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January 23, 2019 Doctors are frightened by climate change. Their industry is a big part of the problem.Source: VOX
Wildfire deaths. Smoky air. Floods. Droughts. There’s no escaping the reality that global warming is rapidly exacerbating threats to human health and communities in the United States and around the world.
January 22, 2019 Large earthquakes follow ‘silent slip,’ new OSU research showsSource: Oregon Live
Large quakes appear to follow a short period of “shallow mantle creep” and “seismic swarms,” according to the study, which was published Monday in the the academic journal Nature Geosciences.
Source: Dallas News
Since they began appearing in cities all over the nation last spring, electric scooters have been beset by mechanical problems and reports of injured riders. Many of the vehicles, experts say, were designed for individual -- and...
Flu season is in full swing, and according to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity remains elevated in the United States as the flu is widespread in most of the country.
January 22, 2019 The Importance Of The Renewables And Alternative Energy Sector To The Sustainable Development GoalsSource: Forbes
In this post I will analyze the importance of the renewable resources and alternative energy sector. It’s overall score is 23.8—compared to 36.0 for food and beverage, 32.6 for healthcare, 30.4 for extractives and mineral...
January 22, 2019 Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists SaySource: NY Times
Greenland’s enormous ice sheet is melting at such an accelerated rate that it may have reached a “tipping point,” and could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades, scientists said in a study...
January 18, 2019 Why Pipeline Opposition Undermines Environmental Progress and SafetySource: Forbes
Pipelines have been quietly providing most of the energy used in America on a daily basis for nearly a century. That is, until most recently. In recent years small, yet very vocal groups of environmentalists have argued pipelines...
January 18, 2019 Analysis: EPA Ignored Scientific Research Showing Monsanto’s Glyphosate Causes CancerSource: EWG news release
WASHINGTON – A new analysis from the peer-reviewed scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe documents the diametrically different approaches the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization took...
January 18, 2019 Cleaning New York's filthy harbor with one billion oystersSource: CNN Business
The Billion Oyster Project has worked since 2014 to rebuild oyster reefs in the waters surrounding New York City. The creatures are natural purifiers: A single adult oyster can cleanse about 50 gallons of water per day. And their...
January 17, 2019 New U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050Source: Huff Post
Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change, the United States is ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country, threatening to add 1,000 coal plants’ worth of...
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