Saturday, 14 April 2018
Particulates and Virals?
A study in Utah has suggested that even relatively short exposures to particulates from diesel fumes increases the chances of people (and other animals?) developing viral lung infections (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/13/air-pollution-spikes-can-heighten-risk-chest-infections-research-Utah). This makes it even more reprehensible that the UK Government has reportedly spent circa £500k of tax-payer's money trying to overturn legal requirement to improve air quality (especially near motorways). It is worrying that many schools are located in high pollution zones.
Visited , in Loughor, by a slightly battered Swallowtailed moth ( Ourapteryx sambucaria ).
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...
A report has detailed how climate change is altering life in the warming seas around UK shores ( https://www.theguardian.com/environment...
There is intense interest surrounding a first study outside China, demonstrating that the widely-available CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool...