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Kids’ health: Infants are exposed to ‘potentially harmful’ chemicals in vinyl

Jun 10, 2014

June 10, 2014 - Most babies born prematurely and one-third of full-term infants are exposed to chemicals found in vinyl "at a potentially harmful level," according to new research in Finland.

The study of 125 babies from the day they were born to 14 months old is the first comprehensive examination of infants' exposure to...

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Air conditioners turn up the city heat

Jun 9, 2014
Air conditioners turn up the city heat

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Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by one-fifth, study shows

Jun 6, 2014

June 6, 2014 - Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere – by as much as one-fifth – research shows.

In the first study of its kind, scientists have calculated the amount of carbon absorbed by the world's tropical forests and the amounts of greenhouse...

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China coal cap could strand assets

Jun 5, 2014

LONDON, June 5, 2014 - Analysts believe that China − the world's largest producer and consumer of coal, accounting for almost half of global consumption − could be close to making an abrupt and drastic change of track.

A report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative and the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia...

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UCS: Report Highlights Successful Efforts to Stem Deforestation in 17 Countries

Jun 5, 2014

BONN, Germany, June 05, 2014 – Programs and policies to reduce tropical deforestation, and the global warming emissions resulting from deforestation, are seeing broad success in 17 countries across four continents, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

The report, "Deforestation Success Stories: Tropical Nations Where Forest Protection and Reforestation...

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New York Testing Facility Seeks Major Reduction in One Billion Fatal Bird Collisions in U.S

Jun 4, 2014
New York Testing Facility Seeks Major Reduction in One Billion Fatal Bird Collisions in U.S

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Modern Ocean Acidification Is Outpacing Ancient Upheaval, Study Suggests

Jun 3, 2014
Modern Ocean Acidification Is Outpacing Ancient Upheaval, Study Suggests

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The deep-sea benthic foram Aragonia velascoensis went extinct about 56 million years ago as the oceans rapidly...

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Reducing emissions — not climate engineering — is the way to fight climate change, UCLA-led study finds

Jun 2, 2014

June 1, 2014 - Forget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in the earth's atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth's atmosphere. Those approaches to climate engineering aren't likely to be effective or practical in slowing global warming.

A new report by...

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Groups call on Ecover and Method to drop extreme genetic engineering plans

Jun 2, 2014

San Francisco, Calif. June 2, 2014 - In an open letter released today 17 national and international consumer, environmental, women's health and farming groups called on leading "natural" cleaning and personal care products manufacturer Ecover and its U.S.-based subsidiary, Method Products Inc., to cancel plans to use oils and other ingredients derived from synthetic...

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Buried carbon causes deep concern

May 30, 2014
Buried carbon causes deep concern

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