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Some of the most extreme heat waves of 2013 were caused by climate change, according to a new report from the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Specific events last year that the studies in the report link to climate change include heat waves in Europe, Australia, China, Korea and Jap...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Poachers hunting for ivory illegally killed more than 100,000 elephants in Africa in a three-year period, a new CSU study says. Scientists say it’s the first time they’ve ever been able to provide such a specific number of illegal elephant killings, and raises questions about the species’ survival ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Responding to the impact that a growing population and changing land use have had on the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays over the past 60 years is the focus of a research project led by Penn State and supported by a $1.4 million grant from NASA.   Researchers involved in the three-year study are...
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Posted by on in Animals
The bumblebee moving from flower to flower by the shores of Lake Pend Oreille had a distinctive white patch on its rear. So a wildlife technician snapped a picture, documenting a sighting of a Western bumblebee in Bonner County. Idaho Department of Fish and Game crews found three of the native bum...
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Posted by on in Food
The nutritional quality of food crops may be at risk if climate change intensifies, according to a recent study. In a wheat field test, scientists found that elevated carbon dioxide may inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins. The findings were published online in the journal Nature C...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Clean water and soap may help improve growth in young children, according to a new report by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and WaterAid. Researchers observed how water, sanitation, and hygiene impacted the physical growth of 9,469 children under the age of five in Bangladesh,...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Next Manufacturing Revolution Report and Programme of Action Launched Co-authored by Lavery Pennell, the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing and 2degrees, this landmark report summarises 12 months of research examining non-labour resource efficiency performance compared to interna...
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Posted by on in Food
A review of the scientific literature on the health benefits of organic food versus its chemical-intensive counterpart by Stanford University researchers finds that there is a lack of strong evidence that organic foods contain more nutrients than conventional foods; however, the study finds that con...
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