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Greenhouse gases’ millennia-long ocean legacy

Aug 4, 2015
Greenhouse gases’ millennia-long ocean legacy

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End-of-century Manhattan climate index to resemble Oklahoma City today

Aug 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 4, 2015 - Climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions will alter the way that Americans heat and cool their homes. By the end of this century, the number of days each year that heating and air conditioning are used will decre...

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Progress has been made in reducing rates of violence in US but overall numbers remain high

Aug 4, 2015

Aug. 4, 2015 - Even though homicide and assault rates have decreased in the U.S. in recent years, the number of these and other types of violent acts remains high, according to a report in the August 4 issue of JAMA, a violence/human rights theme issue...

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U.S. Senate Defeats Harmful Measure Stripping Planned Parenthood of All Federal Funding

Aug 3, 2015

Aug. 3, 2015—Pro-choice Senators blocked attempts to advance a measure today which would have stripped Planned Parenthood of all federal funding dedicated to providing basic health care services, including cancer screenings and contraception, to millions of low-income women, men, and young people.

The measure—S. 1881—was introduced by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) last week shortly after...

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Grijalva, Team of City Leaders Hail Release of Clean Power Plan as Republicans Continue Refusing to Acknowledge Basic Climate Facts

Aug 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 3, 2015 - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva and a team of major-city mayors today hailed the release of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan rule to reduce climate-warming emissions nationwide over the next several decades.

The Republican majority on the Natural Resources Committee has held several hearings this year in which...

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First-Of-Its-Kind Publication Provides Schools With Guidance to Ensure Safe and Supportive Environments for Transgender Students

Aug 3, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug. 3, 2015 - Today, five national organizations introduced Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools, a first-of-its-kind publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The lead authors are Asaf Orr,...

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Shifting Winds, Ocean Currents Doubled Endangered Galapagos Penguin Population

Aug 3, 2015

Aug. 2, 2015 - Shifts in trade winds and ocean currents powered a resurgence of endangered Galapagos Penguins over the past 30 years, according to a new study. These changes enlarged a cold pool of water the penguins rely on for food and breeding—an expansion that could continue as the climate changes over the...

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Group Launches Major Digital Ad Campaign Urging Republican AGs to ‘Stop Putting Polluters Over People’

Aug 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 3, 2015 - Today, pro-environment group Americans United for Change announced a major digital ad campaign pushing the Republican Attorneys General Association to ‘Stop Putting Polluters Over People’ with relentless legal challenges to the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan on behalf of the Koch brothers and other oil interests. During this...

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New Study Reveals Stars in Milky Way Have Moved

Aug 3, 2015

July 30, 2015 - New Mexico State University researchers are part of a team of scientists with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) who created a new map of the Milky Way that shows nearly a third of the stars have dramatically changed their obits.

This discovery, published July 29 in “The Astrophysical Journal,” brings...

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Glaciers melt faster than ever

Aug 3, 2015
Glaciers melt faster than ever

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This is the Rhone Glacier in June 2014
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