Environmental Research Letters

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27 Jul 2020
Large improvements of air quality in China during the COVID-19 lockdown have been widely reported, but new research reveals that the two pollutants most harmful to human health, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone, were only slightly reduced.
11 Dec 2019
Rivers in southeast Asia transport more plastic to the ocean than some rivers in Europe, evidence from a new study in Environmental Research Letters suggests.
17 Sep 2019
A new study has estimated for the first time how the eruption of Mount Tambora changed the probability of the cold and wet European ‘year without a summer’ of 1816.
12 Sep 2019
Researchers from China, France and the USA have evaluated China’s success in stemming emissions from its coal-fired power plants (CPPs).
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26 Apr 2019
Using advanced computer models, researchers at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) found that intercropping enables higher productivity in crops with less synthetic fertilizers and hence reduces the air pollutants being volatilized from the cropland soil.
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11 Oct 2018
A new study has utilized a novel method to estimate long-term ozone exposure and previously reported epidemiological results to quantify the health burden from long-term ozone exposure in three major regions of the world.
15 Jun 2017
Bringing renewable power ‘by wire’ from western China to its power-hungry Eastern cities could have benefits for both local air quality and global climate change, new research has found.
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03 Jun 2016
More than 167,000 hectares of coastland – about 0.6% of the country’s total area – are projected to go underwater in the Philippines, especially in low-lying island communities, according to research by the University of the Philippines.
30 Jan 2015
The world’s urban areas have experienced significant increases in heat waves over the past 40 years, according to new research published today.
27 Jun 2014
Crops grown on “land-grabbed” areas in developing countries could have the potential to feed an extra 100 million people worldwide, a new study has shown.

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