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Firearm violence trends in the 21st century

Dec 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 17, 2014 - While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a UC Davis study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012 has found. The study posted online in the Annual...

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Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record, but growth is slowing down

Dec 17, 2014
Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record, but growth is slowing down

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The Science of Why Some People Don’t Believe in Climate Science (VIDEO)

Dec 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 - Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and it’s primarily because of humans putting lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Watch Part 1: “The Facts” http://youtu.be/ffjIyms1BX4

Yet 4 in 10 Americans aren’t convinced.

Here’s what psychologists and sociologists have to say...

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FOUR PAWS launches web tool to help consumers choose animal-friendly down

Dec 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 - FOUR PAWS has today launched a unique new web tool which shows consumers how some of the world’s biggest outdoor clothing and equipment brands are performing in terms of the animal welfare standards in the down they use in their products.

With the "Cruelty Free Down Challenge" FOUR PAWS is...

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Urban Stream Contamination in U.S. Increasing Rapidly Due to Road Salt

Dec 16, 2014
Urban Stream Contamination in U.S. Increasing Rapidly Due to Road Salt

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This photo shows a road salt storage stockpile that is awaiting use for pavement deicing, Port of...

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The surprising history of tinsel (video)

Dec 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2014 — It's been a holiday decoration staple for decades, and it turns out that silver stuff hanging from your tree has quite a storied past. Tinsel has been made out of everything from real silver, to lead to other dangerously flammable materials. This week's Speaking of Chemistry decks your halls...

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Climate policy pledges are an important step forward but fall short of 2°C

Dec 15, 2014

Dec. 15, 2014 - Pledges to reduce emissions in China, Europe and the US provide an important step forward for climate change action, but a more comprehensive effort is needed to stabilize the climate below critical thresholds. Climate finance can cover investment gaps and alleviate distributional tensions, a new study shows.

Researchers have released...

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Deep concern over invisible threat to Antarctic glaciers

Dec 15, 2014
Deep concern over invisible threat to Antarctic glaciers

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Japanese and U.S. Groups Argue Case to Save Dugongs From U.S. Military Base Expansion in Japan

Dec 15, 2014
Japanese and U.S. Groups Argue Case to Save Dugongs From U.S. Military Base Expansion in Japan

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Forget Shouting: Guide to Productive Family Arguments Over Holidays

Dec 12, 2014

Dec. 12 2014 - While many people try to steer clear of arguments with family members during holiday celebrations, two Vanderbilt University philosophy professors offer a better solution

Scott F. Aikin and Robert B. Talisse co-wrote Why We Argue (and How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement.

The trend to avoid arguments with loved...

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