Inhaling particulate matter is hard on human health. New research shows that Southern California’s Santa Ana winds can clear or exacerbate fine-particulate pollution depending on wildfire conditions.
Australia’s road to recovery may be long: Here’s a developing list of how the fires are affecting glaciers, wildlife, water supplies, and global carbon emissions.
This month for our Centennial, we look to AGU’s newest science, geohealth, and the related study of natural disasters.
Using examples from the year 2012, a new study estimates the health costs of deaths and illnesses associated with climate-sensitive events.
Particulate matter in the atmosphere derives from industrial and environmental sources. The size of the particle determines how it deposits in the body and leads to different health challenges.
Reducing emissions could avert more than 300,000 deaths per year by 2050.
Many arid and semi-arid regions experience very little rainfall, but quite a bit of fog, which might be a viable source of drinking water.
Scientists have detected exposure to phthalates among a majority of bottlenose dolphins sampled in Sarasota Bay, Florida (2016–2017), including some with levels comparable to those observed in humans.
More stringent emission controls are key to the country’s future health.
Data gaps obscure the full extent of deaths caused by heating homes with wood and other solid fuels.