Living near fracking sites increases risk of premature death in older adults, US study finds | Environment

Elderly people living near or downwind from unconventional oil and gas wells such as fracking sites are more likely to die prematurely, according to a major new US study. Oil and gas extraction by newer or unconventional methods like hydraulic fracturing has grown rapidly across America over the past two decades, with at least 17.6 … Read more

Living near fracking sites increases risk of premature death in older adults, US study finds | Environment

Elderly people living near or downwind from unconventional oil and gas wells such as fracking sites are more likely to die prematurely, according to a major new US study. Oil and gas extraction by newer or unconventional methods like hydraulic fracturing has grown rapidly across America over the past two decades, with at least 17.6 … Read more

Arctic ice study reveals consequences of climate change can last thousands of years

Arctic ice study reveals consequences of climate change can last thousands of years

In 2004, Hollywood made paleoclimatology — the study of Earth’s ancient climate — pop-culture famous with scientist Jack Hall, who analyzes the Antarctic past only to discover an imminent Ice Age in The Day After Tomorrow. But this kind of work isn’t a Hollywood invention. Paleoclimatology can help us understand the consequences of present and … Read more

How does air quality affect longevity? Brain study reveals a beneficial link

How does air quality affect longevity?  Brain study reveals a beneficial link

Getting some fresh air can rejuvenate a flagging brain and offer a much-needed energy boost. But the air we breathe can have hidden side effects long after an afternoon spent in the great outdoors. According to a new study, better air quality might even lower some people’s risk of a deadly brain condition. Multiple studies … Read more

Ozone pollution costs Asia billions in lost crops: study

Ozone pollution costs Asia billions in lost crops: study

Ground-level ozone drastically reduces yields of rice, wheat and corn in parts of Asia, a new study has found. Persistently high levels of ozone pollution in Asia are costing China, Japan and South Korea an estimated $63 billion a year in lost rice, wheat and corn, a new study has found. While ozone forms a … Read more

Indonesia’s 2019 wildfire destruction far worse than official estimate – study

Indonesia's 2019 wildfire destruction far worse than official estimate - study

A motorcyclist rides on a road through land destroyed by forest fires near Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Earth scorched in 2019, fires were recorded almost twice officially – study Study shows deforestation rate slows in 2017-2020 Indonesia says it … Read more