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February 22, 2016 Fossil fuel emissions behind Australia's record-breaking spring heat, suggests studySource: The Guardian
World leaders and street protesters were struggling in a heatwave with temperatures hovering around 40C at Brisbane’s G20 meeting.
February 18, 2016 Zika virus: Study supports link to microcephalySource: BBC News
Scientists say a study involving pregnant women in Brazil "strengthens" the theory that Zika is linked to microcephaly birth defects in babies.
February 18, 2016 Better water management could halve global food deficit – scientistsSource: Reuters
LONDON – Investing in agricultural water management could substantially reduce hunger while limiting some of the harmful effects of climate change on crop yields, scientists said in a study released on Tuesday.
February 17, 2016 Study: NASA satellites show areas growing drier, wetterSource: USA Today
The research, published last week in the journal Science, will likely lead to adjustments in calculations of contributions to sea-level rise in upcoming reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This map...
February 17, 2016 This study says there are two reasons for the gender pay gap
World Economic Forum - The gender pay gap is still wide open. The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2015 shows that globally, women are still paid on average just above half the average male wage. While governments...
February 16, 2016 Inquiry backs plan to store world's nuclear waste in outback AustraliaSource: The Guardian
Draft findings of royal commission in South Australia back nuclear fuel storage and expanded uranium mining, but rule out nuclear energy industry
February 15, 2016 Water crisis could deepen in future as four billion people face water scarcity: StudySource: Maine News OnLine
A new study has highlighted about the severity of water scarcity across the globe. Study researchers have said that the extreme water shortage affects around four billion around the world. Fresh water availability in many regions...
February 12, 2016 Study: Unsafe Levels of Metal in Well-Known Chocolate Brands
ABC 13 - An independent lab study found that lead and cadmium were present in the majority of chocolates. As You Sow conducted three rounds of lab testing with serving size samples of chocolate from 42 different chocolate...
February 12, 2016 Climate Change Confusion in the ClassroomSource: Scientific America
Climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that climate change is driven by human action, but middle- and high-school teachers seem to have missed that message. The majority of teachers are not aware of this consensus and teach...
February 10, 2016 FACT SHEET: Cybersecurity National Action Plan
The White House President Barack Obama - The National Institute of Standards and Technology will provide the Commission with support to allow it to carry out its mission. The Commission will report to the President with its...
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