carry equipment to sample air on the summit. A radon sensor travels to the peak of Mount Bachelor.Credit: Dan Jaffe/University of Washington Bothell An unusually warm patch of seawater off the West Coast in late 2014 and 2015, nicknamed “the blob,” had cascading effects up and down the coast.

Car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter, a new study says. Car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter, a new study by the University of Surrey has found. But drivers themselves are the commuters least exposed to harmful particulate matter (PM), when compared with those taking the

With the ocean absorbing more carbon dioxide (CO2) over the past decade, less of the greenhouse gas is reaching the Earth’s atmosphere. That’s decidedly good news, but it comes with a catch: Rising levels of CO2 in the ocean promote acidification, which breaks down the calcium carbonate shells of some marine organisms. The cause of

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