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September 4, 2013 Study Links Mercury Levels In Fish To Coal-Fired Power Plants

The Huffington Post - As if you needed another reason to cringe at the number of coal-fired power plants operating on our fragile Earth, a new study published in Nature Geoscience links power plants in China and India to the...

August 21, 2013 Leaked UN climate report warns of dangerous global warming. Will the world listen?

Source: Treehugger

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was expected to delivery its fifth Assessment Report (AR5) next month, but over the past weekend, a draft of that report was leaked to Reuters, which reported...

August 19, 2013 More Certainty Humans Cause Climate Change

blogforiowa.com - The fifth assessment report, part one, from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî is due to be published in September. Think Progress has obtained a draft copy in advance and the report...

August 15, 2013 Short-term action needed to meet 2° warming goal – report

Source: Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – International pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are nowhere near enough to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius by 2020, and countries will have to do much more...

August 8, 2013 Behind the Brands, Oxfam ranks big food

Source: Reuters

Supply chains = risk. Risk of contamination. Risk of changing climates. Risk of land-grabs. Even, tragically, risk of factory collapse. That’s why anti-poverty charity Oxfam, ranked the big 10 food and beverage companies on how...

August 7, 2013 Americans sharply divided about dramatically extending human lifespan, poll finds

Source: Washington Post

Even as new research is making “radical life extension” — living well past 100 — sound more plausible and less like science-fiction, a new poll shows Americans sharply divided on a potential reshaping of what it means to...

July 31, 2013 When would global warming destroy life on Earth? Study hazards a guess.

Source: CS Monitor

A runaway greenhouse effect – where a planet's atmosphere traps so much heat that temperatures rise to life-snuffing levels – may be easier to achieve than previously believed. And there may be more than one way to drive the...

July 29, 2013 80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds

Source: CBS News

Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The...

July 22, 2013 Ferret Study Shows H7N9 Could Transmit Between Humans

Source: RedOrbit

The H7N9 bird flu strain that broke out in China earlier this year, sickening more than 130 and resulting in at least 43 deaths, has so far remained largely non-transmissible between humans. Regardless, that has been one of the...

July 17, 2013 Unexpected ally against future hurricanes: nature?

Source: CS Monitor

Mother Nature might provide the best defense against rising sea levels and ever-larger hurricane storm surges, says a new study published in this week's "Nature: Climate Change." Coastal habitats – especially if left intact –...

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