When you consider the full flight, which includes emissions from takeoff, cruise and landing, aircraft emissions are also responsible for around 16,000 premature deaths a year from impaired air quality.
A big study examined the records of more than a quarter million pregnant women in Beijing from 2009 to 2017 in light of the womens' exposure to air pollution. Among the women 17,497 were found to have experienced silent miscarriages.
Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study has discovered.
Two large European studies find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death.
Wherever that plastic is ending up, we know that it's breaking down over time, disintegrating into micro particles less than 5mm in size, and some even breakdown to the nanoscale at less than one micrometer (size of bacteria).
About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a study published today by U.S. researchers.
Metal contamination levels in some of Tasmania’s lakes are among the highest in the world, a new study has found, while those within the state’s Wilderness World Heritage Area have also been badly polluted by mining.
Air quality in Bangkok is hovering at unhealthy levels as the amount of PM 2.5 exceeded the safe level. Wednesday’s Air Quality Index in Bangkok was 175 at midday.
UK report has found that spending one hour on the London tube is more toxic than spending all day on above ground in ambient London air.
Poisonous particulate matter known as PM 2.5 hit 500 in some parts of New Delhi, with very poor visibility in some areas. Last year, the high was 450 on Dec 23. The recommended level of PM2.5 in western countries is 25.
In natural systems such as grasslands and forests, the availability of nitrogen to plants is declining. With nitrogen deficiency, plants are unable to absorb the same quantity of carbon dioxide as they did previously.