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Ethnic minorities produce less pollution but are exposed to more

Some refineries contribute to local air pollutionMicha​el Stravato/Polaris/eyevin​e By Adam Vaughan Black and Hispanic people in the US are, on average, exposed to more dirty air than white people, despite generally being responsible for less air pollution. For the first time, a study into pollution and inequality has also factored in how people use energy,… Read More »

Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »