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October 27, 2016 World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Source: BBC

The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, suggests that if the trend continues that decline could reach two-thirds among vertebrates by 2020.

October 21, 2016 Global warming continues; 2016 will be the hottest year ever recorded

Source: The Guardian

We have enough data this year to call 2016 as the hottest year ever record – and we have three more months left to go.

October 20, 2016 2 quake faults in the Bay Area could rupture together, causing major devastation, scientists say

Source: LA Times

The most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay Area is connected to another, which means both could rupture simultaneously and unleash major devastation, a new study finds

October 20, 2016 Air pollution more deadly in Africa than malnutrition or dirty water, study warns

Source: The Guardian

Annual human and economic cost of tainted air runs to 712,000 lost lives and £364bn, finds Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

October 13, 2016 US energy emissions fall to 25-year low

Source: Climate Change News

Mild weather, booming renewable energy and massive declines in coal consumption contribute to falling greenhouse gas pollution

October 4, 2016 Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain

Source: US News

A new study shows that Zika virus causes so much varied damage throughout the fetal brain that researchers are suggesting the term "congenital Zika syndrome" be used to describe the numerous birth defects.

September 26, 2016 'Groundbreaking' Study Links Texas Earthquakes to Wastewater Injection From Fracking

Source: EcoWatch

Even though scientists are pretty certain that wastewater injection from fracking and conventional drilling has led to the unprecedented spate of earthquakes rollicking Oklahoma, Texas and other states in recent years. Definitive...

September 7, 2016 Doctors spend more time with patient records than with patients themselves — and it signals a major problem

Nearly half of their day was spent doing desk work, or filling in electronic health records, the data that's kept on a patient so that doctors can track their progress and remember key details, like what prescriptions a patient...

September 1, 2016 Australia worst among G20 when it comes to action on climate change, report finds

Source: The Guardian

Australia the only country to receive a rating of ‘very poor’ in a majority of categories in Climate Transparency scorecard

August 30, 2016 U.S. Traffic Deaths Make the Biggest Leap in 50 Years

Source: Fortune

Over the years, the U.S. government has relied on laws and safety outreach programs to help reduce the number of traffic deaths. And it’s been successful. Ten years ago, 25% more people died in traffic accidents than in 2015....

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