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NASA satellite images: Which are the most polluted countries in the world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Europe are among the world's largest emitters of nitrogen dioxide -- but both have also shown the most dramatic reductions in these emissions between 2005 and 2014, according to new global NASA satellite maps.<p>Nitrogen dioxide is a yellow-brown gas that is a common …

Pollution

Women in STEM: How Georgia Tech, Caltech, and others opened up to female engineers.

<i>This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among</i> Arizona State University<i>, the</i> New America Foundation<i>, and Slate. On Thursday, March 27,</i> …

Chinese Pollution Blows Back to California

Global interdependence now means not only sharing the same warming atmosphere - but also breathing the same air.<p>A recent groundbreaking study led by Chinese and American scientists, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAC), documents how pollution from US- outsourced …

Air pollution: how big a problem is it for cyclists?

It’s a scenario familiar to any urban cyclist: you’re stuck behind a fume-belching bus or taxi, a choking diesel aroma wafting through your lungs. You think: is this really the healthy option?<p>The good, if simple, answer from pollution experts is: yes. Cycling does remain many, many times better for …

The World Health Organization Declares Air Pollution an Official Carcinogen

It’s official – air pollution causes cancer. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) just announced that …

Air pollution killing over two million annually, study says

More than two million people are dying every year from the effects of outdoor air pollution, according to a new study.<p>An estimated 2.1 million deaths are caused by anthropogenic increases of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) while a further 470,000 are killed annually as a result of human-caused …

Drought linked to polluted winter air

California's parched winter brought a big surge in air pollution, pushing the number of bad air days one-third higher than the previous winter and posing a serious health threat, state air quality officials said Tuesday.<p>Levels of haze-forming soot typically increase in winter, but this year was …

Air pollution in Paris – big picture

First published on Fri 14 Mar 2014 09.09 EDT

Are environmental changes spreading Rift Valley and Lassa fevers?

Animals in Africa, both wild and domesticated, sustain livelihoods and promote wellbeing. They provide nutrition, labour, trade and currency, and bring millions of tourist dollars into the continent every year.<p>Yet, increasingly, they also bring disease. Since 1940, more than 60% of infectious …

Cases Of Mysterious Valley Fever Rise In American Southwest

When she was just 6, Emily Gorospe became very tired and sick. The spunky girl, now 8, developed a fever that wouldn't go away, and red blotches appeared across her body.<p>"She's got so much energy usually," says Emily's mother, Valerie Gorospe. "Just walking from one part of the house ... she was …

Experience Travel

Heli-Skiing 101

I’ve been snowboarding for 17 years, but am a complete novice when it comes to skiing—just above the beginner’s ski school lesson of forming a “pizza wedge” to slow down, and straightening out to “French fries” to accelerate.<p>Unfortunately for me, my snowboard boots were in baggage limbo along with …

Train Smarter - Ski Mountaineering Ep. 1

Watch George Hein, a financial analyst from Wyoming, start Mountain Athletics training with North Face athlete Kit DesLauriers, as he prepares for a major skin up and ski down in the Tetons. Set your goal and get your workouts. A new series from The North Face's Mountain Athletics.

Ranking The Best Muscle Building Exercises: From Beast To Least

It's time to tune up your training routine. This article will rate exercises for each muscle group from "beast" to "least." Here is the scale:<p><b>Beast</b> - …

Extreme Sports

M&F Cheat Sheet: Core Construction

The term “core” has been a buzzword in the fitness industry for many years now. Most of us physique-minded folks still only think of our abs when the …

Muscle

Everyone's All Worked Up About This Pregnant Weightlifter. Come See Why

Lea-Ann Ellison is a weightlifter—and I don't mean she messes around with these:<p>I mean that she has done heavy weightlifting routines, with big-time barbells, for years. So when she posted photos to Facebook of herself pumping some iron—no biggie, right? Except <i>this</i> time, the pics showed her lifting …

Chinese authorities suspect human-to-human transmission of H7N9 avian flu

A worrying development in China’s H7N9 outbreak: There is growing evidence that the virus may have the ability to be transmitted between humans, especially close family members, and the Chinese government has admitted for the first time it’s a possibility.<p>The Chinese National Health and Family …

Public Health

H7N9 Bird Flu in Shanghai Kills First Medical Worker, Renewing Transmission Fears

The H7N9 bird flu virus has claimed the life of a medical professional in Shanghai, renewing concerns that the virus can spread between people.<p>An …

Google and Twitter Help Track Influenza Outbreaks

Worst flu season in years causes public health emergency in Boston.<p><b>This flu season could be the longest and worst in years. So far 18 children have died from flu-related symptoms, and 2,257 people have been hospitalized.</b><p>Yesterday Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a citywide public health …

H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009

The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe -- a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated by the World Health Organization, researchers say.<p>In a study published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine, epidemiologists used data on respiratory deaths in …