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March 28, 2016 New survey finds a growing climate consensus among meteorologists

Source: The Guardian

There have been multiple scientific studies that all concur: scientists know that climate change is happening and it is largely caused by humans. I recently wrote about this here, where I reviewed the studies. It turns out that...

March 24, 2016 And the most congested city in the world is...

Source: Washington Post

Traffic congestion wreaks havoc on productivity, the environment, and, of course, travelers. Last year, mapping and traffic service TomTom revealed that commuters were wasting an average of 100 hours each year stuck in...

March 24, 2016 How is climate change affecting agriculture?

Source: University of California

In an effort to forecast how climate change may affect agriculture, University of California agricultural economists looked at how climate has affected crop acreage in the past. The effect of temperature changes on plants depends...

March 24, 2016 Scathing independent report blames state officials for Flint water crisis

Source: Washington Post

A task force appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to investigate the water-contamination crisis in Flint issued a blistering report Wednesday, laying blame squarely on state officials in what it called “a story of government...

March 23, 2016 Danger of some laminate wood flooring was underestimated, report says

Source: CNN

Everyone exposed to formaldehyde in some laminate flooring could experience adverse health effects, according to a revised report issued by several government agencies. The revised report, released Tuesday, also found lifetime...

March 23, 2016 Global Warming Could Yield Catastrophic Effects Sooner Than We Think

Source: Fortune

A group of leading climate scientists have warned that the effects of global warming could come quicker and at a far bigger impact than originally thought.

March 22, 2016 Record number of Americans now say humans cause climate change (+video)

Source: CS Monitor

Sixty-five percent of Americans say human activities are responsible for climate change, the highest reading ever according to a Gallup poll published earlier this month. And 64 percent of Americans say they are worried a great...

March 22, 2016 Vegan Eating Would Slash Food's Global Warming Emissions: Study

Source: NBC News

By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could prevent several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and climate...

March 22, 2016 Wind power: funding body spends $3.3m on research into turbines' health impact

Source: The Guardian

An Australian research council has given two grants worth $3.3m to research the impact of wind turbines on human health despite concluding last year there was no evidence turbine noise was harmful.

March 21, 2016 Five sea level rise studies that could help cities plan for climate change

High County News - Ninety experts from 18 countries concluded the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had underestimated sea level rise predictions in its reports. They said oceans could rise anywhere from one to 10 feet by...

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