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May 10, 2013 Potential flu pandemic lurksSource: MIT News
A new study from MIT reveals that there are many strains of H3N2 circulating in birds and pigs that are genetically similar to the 1968 strain and have the potential to generate a pandemic if they leap to humans. The researchers,...
Source: LA Times
WASHINGTON — Climate change may increase the risk of extreme rainfall in the tropics and drought in the world's temperate zones, according to a new study led by NASA.
April 30, 2013 New EPA Report to Congress Highlights National Success in Clean Air Benefits and Fuel Savings of Diesel Emissions Reduction Program
trucknews.com - Schaeffer highlighted some significant features of the report: -- DERA received almost $470 million through annual appropriations and "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" (ARRA) funds between 2008 and 2010; --...
Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report, which will be released on Tuesday, found the number of attacks by state-affiliated actors had nearly tripled from last year and that 96 percent were attributed to China.
Forbes - With the disease spreading and possible carriers in the population, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention is considering expanded monitoring. State media reported today that the total number of H7N9 bird...
April 12, 2013 Americans Still Divided on Energy-Environment Trade-OffSource: Gallup
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans divide evenly when asked whether the U.S. should prioritize energy production (46%) or environmental protection (45%) when the goals conflict. From 2001 to 2008, Americans consistently came down on the...
Source: Huff Post
A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans support the Keystone XL pipeline. According to the nonpartisan group, 66 percent of Americans favor construction of the pipeline, which would...
April 2, 2013 Report links millions of deaths to Chinese air pollution
I4U NEWS - He has kept a low profile, but as the Chinese ambassador to the World Trade Organization, nobody can ignore his job, especially given the slowdown of Chinese exports and the rising trade-remedy cases against China amid...
April 1, 2013 Poll: Americans want U.S. to prepare for climate changeSource: USA Today
Should the United States prepare for climate change? And who should pay? A Stanford University survey released Thursday finds that 82% of Americans want the nation to prepare, but most don't want government to pay.
March 27, 2013 Half the length of U.S. streams and rivers in poor conditionSource: LA Times
The news from a comprehensive national survey of river and stream health is not good: Only about a fifth of the length of America’s rivers and streams is in good biological condition, while 55% is in poor shape.
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