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Source: Christian Science Monitor
A study suggests that human-caused and natural global warming episodes affect rainfall rates differently. The finding could help scientists better forecast what's ahead.
January 25, 2013 Poll: 58% oppose Medicare cutsSource: Politico
Americans want Washington to keep its hands off their Medicare. That’s the gist of a poll released Thursday showing that the public isn’t ready for the dramatic changes in Medicare that are under discussion to help control the...
January 16, 2013 Number of working poor rises amid widening wealth gap, study showsSource: NBC News
The number of U.S. families struggling with poverty despite parents being employed continued to grow in 2011 as more people returned to work but mostly at lower-paying service jobs, an analysis released on Tuesday shows.
A Harvard academic has put the blame squarely for America's failure to act on climate change on environmental groups. She also argues that there is little prospect Barack Obama will put climate change on the top of his agenda in...
January 15, 2013 Climate report sees increasing risks for Midwest
MENAFN - The process is overseen by a federal advisory panel. Members of the panel include David Gustafson, a senior fellow at agricultural biotech giant îMonsantoî Co., John Posey, director of research services at...
January 11, 2013 U.S. could save $2 trillion on health costs - studySource: Reuters
The United States could save $2 trillion in healthcare spending over the next decade, if the U.S. government used its influence in the public and private sectors to nudge soaring costs into line with economic growth, a study...
January 10, 2013 Interagency report published on information required for short-term water management decisions
EurekAlert - Technical specialists from the Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation with NOAA's National Weather Service prepared the report as part of the Climate Change and îWater Working Groupî. It is the...
January 9, 2013 Study: Fixing climate change will take new energy toolsSource: USA Today
The task is more difficult now than just a few years ago, a new study says, citing the recent surge in global greenhouse-gas emissions. Its co-author proposes eliminating emissions altogether by 2060.
January 7, 2013 Nationwide flu activity increases stirs deadly pandemic fearsSource: Examiner
According to a report released on Friday by the CDC influenza activity continues to increase in the United States and most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI).
January 6, 2013 The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle - SlideshowSource: Bloomberg
Bottled water -- clean, portable and good for you -- is the drink of choice for health-conscious consumers who balk at sugary sodas and juices.
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