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Eurek Alert - "The rewards far outweigh the costs." The report is available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our...
June 5, 2014 Risk posed by China mountain removalSource: BBC News
China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say. Researchers from Chang'an University in China have warned that dozens of mountains have already been...
June 2, 2014 Study ranks Hyundai as greenest in U.S.
Automotive News - Hyundai Motor Co., which has championed smaller engines, dethroned Honda Motor Co. as the greenest automaker in the United States, a report from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî said. The...
May 29, 2014 New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary WidelySource: Ceres
A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), mercury and carbon dioxide (CO2) since 2000, with CO2...
May 29, 2014 US survey finds cybercrime risingSource: IOL SciTech
San Jose - The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of US businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released on Wednesday. The 12th annual survey of cybercrime trends found that online...
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Geneva: The deadly respiratory virus that has spread from Saudi Arabia around the world was found in camels in Nigeria, Tunisia and Ethiopia, showing the pathogen is more widespread than previously known. Middle East respiratory...
May 19, 2014 Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warmingSource: Houston Chronicle
WASHINGTON - The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the past three months, at least three...
May 15, 2014 WRI Water Risk Map Launched on Bloomberg
Environmental Leader - The îWorld Resources Instituteîâs Aqueduct Overall Water Risk map is now integrated with Bloombergâs interactive mapping platform, BMAP, and is available to the more than 320,000...
Source: Bloomberg -The Grid
Not to worry if you missed the 841-page National Climate Assessment issued last week by the White House. There are others you might like better. Yesterday the federally funded Center for Naval Analysis put out a short tome about...
May 14, 2014 Mers: The mystery virus with no known cureSource: BBC
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a viral respiratory illness. Since first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, there have been scores of cases around the world.
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