'Our findings, very much like the story of the tortoise and the hare, indicate that there are traits within the fastest growing trees that make them vulnerable, whereas slower growing trees have traits that allow them to persist,' said study author Dr Steve Voelker from the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, New York. … [Read more...] about Trees that live fast die young: Increasing levels of carbon dioxide due to global warming reduce the lifespan of trees by causing them to grow more quickly, study shows
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"Once toxicity levels are known, regulators can assess the level of risk to health from e-cigarettes and issue recommendations to manufacturers to reduce concentrations to mitigate risks to acceptable levels." … [Read more...] about E-cigarettes produce NEW toxic chemicals that ‘trigger breathing and heart problems’
When Justin Bieber collapsed last week at the O2 arena in London and was taken to a private clinic feeling "short of breath" and needing oxygen, the rumours started flying that he had had an asthma attack. They were denied by his management, but it would have been understandable if he had. Most of last week, London's air was heavily polluted, with many of the capital's pollution monitors recording "high" nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels as an acute photochemical smog of fumes and microscopic particles (PM) of acids, chemicals, metals and dust drifted in from the continent, mixed with London diesel exhaust and then became trapped in the still, dry air. … [Read more...] about UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?
A Danish inventor, serving life in prison for murdering a female Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine, admitted to the crime for the first time in a documentary broadcast in Denmark on Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Kim Wall murder: Danish inventor admits killing Swedish reporter
People, quite rightly, talk a lot about climate change. But it is now clear that man-made global warming is only one of a number of crises in play. A team of esteemed scientists led by Johan Rockstrom and Will Steffen have identified nine critical thresholds hard-wired into Earth’s environment: climate change, fertiliser use, land conversion, biodiversity loss, air pollution, ozone-layer depletion, ocean acidification, chemical pollution and freshwater withdrawals. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’