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February 12, 2016

New Science Helps Put Spotlight on Unseen Global Impacts

Feb. 4, 2016 — As the world grows more connected, 'out of sight, out of mind' looms as a perilous consequence of globalization. A sustainability scholar presents an integrated way to track the many ... read more

Syrian Aid: Lack of Evidence for 'Interventions That Work,' Say Researchers

Feb. 4, 2016 — The lack of an evidence base in the donor-funded response to Syrian migrant crisis means funds may be allocated to ineffective interventions, say researchers, who call on funders and policymakers in ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Teacher turnover is often rightly perceived as a problem for schools. A growing body of evidence finds that teacher turnover reduces student achievement, either directly because replacement teachers ... read more

US Forest Service Releases Findings on the Effects of Drought for Forests, Rangelands

Feb. 1, 2016 — The US Forest Service has released a new report that provides a national assessment of peer-reviewed scientific research on the impacts of drought on US forests and rangelands. This report will help ... read more

Record Warm Years Almost Certainly Due to Human-Made Climate Change

Jan. 25, 2016 — Recent record warm years are with extremely high likelihood caused by human-made climate change. Without greenhouse-gas emissions from burning coal and oil, the odds are vanishingly small that 13 out ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — The Paris Agreement of the UN climate change conference is deemed a historic step for climate protection, but its success depends on rapid implementations. The consequences of delaying global carbon ... read more

Social Media Technology, Rather Than Anonymity, Is the Problem

Jan. 20, 2016 — Problems of anti-social behaviour, privacy, and free speech on social media are not caused by anonymity but instead result from the way technology changes our presence. That's the startling ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A warmer Atlantic Ocean could substantially boost the destructive power of a future superstorm like Hurricane Sandy, new research suggests. The researchers used a numerical model to simulate the ... read more

Environmental Policy Behind Imbalance in Phosphorus, Nitrogen Levels of the North Sea

Jan. 18, 2016 — European measures aimed at improving water quality through the reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus loads in the North Sea have resulted in an imbalance of these two nutrients in surface waters, new ... read more

Austerity Has Slowed Regional Recovery During the Post-2008 Recession, Says New Study

Jan. 18, 2016 — Austerity measures at national level have not helped regions to recover following the 2008 economic crisis, according to a new study of the UK and other EU countries. On the contrary, high public ... read more

How Will Climate Policy Affect Energy Access Goals?

Jan. 14, 2016 — Without new subsidies and policies to support increased energy access, new climate policies could push access to modern energy out of reach for millions in Asia. Currently, three billion people ... read more

Deep Poverty Puts Young Children at Risk for Poor Health, Development

Jan. 12, 2016 — Young children in deep poverty, whose family income is below 50 percent of the federal poverty line, fare even worse on health and development indicators than children in poverty, according to a ... read more

New Study Challenges 'Mid-Life Crisis' Theory

Jan. 11, 2016 — A 25-year longitudinal study suggests the curve in happiness from early adulthood to midlife goes up, not ... read more

Global Learning Is Needed to Save Carbon Capture and Storage from Being Abandoned

Jan. 11, 2016 — Governments should not be abandoning carbon capture and storage, argues a researcher, as it is the only realistic way of dramatically reducing carbon emissions. Instead, they should be investing in ... read more

Worldwide Electricity Production Vulnerable to Climate and Water Resource Change

Jan. 4, 2016 — Climate change impacts on rivers and streams may substantially reduce electricity production capacity around the world. A new study calls for a greater focus on adaptation efforts in order to ... read more

Areas of Increased Poverty Associated With Higher Rates of Ebola Transmission

Jan. 4, 2016 — Since October 2014 the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been diminishing and efforts have shifted from emergency response to prevention and mitigation of future ... read more

Increasing Liquefied Natural Gas Exports 'Marginally Positive' for US Economy

Jan. 4, 2016 — Increasing the United States' export of liquefied natural gas above 12 billion cubic feet per day would allow the US to continue to provide a competitive advantage for domestic ... read more

Researchers Link Climate-Induced Disasters, Food Security Across Time, Place

Dec. 28, 2015 — Societal vulnerability to food shortage causes susceptibility to dangerous outcomes from climate challenges, new research confirms. This research shows that social factors like limited networks and ... read more

Infectious Disease Spread Is Fueled by International Trade

Dec. 22, 2015 — International trade and travel has literally opened up new vistas for humans, ranging from travel to exotic places to enjoying the products and services of those distant lands. But along with ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Underground heat islands in cities have an enormous geothermal potential. Warm groundwater can be used to produce sustainable energy for heating and cooling. Researchers have now developed a new ... read more

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