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Current alien life: Could light pollution awaken extraterrestrial interest from space? | Science | news

Throughout most of Earth's history, an unimaginable expansion of the universe was visible in the night sky. But with increasing population and the corresponding growth of lighting, a light pollution has resulted. Light pollution has been blamed for wasting energy, disrupting wildlife behavior, and even damaging mental health. However, one scientist has now highlighted an overlooked aspect of this light …

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A reduction in pollution does not lead to global warming, study results show

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Fears that efforts to reduce air pollution could dramatically accelerate the process of global warming have been remedied by the release of a seminal new study. Scientists have long feared that while air pollution has devastating effects on human health, it has paradoxically slowed down the warming of the atmosphere. Pollution particles help clouds form with …

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Carnival Cruise Lines paid $ 40 million for the pollution and attempting to cover it up. Now she has to raise another $ 20 million for violating her probation

In 2017, the Miami-based cruise giant had to pay $ 40 million for illegally dumping oil-contaminated waste and forging logs to conceal its actions. Now, Carnival has been awarded another $ 20 million fine for violating its environmental assessment. The US Department of Justice said. After being convicted of illegal dumping and attempting to cover him up, Carnival was given …

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The path of nitrogen pollution to streams leads through more forests (and faster) than suspected

A new study by research hydrologist Stephen Sebestyen from the USDA Forest Service and 29 colleagues from agencies and universities around the world is one of the largest long-term studies to track unprocessed nitrate movement in forests. Credit: Stephen Sebestyen, USDA Forest Service Nitrogen falls to the ground in rain and snow, where it is theoretically used by forest plants …

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Beekeeping: Urban Hives can be used as an indicator of air pollution

A new study on air pollution shows that the pudding is not proof – it's in the honey. Research conducted in partnership between the nonprofit Hives for Humanity and the University of British Columbia has shown that honey collected from urban hives can accurately measure how polluted a city is. This means that honey is not just a by-product of …

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US cities with the largest air pollution

In the California Forest Fire season of 2018, nearly 2 million hectares of land were burned and smoke waves sent into the already polluted skylines of the state. Following the campfire in Paradise, California, pollution levels were observed in the north of the state, outperforming China and India – two of the world's most polluted nations. Read More: What Causes …

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Even the big blue hole of Belize, the largest hole in the world, is not safe from plastic pollution

Richard Branson, Fabien Cousteau and Erika Bergman found plastic soil on the bottom of the Great Blue Hole. The crew found plastic bottles at the deepest point of the sinkhole. Branson hopes that the Fund will increase awareness of the protection of the ocean and its response to climate change. Already in early December, Richard Branson and Fabien Cousteau took …

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Indian dies four years earlier thanks to air pollution: study

Particulate pollution is so severe that it shortens the life expectancy of the average Indian by more than four years, compared to meeting World Health Organization (WHO) air quality guidelines. This has risen 69 percent over two years in the late 1990s as particle pollution increased, said the University of Chicago's Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) on Monday. India is the …

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