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Toxic air pollution particles found in human brains

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The new study examined brain tissue from people in the UK and Mexico and found abundant particles of magnetite, an iron oxide. Photograph: Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

Detection of ‘abundant’ magnetite particles raises concerns because of suggested links to Alzheimer’s disease

September 7, 2016 — Toxic nanoparticles from air pollution have been discovered in human brains in “abundant” quantities, a newly published study reveals.  Continue reading Toxic air pollution particles found in human brains

More than 1,000 species have been moved due to human impact

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The swift fox was once Canada’s most endangered carnivore but after being reintroduced in1983 its status has now been downgraded to threatened. Photograph: Roberta Olenick/All Canada Photos/Alamy

Animals and plants are increasingly being ‘translocated’ from their native areas to survive effects of climate change, poaching and habitat loss, says top conservationist

April 21, 2016 — More than 1,000 species have had to be relocated because of climate change, poaching and humans taking their habitat, according to a top conservationist.\

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Ocean acidification slowing coral reef growth

First scientific study on a natural coral reef shows the effect of acidification caused by global warming, rather than common factors in reef decline

March 10, 2016 — Coral reefs are having their growth stunted by ocean acidification caused by global warming, new research has confirmed.

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