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Volume 2 Issue 11, November 2019

Volume 2 Issue 11

Air pollution and miscarriage risk

Maternal exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased risk of miscarriage. Analysing clinical records in Beijing, China, Zhang and colleagues associate the risk of silent miscarriage, a kind more likely to happen early on in the pregnancy, with levels of PM2.5, sulfur dioxide, ozone and carbon monoxide.

See Zhang et al.

Image: National Geographic Image Collection / Alamy Stock Photo. Cover Design: David Shand.


  • Editorial |

    A significant amount of research is needed to determine whether promising technologies in the lab could translate into implementable solutions to achieve sustainability.


Comment & Opinion

  • Comment |

    The global rush to develop the ‘blue economy’ risks harming both the marine environment and human wellbeing. Bold policies and actions are urgently needed. We identify five priorities to chart a course towards an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable blue economy.

    • Nathan J. Bennett
    • Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor
    • U. Rashid Sumaila
  • Comment |

    A freight carbon offset presents an opportunity for transport operators and their customers to invest carbon offset capital within the freight transport sector itself, accelerating the transition to a more sustainable global transport network.

    • Suzanne Greene
    • Cristiano Façanha

News & Views

  • News & Views |

    The Sustainable Development Goals elegantly capture humanity’s shared aspirations, but it’s at the national level where the rubber hits the road. Progress is possible across multiple goals but challenges to comprehensive achievement remain.

    • Brett A. Bryan
    • Michalis Hadjikakou
    • Enayat A. Moallemi
  • News & Views |

    Phosphorus recovery is as important for closing the phosphorus cycle as its discovery 350 years ago was for food production. A new analysis highlights costs and benefits of creating value from the wastes generated by our food systems and modern lifestyles.

    • Paul J. A. Withers


  • Perspective |

    Real-time control of combined sewer systems and green infrastructure can be used to reduce flooding. In this Perspective, the authors simulated the use of integrated stormwater inflow control to dynamically activate infrastructure in Copenhagen, Denmark, to substantially reduce combined sewage emissions.

    • Nadia Schou Vorndran Lund
    • Morten Borup
    • Peter Steen Mikkelsen


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