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February 9, 2016 Effects of carbon emissions could last 10,000 years, study findsSource: CS Monitor
If humans don’t cut carbon emissions soon, the Earth could feel the catastrophic impact for tens of thousands of years, a new study has found.
Source: Tampa Bay Review
A new study has challenged the assumption of the positive impact of planting trees on climate change. In most cases, we all have learned that growing more trees would help reduce climate change, but growing the “wrong tree”...
February 8, 2016 Are drought conditions in the American Southwest here to stay?Source: CS Monitor
A new study suggests that extremely dry conditions may now be standard in the central and western US, as precipitation and storms there have seen a marked decrease through the past decades.
The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan has caused major concerns about lead levels across the country. According to Vox.com, there are more than a dozen cities in Pennsylvania with higher levels of lead exposure than...
Source: The Slatest
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a high-profile hearing Wednesday about the Flint water crisis. Below, your guide to what the hell is going on.
February 3, 2016 British opposition to fracking still outstrips support, survey findsSource: The Guardian
Loss or destruction of the natural environment is most common concern for people opposed to hydraulic fracturing, long-running government poll finds
Source: The Guardian
The world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there haven’t been enough charts and graphs
February 2, 2016 Long-Term Global Warming Requires External DriversSource: Duke University
DURHAM, N.C. -- By examining how Earth cools itself back down after a period of natural warming, a study by scientists at Duke University and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirms that global temperature does not rise or fall...
February 1, 2016 Lung Cancer Most Common Cancer In China: Air Pollution Taking Its Toll With Estimates Of 7,500 Deaths Per DaySource: Medical Daily
How do we understand China, home to one-fifth of the world’s population, a nation in which conditions and complexities remain half-hidden from our Western gaze? A new report illuminates one aspect of this country’s current...
Source: The Guardian
The British public is far more concerned about the threat posed by population growth than it is about climate change, according to a YouGov survey published late last week.
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