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Climate change is a "catalyst for conflict" and a "threat multiplier" posing a growing national-security threat to the U.S., a new report finds. Climate change does not only threaten the environment but also U.S. national...
If China doesn’t begin to limit its coal consumption by 2030, it will be “almost impossible” for the world avoid a situation where global warming stays below 2°C, a new study released Monday found.The study, led by the U.K.’s...
April 30, 2014 “State of the Air” – Half of U.S. Live with Unhealthy AirSource: American Lung Association
The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report finds half of Americans still live in counties where ozone or particle pollutions levels make the air unhealthy to breathe. The 15th annual national report card...
April 30, 2014 Researchers Uncover Mystery Behind 1918 Flu PandemicSource: Counsel & Heal
In 1918, the flu pandemic was responsible for an estimated 50 million deaths throughout the world. For decades, researchers did not know why the flu was so fatal, especially for young people between the ages of 20 and 40. Now,...
April 25, 2014 Study links California drought to global warmingSource: SF Gate
WASHINGTON (AP) — While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying...
The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea...
Thomson Reuters Foundation - We need to better understand the interlinkages between water and energy, we need to promote better governance to reduce dramatically the number of people without access to drinkable water, sanitation...
April 17, 2014 Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the stateSource: Mercury News
Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels...
April 15, 2014 Global warming - just a giant natural fluctuationSource: Lab Product News
Montreal, QC - An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill...
April 9, 2014 New book on fracking illuminates pros, consSource: Telegram.com
The once-obscure oil and gas drilling process known as fracking has generated hundreds of billions of dollars and considerable dissent, as communities and experts argue over how to balance the vast amounts of money at stake with...
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