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Why the effects of 2016 El Niño trumped climate change in the Alberta wildfires

May 17, 2016
Why the effects of 2016 El Niño trumped climate change in the Alberta wildfires

May 17, 2016 - In the wake of the damaging Alberta fires, there has been a lot of attention paid to what role climate change plays in wildfires. Yet 2016 is also a powerful El Niño year, which has created ideal conditions for the extraordinary fires in Alberta.

So what climate phenomena could have...

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Vaquita Population Plummets to Just 60 Individuals

May 16, 2016

ENSENADA, Mexico, May 16, 2016 - Scientists announced today that fewer than 60 vaquita porpoises likely remain on Earth, down from 245 in 2008. The vaquita is the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise, found only in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California. Without permanent and fully enforced protections, the species could be effectively extinct...

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Vaquita Population Plummets to Just 60 Individuals

May 16, 2016

ENSENADA, Mexico, May 16, 2016 - Scientists announced today that fewer than 60 vaquita porpoises likely remain on Earth, down from 245 in 2008. The vaquita is the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise, found only in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California. Without permanent and fully enforced protections, the species could be effectively extinct...

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How Processed Foods Wreak Havoc on Your Health

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016 - It’s safe to say that most American consumers probably can’t recall the last time they ate a meal prepared entirely from wholesome, farm-to-table ingredients, without any canned or prepackaged products. That’s because most Americans today consume mostly processed foods—foods produced with pesticides, GMOs and synthetic chemicals, routinely laced with too...

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How Processed Foods Wreak Havoc on Your Health

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016 - It’s safe to say that most American consumers probably can’t recall the last time they ate a meal prepared entirely from wholesome, farm-to-table ingredients, without any canned or prepackaged products. That’s because most Americans today consume mostly processed foods—foods produced with pesticides, GMOs and synthetic chemicals, routinely laced with too...

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Groups Protest Oregon Timber Plan Riddled With Loopholes

May 16, 2016

Washington D.C. May 16, 2016 - Today, Earthjustice and the Western Environmental Law Center, on behalf of 22 conservation and fishing groups, filed a formal protest with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) objecting to its proposed management plans for western Oregon. The BLM plan eliminates protections for streamside forests, increases clearcutting, and removes...

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Groups Protest Oregon Timber Plan Riddled With Loopholes

May 16, 2016

Washington D.C. May 16, 2016 - Today, Earthjustice and the Western Environmental Law Center, on behalf of 22 conservation and fishing groups, filed a formal protest with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) objecting to its proposed management plans for western Oregon. The BLM plan eliminates protections for streamside forests, increases clearcutting, and removes...

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Watching whisky dry for science (video)

May 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 — Have you ever watched paint dry? How about whisky? It turns out whisky could hold some chemical clues to making better paints. Princeton researcher Howard Stone and photographer Ernie Button wanted to figure out whisky's unique drying properties.

The Speaking of Chemistry team then compared dried whisky rings to...

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Watching whisky dry for science (video)

May 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 — Have you ever watched paint dry? How about whisky? It turns out whisky could hold some chemical clues to making better paints. Princeton researcher Howard Stone and photographer Ernie Button wanted to figure out whisky's unique drying properties.

The Speaking of Chemistry team then compared dried whisky rings to...

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Wildfires: The influence of human demographic development on fires in ecosystems is as strong as that of climate change

May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016 - Every year, about 350 million hectares of land are devastated by fires worldwide, this corresponds to about the size of India. To estimate the resulting damage to human health and economy, precise prognosis of the future development of f...

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