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January 14, 2015 New Study Identifies How Cities Can Cut Energy Use by 25% by 2050
Sustainable Cities Collective - At present, according to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), urban areas consume between 67% and 76% of global energy and generate about three quarters of global...
January 14, 2015 BPA-free? Plastic alternative BPS may not be safer, after allSource: CTV News
A University of Calgary study has found that a common ingredient in consumer products can cause hyperactivity in zebrafish. Bisphenol A, a chemical used to make household plastics and epoxy resins, is produced in large quantities...
January 13, 2015 Climate Change Could Cost Society 6 Times More Than We ExpectedSource: Headlies & Global News
New research suggests the "social cost" of carbon could be up to six times higher than the value the U.S. uses to guide its energy regulations. A recent U.S. government study concluded an additional ton of carbon dioxide emitted...
January 13, 2015 Environment, not cash, encourages L.A. residents to save electricitySource: LA Times
According to UCLA researchers, the least effective way to get a Los Angeles family to save electricity is by telling them how much they'll save in the process -- mostly because it's not a whole lot. Instead, researchers said it...
Source: International Business Times
Small volcanic eruptions may have been slowing global warming for over a decade, according to a new study with results that are in line with previous findings that vast quantities of ash and gases ejected from volcanoes can have...
DC Cbslocal - LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) â The epicenter of this yearâs Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the largest in history, may be a climbing tree popular with children in a southeastern Guinea village, according to a...
January 12, 2015 USGS: Fewer Large Earthquakes in 2014
Occupational Health&Safety - Earthquakes caused about 664 deaths in 2014, including 617 who died in the magnitude 6.1 quake in Ludian Xian, Yunnan, China, on Aug. 3, as reported by the îUnited Nationsî Office for...
Source: Washington Post
WASHINGTON -– American medical professionals specializing in respiratory conditions and critical care are concerned about what climate change may mean for patient health, a new survey finds.
Source: National Geographic
Canada's tar sands need to stay in the ground, the oil beneath the Arctic has to remain under the sea, and most of the world's coal must be left untouched in order to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2°C, a study...
January 6, 2015 Tropical Forests Fight Carbon Better Than We HopedSource: Nature World News
And just when we thought it was all bad news, a study recently led by NASA experts has revealed that the Earth's tropical forests are somehow absorbing more carbon dioxide (CO2) than experts thought possible, taking the harmful...
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