LAWRENCE — Researchers from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas teamed up with colleagues from three other institutions to study what makes some groundwater conservation programs more effective than others. The project, funded by $1.6 million from the National Science Foundation, focuses on two regions whereRead More →

This article was originally published here Peer J. 2022 Jan 6;10:e12732. doi: 10.7717/peerj.12732. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected millions of people around the world. The infection spreads mainly by inhaling infected droplets. Saudi Arabia is a vast country with different climatic conditions. METHODS: The studyRead More →

According to eBay Motors Group, environmental and sustainability considerations are the main driver for those buying used electric and hybrid cars. The company’s latest Consumer Insight Panel study found that 75% of those looking to buy an electric vehicle (EV) did so for environmental reasons, while a quarter were motivatedRead More →

This article was originally published here Annu Rev Public Health. January 4, 2022. doi: 10.1146 / annurev-publhealth-052120-101420. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT New evidence supports a link between environmental factors including air pollution and chemical exposures, climate and the built environment, and transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2Read More →

In children, keeping animals has been shown to increase the risk of respiratory symptoms, particularly asthma and symptoms associated with asthma. A cross-sectional study was conducted to examine the link between pets and respiratory health among schoolchildren in Zhongshan, a city in southern China. The results of the analysis wereRead More →

Twin study points to important environmental factors in Alzheimer’s disease The question of genetic vs environmental influences plays a major role in research on brain aging, with researchers from UNSW Sydney Center for Healthy Brain Aging (CHeBA) revealing new knowledge about one hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease – amyloid plaques –Read More →

Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public domain High air pollution and living far from blue or green spaces negatively influence the health-related quality of life of people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent study by researchers at the University of London. ‘Alberta and the Barcelona InstituteRead More →