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Antarctic ice shelves rapidly thinning

Mar 27, 2015

March 26, 2015 - A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers has revealed that the thickness of Antarctica's floating ice shelves has recently decreased by as much as 18 percent in certain areas over nearly two decades, providing new insights on how the Antarctic ice sheet is...

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Powerful new CDC “Tips From Former Smokers” ads focus on living with vision loss and colorectal cancer

Mar 27, 2015

March 26, 2015 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching its 2015 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign with a series of powerful new ads featuring former smokers who suffer from smoking-related illnesses, including vision loss and colorectal cancer.

Ads also highlight the benefits of quitting for smokers’ loved ones, and the importance...

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Deadly Japan quake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss

Mar 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 26, 2015 - Buildings destroyed by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake released thousands of tons of climate-warming and ozone-depleting chemicals into the atmosphere, according to a new study. New research suggests that the thousands of ...

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Emergency medicine physicians urge colleagues to help prevent gun violence

Mar 25, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. March 25, 2015 - In an editorial posted online today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, two practicing emergency medicine physicians from the University of California, Davis, and Brown University — both thought leaders at the forefront of finding solutions to the public health crisis of gun violence — urge their colleagues...

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Groundbreaking Music Video Highlights Injustice Faced by Immigrants, Marks Launch of “Concert Tour” for Jailed Migrants

Mar 24, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 19, 2015 - Today, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and Los Jornaleros del Norte “the house band for the immigrant rights movement,” released today a groundbreaking new video to combat deportations. The video corresponds with announced plans for a “tour” with concerts outside of immigrant prisons throughout the...

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The first herd of wild horses runs free into pasture at former Soviet army military area in Czech Republic

Mar 24, 2015
The first herd of wild horses runs free into pasture at former Soviet army military area in Czech Republic

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Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei to receive top Award from Amnesty International

Mar 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 - Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei – both committed activists – will be the joint recipients of Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2015, the human rights organization announced today.

Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award is the organization’s top honour, recognizing those who have shown...

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World’s most productive river, food security for millions under threat from 2 dams

Mar 24, 2015
World’s most productive river, food security for millions under threat from 2 dams

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Hormone-mimickers widespread in Great Lakes region wastewater, waterways and fish

Mar 23, 2015
Hormone-mimickers widespread in Great Lakes region wastewater, waterways and fish

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Wind power in the US generates enough electricity for more than 11 million homes, but needs government support for further growth

Mar 20, 2015
Wind power in the US generates enough electricity for more than 11 million homes, but needs government support for further growth

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