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An abandoned mine in Kabwe, Zambia, where lead-rich mine tailing pipes litter the landscape.

Pollution-related disease presents global environmental challenge

Written by: Cheryl Dybas , Pollution is linked to a startling 16 percent of all premature deaths worldwide, "a statistic that highlights our failure to address the causes of disease," says Gabriel Filippelli of the Center for Urban Health at IUPUI . "Instead, we tend to focus on the symptoms." Compounding the situation, Filippelli says, "is the...

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  1. Seven Research Teams, Seven Continents

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Faculty from the Department of Earth Sciences have been awarded several grants to research topics ranging from glacial deposits in Antarctica to arc magmatism in the North Pacific...