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July 19, 2017 7 Countries With Worse Income Inequality Than the United States


Since the Great Recession, the lopsided distribution of wealth in the United States has been a major concern for everyday Americans, whose wages are stagnating as the rich claim an ever-larger piece of the pie.

July 19, 2017 Insurers paid out $19.5 billion for natural disasters in first half: Munich Re

Source: Reuters

FRANKFURT – Insurers paid out around $19.5 billion for natural disaster claims in the first half of 2017, almost 40 percent less than the year-earlier payout of $32 billion, reinsurer Munich Re said on Tuesday.

July 18, 2017 Artificial Sweeteners Don't Help People Lose Weight, Review Finds

Source: NPR

After looking at two types of scientific research, the authors conclude that there is no solid evidence that sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose help people manage their weight. And observational data suggest that the people...

July 12, 2017 Who's Searching for Electric Cars? Take a Look at the Trends

Source: Save on Energy

For more than a decade, electric cars have been slowly growing in popularity throughout the United States. As prices continue to fall and the state and federal governments continue to provide incentives in the form of tax breaks,...

July 11, 2017 Earth faces "biological annihilation" in sixth mass extinction, scientists warn

Source: CBS News

In a new study, researchers say the current mass extinction is even "more severe than perceived" and amounts to "biological annihilation" affecting thousands of species.

July 11, 2017 Poll: 40% Of Americans Think Global Warming Will Make Humans Go Extinct

Source: Daily Caller

Roughly two-fifths of Americans believe global warming will eventually lead to humans becoming extinct, according to a Yale University poll.

July 10, 2017 Dirty water use puts nearly a billion at risk – study

Source: Reuters

ROME – Untreated wastewater from cities is used to irrigate 50 percent more farmland worldwide than previously thought, leaving some 885 million people exposed to the risk of diseases, including diarrhea and cholera, a study said...

July 6, 2017 Climate change played a role in Europe’s scorching June – study

Source: Reuters

OSLO, Man-made climate change contributed to scorching heat across Western Europe this month, when Portugal suffered deadly forest fires and many nations sweltered under record-breaking temperatures, scientists said on Thursday.

June 29, 2017 Air pollution exposure may hasten death, even at levels deemed 'safe,' study says

Source: LA Times

The nationwide study of more than 60 million senior citizens linked long-term exposure to two main smog pollutants — ozone and fine particulate matter — to an increased risk of premature death.

June 27, 2017 Greenland ice sheet melt, warming seas, land ice shift accelerate sea level rise

Source: International Business Times

Australian and international researchers have found out that the rate at which global sea levels have risen in a little over two decades has increased by 50 percent. Researchers involved in the study used refined satellite...

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