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Breastfeeding protects babies from environmental pollution harm

Babies that are breastfed are provided with a natural protection from the harmful effects of air pollution, a new study has found.

Breastfeeding protects babies from environmental pollution harm
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Extreme weather across UK and US linked to warming Arctic
(Wed 20/05)
New evidence has linked the ongoing warming of the Arctic region with severe weather in countries including the UK and US.... Read more

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Cycling earns society a cash benefit when compared to motoring
(Tue 12/05)
It is six times more expensive for society to travel by car instead of cycling, according to the first study to put a price on car use compared to the bicycle.... Read more

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Pumpkins could be the answer to the food v biofuel crop dilemma
(Sat 09/05)
As concern remains over the need to convert millions of acres of crop land to meet the ever-increasing biofuel demand, a new study has found pumpkins could provide the answer to sharing between food and fuel.... Read more

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Study finds fracking chemicals in drinking water 3km from drilling site leak
(Tue 05/05)
Chemicals used to drill for shale gas were found in the drinking water of homes up to 3km from the site of a fracking site leak, according to new analysis from a team of scientists.... Read more



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Breastfeeding protects babies from environmental pollution harm
(Fri 22/05)
Babies that are breastfed are provided with a natural protection from the harmful effects of air pollution, a new study has found.

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Extreme weather across UK and US linked to warming Arctic
(Wed 20/05)
New evidence has linked the ongoing warming of the Arctic region with severe weather in countries including the UK and US.

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Cycling earns society a cash benefit when compared to motoring
(Tue 12/05)
It is six times more expensive for society to travel by car instead of cycling, according to the first study to put a price on car use compared to the bicycle.

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Pumpkins could be the answer to the food v biofuel crop dilemma
(Sat 09/05)
As concern remains over the need to convert millions of acres of crop land to meet the ever-increasing biofuel demand, a new study has found pumpkins could provide the answer to sharing between food and fuel.

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Study finds fracking chemicals in drinking water 3km from drilling site leak
(Tue 05/05)
Chemicals used to drill for shale gas were found in the drinking water of homes up to 3km from the site of a fracking site leak, according to new analysis from a team of scientists.

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Exposure to traffic pollution in first year of life increases risk of allergies
(Mon 04/05)
Exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests, a new study has found.

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Study links pesticide use to dying colonies of zombie bees
(Thu 30/04)
Scientists have reported that a certain class of pesticides is turning bees into zombies by killing vital brain cells, leaving them unable to learn, gather food and reproduce.

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Study resolves mystery gap in potent greenhouse gas emissions
(Mon 27/04)
Reported emissions of a group of potent greenhouse gases from developed countries are shown to be largely accurate, but for the wrong reasons, according to new findings from an international study led by the University o

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Cutting school bus emissions could result in 14 million fewer absences
(Thu 23/04)
The use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day in the United States could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by

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Study finds Amazon rainforest losses impact on climate change
(Tue 21/04)
Human activity has removed more than ten percent of trees and plants from the Amazon rainforest since the 1960s, a new study has found.

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Green gas from grass to be cleaner and cheaper than fracking
(Mon 20/04)
Britain's leading green energy company, Ecotricity, is set to roll out a new way of generating gas following several years of research and development into making green gas from grass.

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Discovery could help power more homes from Earth's natural heat
(Wed 15/04)
More homes could be powered by the Earth's natural underground heat with a new, non-toxic and potentially recyclable liquid that is expected to use half as much water as other fluids used to tap into otherwise unreachab

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Sewer study finds rise in hospital admissions following heavy rainfall
(Mon 13/04)
Emergency hospital admissions rise following heavy rainfall after a new study found consumers’ drinking water can be contaminated by the release of untreated wastewater, increasing the risk for gastrointestinal illness

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Renewable propane marks big step towards next generation of biofuels
(Fri 10/04)
Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the development of the next generation of biofuels by discovering a method to manufacture renewable propane.

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The huge carbon cost of converting land for biofuel crops
(Thu 02/04)
The drive to convert land to grow crops to match the demand for biofuels could have caused as much carbon dioxide to be released into the atmosphere as 34 coal-fired power plants operating for one year, according to new