There are low levels of cocaine and other drugs in many rivers, and lab studies suggest that European eels are suffering muscle damage as a result
Last week we learned a chemical that harms the ozone layer is being emitted in Asia – and now it seems sloppy recycling might be partly to blame
The world’s nations have set up 200,000 protected areas in which nature is supposed to flourish, but in many cases the protection is pretty much theoretical
Climatologists have tried to set a “carbon budget” that tells us how much greenhouse gas we can emit and stay below 2°C, but their efforts have only caused confusion
Levels of nitrogen oxides in the air are still falling across the US, but satellite measurements show the reduction has slowed down unexpectedly since 2011
A congestion charge in Stockholm not only cut levels of air pollution, it halved the number of children admitted to hospital with asthma attacks
Using Google Street view cars and rooftop sensors, scientists are mapping pollution block by block in California. Now they think their tech is ready for primetime. The post A Race to Develop Pollution Sensing Tech Plays Out in Oakland appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists are using infrared scanners to figure out where groundwater sources burble into the surface supply. The post Entrancing Infrared GIFs Show Where Groundwater Burbles to the Surface appeared first on WIRED.
How a coup d'etat of political maneuvering put business-friendly members on the board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The post Smog Rejoices as Republicans Take LA’s Top Air Quality Agency appeared first on WIRED.
MIT and Harvard scientists moved quickly to publish a study on VW's public health impact.
The post New Study Links VW’s Emissions Cheating to 60 Early Deaths appeared first on WIRED.