Pollution From Cars Can Trigger a Heart Attack

September 22, 2011 by  
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Photo: Simone Ramella / cc While the sight of a hazy, smog filled cloud looming over the cityscape is certainly enough to break the heart of any would-be outdoorsman, it turns out that breathing in that pollution just might do so — quite literally. According to a recently published study from the British Medical Journal , the inhalation of vehicle emissions can actually increase the likelihood of a heart attack, even up to six hours after exposure…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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50% More Civil War In Africa by 2030… Thanks to Climate Change

November 24, 2009 by  
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image: Future Atlas via flickr . I’m sure you’ve heard estimates someone say how civil strife is likely to increase because of climate change . It’s an oft-cited notion, but until now the linkages hadn’t really been examined in a systematic, causal way.

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New Study Sends European Carbon Sinks Down the Drain

November 24, 2009 by  
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Image credit: juanRubiano /Flickr Forests and peat land, oceans and grasslands are hungry for carbon. In fact, these areas readily absorb up to half of all carbon emissions, making them a favorite target for scientists and engineers searching for a fast fix to the planet’s rapidly increasing climate problem. Unfortunately, new research indicates that, at least in Europe, these natural carbon sinks are being completely overloaded….

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Dangerous, Potentially-Irreversible Climate Change Happening Faster Than Scientists Thought

November 24, 2009 by  
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