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July 19, 2016 Global warming set to cost the world economy £1.5 trillion by 2030 as it becomes too hot to work

Source: The Independent

Global warming will cost the world economy more than £1.5 trillion a year in lost productivity by 2030 as it becomes too hot to work in many jobs, according to a major new report.

July 15, 2016 The diversity of life across much of Earth has plunged below ‘safe’ levels

Source: Washington Post

In an ambitious study that represents the latest merger between big data approaches and the quest to conserve the planet, scientists have found that across a majority of the Earth’s land surface — including some of its most...

June 30, 2016 Millions exposed to dangerous lead levels in US drinking water, report finds

Source: The Guardian

New report says Flint water crisis is not an anomaly, as analysis reveals 5,363 water systems – providing drinking water to 18 million – breached federal laws

June 24, 2016 New York City Could See Thousands of Heat Deaths by 2080

Source: Scientific America

As many as 3,331 people annually could die from heat waves by 2080 in New York City alone if no steps are taken to adapt to warming temperatures and reduce emissions, a new study warns.

June 16, 2016 Climate change, not population growth, plays the main role in predicting extreme droughts, study reveals

Source: Science Daily

According to a new study, it's climate change -- not population growth – that plays the main role in predicting future exposure to extreme droughts.

June 13, 2016 The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity

Bloomberg - That's according to a new forecast by Bloomberg î??New Energy Financeî?? that plots out global power markets for the next 25 years. Call it peak fossil fuels, a turnabout that's happening not because we're...

June 2, 2016 Record new global renewable capacity installed in 2015: report

Source: Reuters

LONDON, A record amount of renewable power capacity was installed worldwide last year as solar and wind costs fell, becoming more competitive with fossil fuels, research by renewables policy organisation REN21 showed on Tuesday.

June 1, 2016 Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn

Source: Reuters

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and maize are generating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather

May 18, 2016 GMOs Are Safe, But Don't Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists - text/audio

Source: NPR

The National Academy of Sciences — probably the country's most prestigious scientific group — has reaffirmed its judgment that GMOs are safe to eat. But the group's new report struck a different tone from previous ones, with much...

May 18, 2016 Oil and Gas Could Be Responsible for Nearly 90% of Texas Earthquakes

Source: Fortune

Oil and gas activities may have caused nearly nine in 10 of the earthquakes Texas has experienced in the past 40 years, and the quakes have become more frequent as oilfield activity has picked up in the past decade, according to...

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