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August 19, 2014 The Crisis in Clean Drinking WaterSource: Care2.com
According to the World Health Organization, the shortage of sanitary drinking water is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world today. Children are especially hard hit by the lack of this staple for survival....
Source: Washington Post
Maryland’s latest report on the impact of proposed natural gas exploration in the western part of the state said drilling could pose a threat to air quality and workers in a region that is ecologically pristine.
August 18, 2014 The Fukushima Effect: Dangerous Radiation ImpactSource: American Live Wire
In comparison to the Chernobyl meltdown, the levels of radiation released by the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant disaster in 2011 were a drop in the bucket. Even so, a new series of studies has shown that certain types of birds,...
August 15, 2014 New Research Links Extreme Weather to Global WarmingSource: Slate
If you live in some parts of the Northeast United States,* you just experienced two months’ worth of summer rain falling in less than a single day. Of course, if you do live in the swath of the country from Detroit to New York...
August 13, 2014 5 reasons to panic about Arizona's water, and 5 reasons not toSource: AZ Central
A June story in the Arizona Daily Star outlined the ways Arizona could end up with an official water shortage, but it pronounced the chances of that happening anytime soon to be "slim."
August 12, 2014 Food safety focus of water report
The Packer Online - The Produce Marketing Association and îWestern Growersî Association partnered with the Center for Produce Safety on a new report about agricultural water and its effect on food safety. The...
August 12, 2014 New study finds fringe global warming contrarians get disproportionate media attentionSource: The Guardian
A new study led by Bart Verheggen surveyed 1,868 scientists studying various aspects of climate change, asking them several questions mainly focused on what’s causing global warming. They survey also asked the respondents, How...
August 12, 2014 Extreme weather becoming more common, study saysSource: The Guardian
Extreme weather like the drought currently scorching the western US and the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010 is becoming much more common, according to new scientific research. The work shows so-called “blocking patterns”,...
August 11, 2014 Tornado strength increasing, driven by global warming - studySource: Tech Times
Tornadoes could become stronger as time goes on, driven by global warming, according to a new study from Florida State University (FSU). Climate change could be playing a pivotal role in increasing the frequency and strength of...
The impact of carbon dioxide on climate change may have been overstated, with solar activity giving a better explanation of changes in the Earth's temperature, according to Chinese scientists.
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