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August 12, 2014 Food safety focus of water report
The Packer Online - The Produce Marketing Association and îWestern Growersî Association partnered with the Center for Produce Safety on a new report about agricultural water and its effect on food safety. The...
August 12, 2014 New study finds fringe global warming contrarians get disproportionate media attentionSource: The Guardian
A new study led by Bart Verheggen surveyed 1,868 scientists studying various aspects of climate change, asking them several questions mainly focused on what’s causing global warming. They survey also asked the respondents, How...
August 12, 2014 Extreme weather becoming more common, study saysSource: The Guardian
Extreme weather like the drought currently scorching the western US and the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010 is becoming much more common, according to new scientific research. The work shows so-called “blocking patterns”,...
August 12, 2014 'Gadfly' Trio Leads Proxy Season DisharmonySource: Corporate Counsel
So far this year three individuals have been the most frequent filers of corporate shareholder proposals, according to a new study, "Frequent Filers: Shareholder Activism by Corporate Gadflies," from the Manhattan Institute for...
August 11, 2014 Tornado strength increasing, driven by global warming - studySource: Tech Times
Tornadoes could become stronger as time goes on, driven by global warming, according to a new study from Florida State University (FSU). Climate change could be playing a pivotal role in increasing the frequency and strength of...
August 7, 2014 Into The Storm: Rising Risks Of Big Tornado Outbreaks ‘Suggest A Climate Change Signal’Source: Think Progress
A new study provides some of the first documented evidence that the risk of big, concentrated tornado outbreaks is on the rise. The lead author, Florida State tornado expert James Elsner, told me, “I think our results suggest a...
The impact of carbon dioxide on climate change may have been overstated, with solar activity giving a better explanation of changes in the Earth's temperature, according to Chinese scientists.
Source: Science Magazine
A new look at the “vital signs” of Earth’s climate reveals a stark picture of declining health. As global temperatures rise, so do sea level and the amount of heat trapped in the ocean’s upper layers. Meanwhile, mountain glaciers...
July 15, 2014 Why Fracking And Other Disasters Are So Hard to Stop
OpEdNews - A new report offers compelling evidence that fracking for natural gas is killing domestic animals like horses, cattle, goats, and sheep. The dead animals provide a strong warning that fracking can harm humans --...
The oft-cited line that the top 1 percent of U.S. households lay claim to 30 percent of all wealth is probably an understatement, according to a European Central Bank working paper. Incorporating “missed” data on rich households...
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