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December 15, 2016 Is Climate Change Shrinking Glaciers? Likelihood Is 99 PercentSource: Live Science
And a new study found with 99 percent certainty that climate change is driving their retreat, or shrinkage, with the likelihood of any other factor causing such dramatic change estimated at 1 in 100,000, the researchers found.
December 14, 2016 EPA finds fracking can impact drinking water, shifts emphasis from earlier report to focus on risksSource: CNBC
The Environmental Protection Agency's final report on a five-year study finds hydraulic fracturing can in fact contaminate drinking water in some cases.
December 13, 2016 The Top 10 Business Risks of 2017Source: CPA Practice Adviser
Recent global uncertainties and their potential effects on businesses are top of mind for board members and executive management teams as they assess their risks for 2017, according to the results of the fifth annual survey of...
December 12, 2016 Wind power key to curbing greenhouse emissions, study findsSource: The Guardian
Energy from windfarms in the UK prevented almost 36m tonnes of harmful carbon emissions in six years, equivalent to taking 2.3m cars off the road, the analysis found.
December 1, 2016 What Donald Trump got right — and many economists got wrong — about the costs of tradeSource: Vox
A group of distinguished trade economists have quietly released a paper estimating that if Chinese imports had grown half as quickly over the past 15 years, Hillary Clinton rather than Donald Trump would be preparing to move into...
Source: Fox News
A $2 million study on how children don’t like to eat food that’s been sneezed on is one of the highlights of this year’s “Federal Fumbles” – a report on government waste released Monday by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.
November 28, 2016 IEA Warns That Climate Change Pledges Fall Far Short Of What Is NeededSource: Forbes
Earlier this month the IEA published the World Energy Outlook 2016 – a 667-page report that dives deeply into recent developments across the energy sector and projects trends to 2040 under a variety of scenarios.
November 14, 2016 Shocking study shows climate change has impacted everything on EarthSource: BABW News
Genes and ecosystems are changing in order to adapt to the temperature rises according to a study from the Wildlife Conservation Society. They say 80 percent of the 94 ecological processes that form the fundamental basis of...
November 2, 2016 Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified CropsSource: NY Times
But an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall...
November 1, 2016 Zika shrinks mice testicles, damaging fertilitySource: CNN
Not only did male mice infected with the Zika virus have a tougher time getting females pregnant, their levels of sex hormones crashed, and their testicles shrunk by 90%, possibly permanently, according to new research by the...
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