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News | Animal Links

Heartbreaking Photos Show What Your Trash Does To Animals

They mistake it for food, they get tangled in it, they die from it.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

'Mismatch' between the way our senses evolved and modern world is making us ill, experts warn | The Independent

The modern world is radically at odds with the way human senses have evolved, helping to make us short-sighted, obese and depressed, scientists have warned. Spending large amounts of time indoors under artificial light and staring at computer screens ha

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Hey, you! Yeah, you. Throw away your cigarette butts.

I have these cool neighbors. I know they are cool because they have regular get-togethers with other cool people that spill out onto the sidewalk so that passersby must dodge packs of young, arty types sipping wine and smoking American Spirits or whatever

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Thousands of lives could be saved in California by stricter air pollution limits, study finds

More than 2,000 Southern Californians die early each year from polluted air, and the region would benefit the most of anywhere in the country from reducing ozone and fine particle pollution below current federal limits, a new study has found.

News | Health & Wellbeing

Top Toxins to Avoid

What are the worst toxins we're exposed to in our daily lives? Here's a list of the worst environmental toxins with information about how to avoid them.

News | Health & Wellbeing

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

asy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home?

News | News

China's Latest 'Airpocalypse' Seen from Space

Severe air pollution is choking China with thick veils of smog, and yesterday (Dec. 7), Beijing issued a red alert — the highest possible — due to poor air quality in the Chinese capital city. Recent satellite images of the country show large hazy clo

News | In the News

Atmotube Is A Tiny Pollution Sensor That Clears Up What’s In The Air You Breathe

Portable air quality tracker Atmotube aims to be the Waze for air quality tracking in your city. The device is a tiny tube that you can carry around in your..

News | That's News to Me

China smog reaches 50 times WHO recommendations - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: A swathe of China was blanketed with acrid smog Monday after levels of dangerous particulates reached around 50 times World Health Organization maximums, in what environmental campaigners said were the highest figures ever recorded in the

News | That's News to Me

German sailor gets sick after Rio regatta - US News

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German sailor has fallen ill and is getting daily hospital treatment for several skin infections after competing in polluted water at a test event for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Sports | My Sporting News

Olympic Teams to Swim, Boat in Dangerously Contaminated Rio Waters

An analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues in Rio.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

The Chesapeake Bay Is Absolutely Filled With Plastic

Microplastics contaminate the water on a massive scale.

News | The News

Kind of Blue: China’s Air Pollution Not as Terrible as Before - China Real Time Report - WSJ

If you’re living in China and have the vague impression that the skies have been bluer than usual this year, it’s not just wishful thinking.