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Posted inEnviro

Americans Are Flocking to Wildfire: U.S. Migration Study

Americans are leaving many of the U.S. counties hit hardest by hurricanes and heatwaves—and moving towards dangerous wildfires and warmer temperatures, finds one of the largest studies of U.S. migration and natural hazards.   The ten-year national study reveals troubling public health patterns, with Americans flocking to regions with the greatest risk of wildfires and significant […]

Posted inEnviro

As Winters Warm, Nutrient Pollution Threatens 40% of U.S.

October 5, 2022 – Scientists are ringing alarm bells about a significant new threat to U.S. water quality: as winters warm due to climate change, they are unleashing large amounts of nutrient pollution into lakes, rivers, and streams. The first-of-its-kind national study finds that previously frozen winter nutrient pollution—unlocked by rising winter temperatures and rainfall—is […]

Posted inWorld

Climate change is hurting children’s diets, global study finds

A first-of-its-kind, international study of 107,000 children finds that higher temperatures are an equal or even greater contributor to child malnutrition and low quality diets than the traditional culprits of poverty, inadequate sanitation, and poor education. The 19-nation study is the largest investigation of the relationship between our changing climate and children’s diet diversity to date. It […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Why U.S. Students Lag Behind Global Peers in Scientific Literacy, Stem Jobs

July 2, 2018 – A new study shows that eighth-grade science teachers without an educational background in science are less likely to practice inquiry-oriented science instruction, a pedagogical approach that develops students’ understanding of scientific concepts and engages students in hands-on science projects. This research offers new evidence for why U.S. middle-grades students may lag […]

Posted inUS

Mexico Well Ahead of U.S. in LGBT Rights

March 12, 2018 – Caroline Beer has spent her career researching comparative data between Latin American countries and the United States that often debunks false stereotypes. Her latest study showing Mexico as more progressive than the U.S. when it comes to LGBT rights, especially in the recognition of same-sex relationships, is no exception. The study in the […]

Posted inUS

Health insurance costs threaten farm viability in the US

July 19, 2017 – According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful enterprise. “The rising cost of healthcare and the availability of affordable health insurance […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Bee decline threatens US crop production

Feb. 20, 2017 – The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country’s most important farmlands — from California’s Central Valley to the Midwest’s corn belt and the Mississippi River valley. If wild bee declines continue, it could hurt U.S. crop production and farmers’ costs, said Taylor Ricketts, a […]

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