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Source: The Guardian
Annual human and economic cost of tainted air runs to 712,000 lost lives and £364bn, finds Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
October 13, 2016 US energy emissions fall to 25-year lowSource: Climate Change News
Mild weather, booming renewable energy and massive declines in coal consumption contribute to falling greenhouse gas pollution
September 26, 2016 'Groundbreaking' Study Links Texas Earthquakes to Wastewater Injection From FrackingSource: EcoWatch
Even though scientists are pretty certain that wastewater injection from fracking and conventional drilling has led to the unprecedented spate of earthquakes rollicking Oklahoma, Texas and other states in recent years. Definitive...
September 22, 2016 Pesticide manufacturers' own tests reveal serious harm to honeybeesSource: The Guardian
Bayer and Syngenta criticised for secrecy after unpublished research obtained under freedom of information law linked high doses of their products to damage to the health of bee colonies
Source: Science Daily
Spending a little to prove a commitment to sustainability can help tourism industry businesses such as hotels inspire customers to conserve resources -- and save money in the process, according to new research.
August 25, 2016 Global warming is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, fastSource: The Guardian
A new study measures the loss of ice from one of world’s largest ice sheets. They find an ice loss that has accelerated in the past few years, and their measurements confirm prior estimates.
August 24, 2016 Human impact on environment may be slowing down: new studySource: Mongabay
Using data from satellites and on-ground surveys, scientists have created maps that show how the impacts of human activities on the environment (or human footprint) have changed over a 16-year period, between 1993 and 2009.
August 17, 2016 Study: Renewable energy still needs natural gas back-upSource: Electric, Light & Power
A recent study from a prestigious economic research organization concludes what many energy industry officials have long said: Expansion of intermittent wind and solar power stills need backup from electricity generated by...
Source: NBC News
Researchers found that 9,320 lives might be saved annually by reducing of two types of air pollution — ozone and fine particulate matter — to levels below what the Environmental Protection Agency currently requires. In addition,...
August 1, 2016 Lake Tahoe: Warmest water temperatures ever recorded threaten famed clarity, new study showsSource: Mercury News
Lake Tahoe's average surface temperature last year was the warmest ever recorded, the latest evidence that climate change is altering California's iconic Sierra Nevada landmark
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