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July 9, 2014 Study: Pollution is the largest factor in disease, death in developing world

Wisconsin Gazette - The analysis, based on new data from the îWorld Health Organizationî and others, indicates that 7.4 million deaths in a single year were due to pollution sources from air, îwaterî,...

July 9, 2014 International report charts path to deep carbon cuts

Source: Eco-Business

Governments around the world are failing in their commitments to address climate change, a group of international science institutions warn in a new report, saying the window to prevent catastrophic warming will soon close. “The...

July 7, 2014 UK climate change policies have not harmed economy, report says

Source: The Guardian

A new report by Samuela Bassi and Dimitri Zenghelis of the Grantham Research Institute will argue that climate change policies have not hampered the performance of the UK's economy, and that these same policies can increase the...

July 3, 2014 Study: Plastic Debris Widespread on Ocean Surface

Source: Sci-Tech Today

A new study estimates the total amount of floating plastic debris in open ocean at 7,000 to 35,000 tons, a lot less than the 1 million tons extrapolated from data reaching back to the '70s. The impact on fish and birds is hard to...

July 1, 2014 Plastic Debris Widespread On Ocean Surface, Study Finds

Source: Huff Post

Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says. Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife.

June 30, 2014 Plastic costs the environment $75 billion each year, report says

Green Biz - "Valuing plastic", the report from the Plastic Disclosure Project, the U.N. Environment Programme and natural capital analysts îTrucostî, evaluates the environmental and social impact of plastics used by...

June 30, 2014 Signs of improvement in air quality

Source: Science Reporter

Data from the NASA satellite Aura has shown that the nitrogen oxide levels has decreased by 32% in New York and 42% in Atlanta in the past 10 years.

June 27, 2014 Poll: 53% Of Americans Don’t Believe In Man-Made Global Warming

Source: Daily Caller

President Obama is emphasizing global warming ahead of the November elections, but a new poll suggests he faces an uphill climb. According to a Pew Research Center poll, 35 percent of Americans say there is not enough solid...

June 26, 2014 Cornell: Fracking fluid has increased pollution potential

Source: Star-Gazette

ITHACA — Wastewater from hydraulic fracturing could release tiny particles that bind to heavy metals and pollutants, exacerbating environmental risks during accidental spills, according to Cornell University researchers. The...

June 25, 2014 5 Dire Warnings From Bipartisan Report on Climate Change's Economic Impact

Source: National Geographic

A Tuesday report warning of dire economic consequences from climate change, from lost property to ruined crops, is the latest in a string of bipartisan efforts aimed at garnering public support to tackle the problem.

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