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Air Pollution Impacting Brain Function

We’ve known for years that air pollution is harmful to our lungs. A new European study has found that breathing polluted air also impacts brain function. Scientists have known for a while that reduced lung function can have harmful effects on our brains, and they’ve thought that pollution hinders our cognitive response through this lung […]

What Will Happen When All the Fish are Gone?

The world’s fishing industry is quickly running out of new ocean fishing grounds to exploit as it depletes existing areas through unsustainable harvesting practices, according to a study published recently. Expansion into unexploited fishing grounds allowed global catches to increase for decades, and disguised the fact that older areas were being depleted, according researchers at […]

Back to School with N1H1

The Daily Green had some good advice on dealing with N1H1 at back-to-school time.  It’s a new virus, so there’s no telling how bad it will be this fall and winter, but so far H1N1 — the swine flu — has proven to be a virulent, but not altogether debilitating strain of the flu. It’s […]

Car Pollution

No surprised here… Women exposed to air pollution from freeways and congested roads are much more likely to give birth to premature babies and suffer from preeclampsia, according to a study by University of California scientists published Wednesday. The findings, based on pregnant women in the Long Beach/Orange County region of Southern California, add to […]

What Lies Beneath The Arctic Ice

The U.S. Geological Survey has some insight into what lies beneath/near/on the Arctic Circle: An estimated 90 billion barrels of recoverable oil Enough oil to supply the WORLD’s needs for nearly 3 years. Maybe 1.670 trillion cubic fee of natural gas About 13% of the world’s undiscovered oil About 30% of the world’s undiscovered natural […]

239 Billion Green Opportunities in China

There are 239 billion green opportunities in China. That is, China is planning on spending Y2 trillion ($239 million) to ensure that renewable energy will account for 15% of the nation’s power by the year 2020. China is the world’s second largest energy user. A country one fourth the size uses more. Presently, less than […]