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Source: NBC News
About 5 percent of women in U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico who got infected with Zika virus while pregnant have gone on to have a baby with birth defects, federal researchers reported Thursday.
In the face of increased pressure from shareholders, corporations subject to shareholder proposals dealing with climate change and other environmental issues have been mostly unsuccessful in their attempts to seek refuge by...
In the first study of its kind, the U.K.’s Global Food Security Programme and the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme have found that swapping beef for insects or chicken could have huge benefits for the environment in...
May 16, 2017 No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world's remotest islandsSource: Phys.org
The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal...
Source: Popular Science
A new report from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) looked at 2015 drinking water data from across the United States and found that of the nation’s 52,000 community drinking water systems, a third reported violations...
April 27, 2017 New study: global warming keeps on keeping onSource: The Guardian
A new paper finds no statistical evidence that global warming slowed down in recent years or that it’s sped up just yet
April 20, 2017 Climate change will fuel terrorism recruitment, report for German foreign office saysSource: The Guardian
Climate change will fuel acts of terrorism and strengthen recruiting efforts by terrorist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, a report commissioned by the German foreign office has found
Source: Nature Geoscience
River piracy—the diversion of the headwaters of one stream into another one—can dramatically change the routing of water and sediment, with a profound effect on landscape evolution. Stream piracy has been investigated in glacial...
A Quinnipiac University poll conducted just 73 days into his presidency shows that 61 percent of voters nationwide disapprove of Trump’s handling of the environment – more than twice as many voters who approve.
Source: Scientific America
An Arctic free of ice and stocked with swamp-loving reptiles. Temperate forests covering Antarctica, thriving on heat that kept them alive through the dark months. Average temperatures along the equator of about 100 degrees...
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