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  • Study finds atmosphere will adapt to hotter, wetter climate

    Thu 4:17pm
    A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, strong storms will become stronger while weak storms…
  • Jet Fuel from Algae?

    Thu 8:52am
    A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy & Fuels. The researchers, led by Greg O’Neil of Western Washington University and Chris…
  • ADHD linked to pesticide exposure

    Thu 6:57am
    A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system -- responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a new Rutgers…
  • New analysis explores trends in global plastic consumption and recycling

    Wed 3:35pm
    For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of…
  • Pollution Blamed as Leading Cause of Death in Developing World

    Wed 8:51am
    In 2012, pollution – in the form of contaminated soil, water, and both indoor and outdoor air – was responsible for 8.4 million deaths in developing countries, finds Pollution: The Silent Killer of Millions in Poor Countries. That’s almost three times…
  • Fracking has been with us for more than 60 years. It is evolving.

    Wed 7:50am
    Two new U.S. Geological Survey publications that highlight historical hydraulic fracturing trends and data from 1947 to 2010 are now available.Hydraulic fracturing is presently the primary stimulation technique for oil and gas production in unconventional…
  • Study Analyzes Variability of Climate Models

    Tue 3:05pm
    A new Duke University-led study finds that most climate models likely underestimate the degree of decade-to-decade variability occurring in mean surface temperatures as Earth’s atmosphere warms. The models also provide inconsistent explanations of why this…
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