Author: University of Birmingham

  • Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon

    Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea – potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world’s oceans can absorb, a new study suggests.Scientists have long believed that acids formed from human-generated pollution and natural emissions dissolve iron in airborne particles -…

  • Green city in UAE desert has much to teach the world

    A new desert city in the United Arab Emirates without light switches or water taps has much to teach people around the world about saving energy and precious resources.With its low-rise and energy efficient buildings, smart metering, excellent public transport – a personal transportation pod is pictured below – and extensive use of renewable energy,…

  • Long-term exposure to particulate air pollutants associated with numerous cancers

    The study between the University of Birmingham and University of Hong Kong, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, adds to growing concern around the health risks of prolonged exposure to ambient fine particulate matter.