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Climate change accelerating rising sea levels

June 13, 2018 - A new study from the University of Waterloo discovered that rising sea levels could be accelerated by vulnerable ice shelves...

Predicted environmental changes could significantly reduce the global production of vegetables

June 12, 2018 - The global production of vegetables and legumes, which are an important part of healthy diets, could be significantly reduced through...

Individual ‘names’ reveal complex relationships in male bottlenose dolphins

June 8, 2018 - Male bottlenose dolphins retain their individual "names" well into adulthood. Similar to humans, this plays a central role in forming...

How far away was that lightning?

One one thousand, two one thousand…. Eric Ward/Unsplash, CC BY Becky Bolinger, Colorado State University June 8, 2018 - You probably do it. It might be ingrained...

NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

June 7, 2018 - NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient...

If we could travel at the speed of light it would take us 200,000...

June 7, 2018 - Spiral galaxies such as the Milky Way have discs which are really thin, in which the major fraction of their...

Insurance Denials for New Hepatitis C Drugs Remain High Nationwide, Study Suggests

June 7, 2018 - Highly effective drugs that can cure chronic hepatitis C infection in approximately 95 percent of patients first became available in...

Six common types of disgust that protect us from disease revealed for the first...

June 5, 2018 - Poor hygiene, animals or insects carrying disease and risky sexual behaviour are among the distinct kinds of disgust that can...

Kicking the car(bon) habit better for air pollution than electric cars

May 31, 2018 - Published in Energy Efficiency, the study uses Scotland as an example and suggests that radical lifestyle change can show quicker...

Study: Welfare backlash tied to white fear of declining status

May 30, 2018 - White Americans’ fear of losing their socioeconomic standing in the face of demographic change may be driving opposition to welfare...

WMO and WHO tackle health impacts of pollution, extreme weather, climate change

GENEVA, 31 May 2018 - In the face of growing health impacts from extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, the World Meteorological Organization...

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Suicides

Washington, DC May 30, 2018 - Data for 2016 reveals that states with weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership...

Study finds big savings in removing dams over repairs

May 29, 2018 - A new study by Portland State University researchers finds billions of dollars could be saved if the nation's aging dams...

Mars rocks may harbor signs of life from 4 billion years ago

May 25, 2018 - Iron-rich rocks near ancient lake sites on Mars could hold vital clues that show life once existed there, research suggests. These...

World’s biggest fisheries supported by seagrass meadows

May 21, 2018 - The study entitled 'Seagrass meadows support global fisheries production' published in Conservation Letters, provides evidence that a fifth of the...

NASA satellites reveal major shifts in global freshwater

May 17, 2018 - In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities...

NOAA finds rising emissions of ozone-destroying chemical banned by Montreal Protocol

May 16, 2018 - Emissions of one of the chemicals most responsible for the Antarctic ozone hole are on the rise, despite an international...

Gun safety programs do not prevent children from handling firearms, Rutgers study finds

May 15, 2018 - Children who participate in gun safety programs often ignore what they learned when encountering a real firearm, according to a...

Record-breaking ocean heat fueled Hurricane Harvey

BOULDER, Colo. May 11, 2018 — In the weeks before Hurricane Harvey tore across the Gulf of Mexico and plowed into the Texas coast...

US boycott of Chinese researchers could ‘stifle’ global progress

May 11, 2018 - Academics are warning that proposed measures by the Trump administration to restrict Chinese researchers from working in the US could...