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PM2.5 Air Pollution Is Still Killing Thousands of People in the US

PM2.5 Air Pollution Is Still Killing Thousands of People in the US

Soot kills. Still! Even in America, even in 2019. Those suspended fragments and droplets smaller than 2.5 micrometers across, small enough to be inhaled into the deepest recesses of the lungs and slip into the bloodstream—that’s soot. Or PM2.5 in technical terms. Breathing it in can inflame airways, triggering respiratory troubles, heart problems, even dementia.…
Air Pollution Reduces IQ, a Lot – Marginal REVOLUTION

Air Pollution Reduces IQ, a Lot – Marginal REVOLUTION

The number and quality of studies showing that air pollution has very substantial effects on health continues to increase. Patrick Collison reviews some of the most recent studies on air pollution and cognition. I’m going to post the whole thing so everything that follows is Patrick’s. —- Air pollution is a very big deal. Its…
Digital pollution | Derek Sivers

Digital pollution | Derek Sivers

2019-10-15 You couldn’t just roll down the street leaving huge piles of garbage everywhere you go, making life slower for everyone as they climb over your mountains of junk, just to get on with their life. You’d feel bad about it, right? That’s how I feel about the digital things we put out into the…
Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increase in violent crime

Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increase in violent crime

Dirty air may be even more dangerous than previously thoughtAIR POLLUTION is nothing to sniff at. Perhaps a third of all deaths from strokes, lung cancer and respiratory diseases can be linked to toxic air. In some cities, breathing outdoors is as dangerous as smoking 25 cigarettes a day. But whereas the health problems associated…
How much does air pollution cost the U.S.?

How much does air pollution cost the U.S.?

Damages from air pollution have fallen dramatically in the U.S. in recent years, shows new research. But how different sectors of the economy have contributed to that decline is highly uneven.BY Ellis Robinson, Carnegie Mellon UniversityAir pollution negatively impacts the U.S. economy, costing the U.S. roughly 5 percent of its yearly gross domestic product (GDP)…
Chinese air pollution dimmed sunlight enough to impact solar panels

Chinese air pollution dimmed sunlight enough to impact solar panels

This is your panel on coal — Pollution from coal and biomass burning blocks 13% of solar electricity. Scott K. Johnson - Jul 10, 2019 10:45 am UTC Coal is seen by many as an enemy of renewable energy and the first fossil fuel in line for elimination as things like solar and wind generation…
A Global Pollution Observatory Hunts for Hidden Killers

A Global Pollution Observatory Hunts for Hidden Killers

Diseases caused by pollution killed more than 9 million people in 2015, 16 percent of all deaths worldwide. That’s three times more deaths than from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined, and 15 times more than from wars and other violence. If those figures surprise you, it might be because your first thought is that pollution…

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The Destiny 2 community recently solved a huge puzzle at the center of a new secret quest, sending Guardians back to the strange location known as the Corridors of Time. Finishing the puzzle unlocked a new Exotic quest, leading to a Kinetic fusion rifle called Bastion. And you can earn it right now--below you'll find…

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