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Drought-induced tree mortality accelerating in forests

May 20, 2015
Drought-induced tree mortality accelerating in forests

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Drexel researchers examine broad range of air pollutants in fracking emissions in Marcellus Shale region

May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 - A team led by environmental engineers from Drexel University are the first independent researchers to take a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air quality monitoring vehicle to survey regional air quality and...

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EWG 2015 Guide To Safer, More Effective Sunscreens

May 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 – A whopping 80 percent of U.S. sun protection products analyzed by EWG contain harmful ingredients or offer inadequate protection against dangerous ultraviolet radiation -- or both, according to a new shopping guide released today by EWG.

EWG scrutinized 1,700 products, including sunscreens, SPF-rated moisturizers and lip balms, to compile this...

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With China’s help, Pakistan turns desert into a sea of solar panels

May 19, 2015
With China’s help, Pakistan turns desert into a sea of solar panels

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USGS: Atmospheric Release of BPA May Reach Nearby Waterways

May 19, 2015

May 18, 2015 - Water contamination by hormone-disrupting pollutants is a concern for water quality around the world. Existing research has determined that elevated concentrations of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in consumer products such as plastic food storage and beverage containers, have been deposited directly into rivers and streams by municipal or industrial...

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UCSF-Led Study Explains How Early Childhood Vaccination Reduces Leukemia Risk

May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015 - A team led by UCSF researchers has discovered how a commonly administered vaccine protects against acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer.

The Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) vaccine not only prevents ear infections and meningitis caused by the Hib bacterium, but also protects against ALL, which...

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Climate change altering frequency, intensity of hurricanes

May 18, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, FL, May 18, 2015 - Climate change may be the driving force behind fewer, yet more powerful hurricanes and tropical storms, says a Florida State geography professor. In a paper published today by Nature Climate Change, Professor Jim Elsne...

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Celebrities and the U.S. Government Come Together on World Environment Day to Support Combating Wildlife Trafficking

May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. May 18, 2015 – In February 2014, President Obama highlighted wildlife trafficking as a national security issue, noting that this crime is decimating iconic animal populations and undermines security across nations. Wildlife trafficking is wreaking havoc on particularly vulnerable animal populations across the globe, and stands as both a critical conservation...

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65 rights groups from 31 countries and regions pen letter to Mark Zuckerberg citing issues with Internet.org

May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015 - Today, 65 organizations from 31 countries and regions released an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg detailing significant concerns about Facebook's Internet.org initiative. The project, which seeks to “connect two-thirds of the world that don’t have internet access,” is increasingly under fire for violating net neutrality and, in its...

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Climate change secondary in predicted species diversity loss; Changes in land use pose the greatest threat to biodiversity in rivers and streams

May 18, 2015
Climate change secondary in predicted species diversity loss; Changes in land use pose the greatest threat to biodiversity in rivers and streams

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