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Volcanic pollution return linked to jump in respiratory disease cases

Respiratory disease increased markedly following one of Iceland’s largest volcanic eruptions, a new study has found. The findings could have significant implications for actions taken to protect the health of the 800 million people living near active volcanoes. Only last month, lava burst through a crack in Iceland’s Mount Fagradalsfjall in the first eruption of […]

Posted inWorld

COVID-19 recovery choices shape future climate

A post-lockdown economic recovery plan that incorporates and emphasises climate-friendly choices could help significantly in the battle against global warming, according to a new study. This is despite the sudden reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants during lockdown having a negligible impact on holding down global temperature change. The researchers warn that even […]

Posted inEnviro

Huge permafrost thaw can be limited by ambitious climate targets

April 10, 2017 – Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned — potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. A new international research study, including climate change experts from the University of Leeds, University of Exeter and the Met Office, reveals that permafrost is […]