A just-published study coins a new metric: the "mortality cost of carbon." That is, how many future lives will be lost--or saved--depending on whether we increase or decrease our current carbon emissions. If the numbers hold up, they are quite high.
As per a report from the Chinese Global Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Scientific Experimental Satellite (TanSat), nearly six gigatons of carbon is being discharged over the land per annum, which equals almost 12 times the mass of all living humans.
Two major rivers trusts are joining forces to work with communities, researchers, and businesses in the plastics supply and waste management chain to identify plastic litter types in the Mersey catchment.
A far-reaching new study of the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger cars, including SUVs, draws sharp and meticulous distinctions between the climate impacts of battery and fuel cell electric vehicles on one hand and combustion vehicles on the other.
Monash University and the Provincial Government of West Java, Indonesia today signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate on developing new solutions to restore the Citarum River – one of the most polluted rivers in t...
Forensic scientists have developed a new method to help monitor plastic pollution across the world.
Wildfire smoke may greatly increase susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to new research from the Center for Genomic Medicine at the Desert Research Institute, Washoe County Health District, and Renown Health in Reno, Nev.
New research, led by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, illustrates the disparity between the narrow origins and far-reaching impacts of greenhouse emissions responsible for disrupting the global climate system.
Children prone to increased levels of air pollution might be more likely to exhibit poor academic skills in early adolescence, which include math skills, spelling, and reading comprehension, and poor inhibitory control during late childhood.
In 2015, 170 countries worldwide adopted the Paris Agreement, with the goal limiting the average global temperature increase to 1.5 °C.