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What americans fear most — new poll from Chapman University

Oct 21, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. Oct. 21, 2014 – Chapman University has initiated the first comprehensive nationwide study on what strikes fear in Americans in the first of what is a planned annual study. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today is walking alone at night.

The Chapman Survey on American Fears included1,500...

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New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

Oct 20, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. Oct. 20, 2014 – Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment.

The tracers, which were created by a team of U.S. and French researchers, have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an...

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Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

Oct 20, 2014
Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

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Shark nets must go following another whale entanglement

Oct 16, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014 - A baby humpback whale caught today in shark nets on the Cooloola Coast is the eighth whale to be caught in Queensland’s nets this migration season.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) applauds the efforts of rescuers who freed the whale, and is calling for QLD to rethink its shark netting...

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Plastic Bag Fact Sheet: Amount of energy required to make 12 plastic shopping bags could drive a car for a mile

Oct 16, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014 - Worldwide, a trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year, nearly 2 million each minute.

The amount of energy required to make 12 plastic shopping bags could drive a car for a mile.

City, state, and national governments around the world are trying to limit plastic bag litter and waste with bans...

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Mercury in the Nation’s Streams—Levels, Trends, and Implications

Oct 15, 2014
Mercury in the Nation’s Streams—Levels, Trends, and Implications

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After the crash: Butterflies rely on connections amid changing climate

Oct 15, 2014
After the crash: Butterflies rely on connections amid changing climate

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Lake Erie Increasingly Susceptible to Large Cyanobacteria Blooms

Oct 15, 2014

ANN ARBOR, MI, Oct. 15, 2014 - Lake Erie has become increasingly susceptible to large blooms of toxin-producing cyanobacteria since 2002, potentially complicating efforts to rein in the problem in the wake of this year's Toledo drinking water crisis, a...

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Brady Center Launches National Campaign for a Future Where No Child Is Killed by a Parent’s Gun (VIDEO)

Oct 14, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 14, 2014 - The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today launched a multi-platform public awareness campaign for a future where no child is killed by a parent’s gun. More than 2,700 children die from guns annually. Studies show that most youth gun deaths involve a gun from or in...

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Planned Parenthood: New Survey Shows Parents Need to Be More Direct with Children About Sex

Oct 14, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 14, 2014 — October marks Let’s Talk Month, aimed at getting families talking about sexuality and relationships, and this year Planned Parenthood is encouraging parents to go beyond “the talk” and have ongoing conversations throughout their children’s lives.

Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout the country are holding special workshops and events to...

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