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There are 98 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Pollution".

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1. Antibiotic resistance must be tackled in the field

We could be encouraging antimicrobial resistance by overusing antibiotics but other factors may also be at play. We spoke to researchers going beyond the clinic to understand how drug-resistance builds up in the bacteria in our sewers and rivers.

Tags: Farming, Health, Microbes, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, Water
2. Q&A with Professor Frank Kelly

Professor Kelly holds the chair in environmental health at King's College London, where he is director of the Analytical & Environmental Sciences Division. Here, he answers some key questions about air pollution in the UK's capital.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution, UK
3. Taking UK atmospheric science global

London's atmosphere may still have its mysteries, but compared to many places it's an open book.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution
4. Who's to blame for bad air?

Controlling our own emissions is a good idea, but plenty of the pollution problems most nations face come from abroad.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution
5. Air pollution from Icelandic volcanoes

In September 2014, a huge volcanic eruption in Iceland emitted up to nine times as much sulphur dioxide per day as all European industry combined.

Tags: Atmosphere, Pollution, Volcanoes
6. Sense about sensors

Commercial pollution monitors are attracting plenty of hype, but scientists say buyers should beware.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution
7. Lifting the lid on London's air

When scientists flew a research plane over London in 2013, they didn't just establish that a new sensing technique could let us monitor emissions in real time. They also stumbled on the traces of one of the biggest corporate scandals ever.

Tags: Atmosphere, Pollution, Health, UK
8. The worst air quality in the world?

Last year El Niño brought drought to south-east Asia, creating the conditions for enormous wildfires that send vast amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and endangered people's health across the region with terrible air pollution. Martin Wooster of King's College London and NERC NCEO reports.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Pollution
9. Ship emissions: Monitoring, enforcement and human health

Air pollution from ships is a serious problem that doesn't get enough attention. Kelvin Boot explains how environmental science can help ensure industry plays by the rules.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Oceans, Pollution, Water
10. New breakthrough helps trace river pollution

Scientists are developing a new way to track the origins of phosphorus pollution in our rivers and understand how it behaves once it gets there.

Tags: Rivers and lakes, Pollution, Farming, Water

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