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April 8, 2015 Superflu pandemic is biggest danger to UK apart from a terrorist attack – and could kill 80,000 peopleSource: Independent (UK)
As many as 80,000 people could be killed in an outbreak of a new kind of superbug and “much of modern medicine” could become unsafe because diseases are becoming resistant to modern drugs, according to a new Government report.
April 7, 2015 Fateful Harvest: A Reuters Special ReportSource: Reuters
The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer...
April 7, 2015 This Is How America Really Feels About Climate Change: New Model Breaks It Down To The County LevelSource: IB Times
There have been plenty of reports and coverage about global warming, or climate change, but how do Americans really feel about the phenomenon? Researchers from Yale University and Utah State University created a model that...
Source: World of Tech Today
A recent study conducted by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) holds packaged and processed foods as the main culprits behind the Americans’ consuming salt in excess of the daily recommended allowance....
April 6, 2015 Poll: Americans Starting to Worry About Climate Change Now That It Affects Their LawnsSource: The New Yorker
SACRAMENTO – A new poll shows that Americans who were unconcerned about climate change as it wreaked havoc around the world are beginning to worry, now that global warming is affecting the appearance of their lawns.
April 6, 2015 Report: Sea level will rise
carolinacoastonline.com - The draft also contains scenario-based global sea level rise projections, based on data from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. The panelâs scenarios on low and high...
Here are four charts that offer a glimpse at California's predicament, which by some measures has been the worst drought in at least 1200 years
April 2, 2015 How Much U.S. Oil and Gas Comes From Fracking?Source: Wall Street Journal
Hydraulic fracturing has unleashed vast new quantities of crude oil and natural gas. The percentage of fuel flowing from shale-rock compared with traditional oil and gas fields has been steadily rising. But lackluster energy...
Harvard University accepted a record-low 5.3 percent of hopefuls after attracting 37,307 applicants as it stepped up recruiting with a social-media campaign. The previous year, the figure was 5.9 percent. The admission rates for...
April 2, 2015 Here's America's New Minimum Wage MapSource: Bloomberg
The map shows up-to-date information of the minimum wage across the country.
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