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Study finds link between sleep apnea and increases in PM2.5, NO2

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Martha Billings, lead study author and associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington. Future studies are needed to discern the effects of specific air pollutants from other neighborhood and regional features, to explore possible mechanisms, and to evaluate if improving air quality improves sleep health.

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PM2.5 pollution linked to higher glaucoma risk

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People in neighborhoods with higher amounts of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) pollution were at least 6% more likely to report having glaucoma than those in the least-polluted areas, according to the findings published in an open-access paper in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. micrometres in diameter, or PM 2.5 ).

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DOE AVTA Completes 1M Miles of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing

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INL is also a principle participant with eTec and Nissan in coming deployment of deployment of 4,700 battery-electric Nissan Leaf vehicles in 5 greater metropolitan statistical areas. The AVTA also tests other electric drive vehicles such as hybrid electric vehicles and neighborhood electric vehicles. Earlier post.) AVTA PHEV testing.

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Heating Buildings With Solar Energy Stored in Sand

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Their journey began with a question posed by its founders, Tommi Eronen and Markku Ylönen, when they were university classmates: “Is it possible to build an energy-self-sufficient and cost-effective hippie commune for engineers using only solar power?” That enables us to switch many buildings to a renewable heat source quickly,” he says.

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The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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Professor Robert Cervero, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California-Berkeley. Professor Sebastian Thrun, Stanford University. In perhaps the most sobering statistic shared at the 2009 SAE conference, Prof Thrun’s investigations have led him to believe that 1-1.2 Dr. Luca Guala, Systemica.

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Johns Hopkins study links exposure to coarse particulate matter to increased risk of asthma in children

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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University report that coarse particulate matter—created by physical processes such as tire and break wear, agricultural tilling, salt spray and dust created in manufacturing—appears to put children at greater risk for asthma, independent of exposure to fine particulate pollution. across the U.S.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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Frank is Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where he established the Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis), and was director of the US Department of Energy’s National Center of Hybrid Excellence at UC Davis. Appendix D: Vehicle Driving Statistics. slow charge.

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