Ground Level Ozone Linked to Cardiovascular Disease
Sep12

Ground Level Ozone Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

The ozone is a protective layer in the upper atmosphere, which helps absorb UltraViolet-B (UVB) from the sun. However, when greenhouse gases are released from ground level, they move up into the ozone layer and essentially damage this layer. Reductions in stratospheric ozone levels lead to higher levels of UVB reaching the Earth’s surface. Consequently, laboratory and epidemiological studies demonstrate that UVB can cause...

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Wheat production would be reduced by rising temperatures
Sep12

Wheat production would be reduced by rising temperatures

Any producer will tell you, growing a healthy, high-yielding wheat crop takes skill and hard work. Quality drought-tolerant varieties that are resistant to pests and disease are important. And cooperation from Mother Nature in terms of temperature and precipitation doesn’t hurt, either. To quantify the impact of genetic improvement in wheat, disease and climate change over a 26-year period, a team of researchers at Kansas State...

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Train or Pipeline, the Answer is the Same
Sep12

Train or Pipeline, the Answer is the Same

The catastrophic crash of an oil-carrying train in the province of Quebec last month, which devastated the town of Lac-Mégantic and killed dozens, has brought the Keystone XL pipeline into the headlines again. For many environmentalists, the train crash is just one more reminder of the risks of fossil fuel production – that the train was carrying tar sands oil was, as it were, the icing on the cake. Conversely, for many supporters of...

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The Thorny Effects of Male Labor Migration on Women’s Health in Nepal
Sep03

The Thorny Effects of Male Labor Migration on Women’s Health in Nepal

Men in Nepal migrate to other countries to help earn money for their families, but their movements and actions can have thorny consequences. Read Full...

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‘Hurricane Marco Rubio’ – A Winning Climate Campaign?

An edgy climate campaign names hurricanes for politicians rejecting action on global warming. Read Full...

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New report from White House outlines largest problems facing United States energy grid
Aug30
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