44 UK towns and cities have air 'too dangerous to breathe', report claims

The study was published yesterday and timed to coincide with the release of The Lancet's wide-ranging report on the global impact of climate change on human health.


Glasgow emerged as one of the most polluted cities, with a PM2.5s concentration of 16 micrograms per cubic metre, according the Scotsman. London had 15 micrograms of the particles in every cubic metre-sized parcel of air.

Fracking may alter fat cells: Study

A look at chemicals commonly found in fracking wastewater finds sign that they are influencing cell growth.

Chemicals released by fracking may increase the size and amount of fat cells, even at low concentrations often released into the environment, according to a new study released today.

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