Archive for January 6th, 2017:

Brixton Road breaches annual air pollution limit in five days

Image copyright Matt Dunham Image caption Air quality in the capital is monitored by King’s College London A south London road has breached its annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days. Readings taken in Brixton Road found levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), linked to nearly 5,900 early deaths a year, repeatedly breached

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Fossil fruit from 52 million years ago revealed

Image copyright Peter Wilf, Penn State Image caption The berry, which has turned to coal, filled the lantern-like husk A fossilised fruit dating back 52 million years has been discovered in South America. The ancient berry belongs to a family of plants that includes popular foods such as potatoes, tomatoes and peppers. The plant family’s

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Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Image copyright Adrian Luckman Image caption A huge iceberg, a quarter the size of Wales, is poised to break off from the Larsen C ice shelf An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say. A long-running rift in the Larsen C ice

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