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Animal production responsible for vast majority of air quality-related health impacts from U.S. food

Poor air quality caused by food production in the United States is estimated to result in 16,000 deaths annually, 80 percent of which are related to animal production, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota. The research also found there are measures farmers and consumers alike can take to […]

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The greening or eutrophication of lakes will increase greenhouse gas emissions

March 26, 2019 – The good news is global and local. Keeping inland lakes from turning green means less greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Healthy drinking water, fishing and recreation opportunities are also increased when waters are not green. What’s wrong with being green? Toxins released by algal blooms can […]

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Research Brief: Black and Hispanic minorities in the U.S. bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution

March 11, 2019 – Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution caused mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The research, led by researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington, quantifies for the first […]

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Researchers Invent ‘Perfect’ Soap Molecule That Is Better for the Environment

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Oct. 26, 2016 – A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources that could dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products and their impact on the environment. The soap molecules also worked better than some conventional soaps in challenging […]