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May 4, 2015 McDonald's: a brief history in 15 factsSource: The Guardian
By 1958 McDonald’s had sold 100m hamburgers - now the burger chain has 36,258 McDonald’s restaurants in 119 countries
Source: NY Times
Climate change could drive to extinction as many as one in six animal and plant species, according to a new analysis.
Source: The Guardian
Elizabeth Warren consistently ranks as a leader of the liberal left, but when it comes to climate change the Massachusetts senator and many other prominent Democrats are lagging behind, a new report claims, and are not taking the...
A research team compared ice cores from the northern and southern hemispheres, and found abrupt temperature changes in the North Pole had an influence on South Pole temperatures, Montana State University reported. Climate change...
Source: Washington Post
When we think about greenhouse gas emissions, a few obvious culprits — coal-fired power plants or automobiles — come to mind. But the burning of fossils fuels isn’t the only process spewing carbon into the atmosphere. A much less...
April 27, 2015 Study: Dirty City Air Can Damage BrainsSource: Biotech Wired
The dirty air in the city could damage brain, researchers suggested this week. According to the study published in the journal Stroke, brain scans showed that seniors exposed to higher levels of the kind of small particle...
Source: Science Daily
While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change...
Source: Food Safety News
A new Consumer Reports (CR) study released Friday found that 60 percent of 342 samples of frozen shrimp it tested contained Salmonella, Vibrio, Listeria, or E. coli, and 2 percent tested positive for the superbug MRSA...
April 27, 2015 Earth Day Goes ViralSource: On Earth
Prince Ea is a musician on a mission. The St. Louis–based rapper uses spoken word to promote social change, and his latest video, Dear Future Generations: Sorry, written for Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, has struck a chord.
Coal-related jobs are going up in flames, but new ones will emerge from the ashes. That’s the conclusion of a new economic study that examines the Obama administration’s energy policy and its potential impact on the broader...
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