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Tesla’s Bioweapon Defense mode could add years to your life — in Beijing

Tesla’s Bioweapon Defense mode could add years to your life — in Beijing Spend two minutes inside a Tesla with the air filters running and even the world’s most polluted air is reduced to a safe level.So says Tesla Motors — based on placing one of its Tesla Model X crossovers inside a badly polluted plastic bubble for 10 minutes.

India is home to half of the world's 20 most polluted cities: WHO

India is home to half of the world's 20 most polluted cities: WHO New Delhi is no longer the world’s most polluted city, but India continues to afflicted by air pollution, being home to four of the 10 cities with the worst air pollution levels, according to new data from the World Health Organisation.Overall, 10 Indian cities figured in the list of world’s 20 most polluted cities.

Animation shows advance of climate change with horrifying clarity

Animation shows advance of climate change with horrifying clarity Ever since the “hockey-stick graph,” climate science and graphic design have been intimately associated with one another.0 degrees Celsius deviation from the 1850-1900 global temperature average for that month.

Poisoning pigeons in the park: Using urban pigeons to monitor lead levels

Poisoning pigeons in the park: Using urban pigeons to monitor lead levels A new study of pigeons in the City shows that lead levels in the pigeons track closely with lead levels in children living in the same neighborhoods.What if we could use them to monitor possible dangers to our health in the environment, like lead pollution?

These three fungi could one day help recycle your phone battery

These three fungi could one day help recycle your phone battery This has been observed for some time, and it’s one of the main reasons that fungi are used all over society to extract metals from things like industrial fly ash, or runoff from processing plants.Now, logically enough, this approach is coming to battery recycling.

The sad story of the last Tasmanian tigers

The sad story of the last Tasmanian tigers The thylacine, more popularly known as the Tasmanian tiger, was an apex predator in Australia and Tasmania before its extinction in the early 20th century.Despite its superficial resemblance to a large dog, the thylacine was actually a marsupial, with no relation to canines — its doglike features emerged as it evolved to fill an ecological niche similar to wolves.

Industrial pollution particles found in brains of city dwellers

Industrial pollution particles found in brains of city dwellers The team found high levels of nanoparticles made of a mineral called magnetite.More importantly, they found evidence that these nanoparticles were taken up from air polluted by industrial processes.

400 ppm of CO2 was just another line in the sand, and we’re not stopping there

400 ppm of CO2 was just another line in the sand, and we’re not stopping there ) But this year, the entire planet has hovered above 400 ppm of CO2 with no indication that we’ll for some reason experience a precipitous drop.No, there’s no huge tipping point where 399 ppm would have been A-OK but now 400 is climate apocalypse.