- Long-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter, Blood Pressure, and Incident Hypertension in Taiwanese Adults
Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death worldwide, contributing to 17.7 million deaths in 2015 (WHO 2017). Many epidemiological studies have shown that long-term exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality (Brook et al. 2010; Hoek et al. 2013; Pope and Dockery 2006). The […]
- Fine Particulate Air Pollution and the Expression of microRNAs and Circulating Cytokines Relevant to Inflammation, Coagulation, and Vasoconstriction
Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) hospitalization and mortality attributable to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution continues to be one of the greatest public health concerns worldwide because of ubiquitous exposure, particularly in developing countries (GBD 2015 Risk Factors Collaborators 2016; Yang et al. 2013). However, biological mechanisms that link PM2.5 exposures with CVD events remain […]
- Hearing will scrutinize use of money in special environmental funds
As state lawmakers continue to search for ways to plug an estimated billion-dollar budget hole, they are taking a renewed look at state agencies’ use of special funds, including money dedicated to environmental programs. A House hearing scheduled for next week will examine how the state Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Conservation and [...]
- DEP fines natural gas company $1.7M for drilling violations
State environmental officials have fined a natural gas company $1.7 million for problems at well sites in Greene and Clearfield counties. Energy Corporation of America was cited for, among other things, operating storage pits without proper permits and for pits that leaked. The violations took place at 17 well sites, according to the Pennsylvania Department [...]
- Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
- South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.