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April 25, 2015

Apr. 20, 2015 — Poor quality medicines are an urgent threat that could undermine decades of successful efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB, according to experts. Scientists report up to 41 percent of ... read more

Road Salt Guidelines Need Review to Protect Food Chain in Lakes

Apr. 9, 2015 — Lake and highway authorities should consider adjusting road salt use protocols to protect aquatic life such as the water flea, by taking the nutritional status of the lakes into account, experts ... read more

Rise of UK Food Banks Linked to Local Spending and Central Welfare Cuts

Apr. 9, 2015 — The expansion of food banks across the United Kingdom is associated with cuts in spending on local services, welfare benefits and higher unemployment rates, conclude researchers in a new report. This ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — A new study found that government biofuel policies rely on reductions in food consumption to generate greenhouse gas ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Population growth could cause demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current use levels continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, a new study finds. Using a ... read more

Coping With the Anthropocene: How We Became Nature

Mar. 17, 2015 — Overpopulation, the greenhouse effect, warming temperatures and overall climate disruption are all well recognized as a major threat to the ecology and biodiversity of the Earth.  The issue of ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — With the global population rising, analysts and policymakers have targeted Africa's vast wet savannas as a place to produce staple foods and bioenergy groups at low environmental costs. But a ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — The number of people potentially exposed to future sea level rise and associated storm surge flooding may be highest in low-elevation coastal zones in Asia and ... read more

Depression Puts Low-Income Population at Even Greater Risk for Obesity and Poor Nutrition

Mar. 10, 2015 — In a new study, researchers report that for people receiving food assistance there are significant links between depression, poor dietary quality, and high body mass index (BMI). They suggest that ... read more

Researchers Connect Climate Change to Food Safety

Mar. 6, 2015 — Climate change can affect our food safety in a number of ways. In a European study, researchers state that there is often a relationship between long-term changes in temperature and rainfall and ... read more

Mar. 5, 2015 — A heads-up to New York, Baltimore, Houston and Miami: a new study suggests that these metropolitan areas and others will increase their exposure to floods even in the absence of climate ... read more

Mar. 5, 2015 — While many blame the 'teenage brain' for high rates of teen crime, violence, and driving incidents, an important factor has been ignored: teenagers as a group suffer much higher average ... read more

Stigma of Mental Illness in India Linked to Poverty

Mar. 4, 2015 — The stigma surrounding people with severe mental illness in India leads to increased poverty among them, especially women, according to new research. "Mental health professionals must ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua. The path of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — In order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect, a new paper suggests, arguing that conservation organizations need to be bolder in their adaptation ... read more

Economic Models Provide Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges

Feb. 26, 2015 — Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in ... read more

Feb. 26, 2015 — The world has little use -- and precious little time -- for detached experts. A group of scientists -- each of them experts -- makes a compelling case that the growing global challenges has rendered ... read more

Team Approach Boosts Human and Environmental Wellbeing, Researcher Says

Feb. 26, 2015 — Even seemingly intractable problems such as the antibiotic crisis and the obesity epidemic could be resolved by treating human health and society as an integral part of an ecosystem, researchers say. ... read more

IPCC Sea-Level Rise Scenarios Not Fit for Purpose for High-Risk Coastal Areas

Feb. 26, 2015 — The sea-level rise scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) do not necessarily provide the right information for high-risk coastal decision-making and management, according ... read more

Consideration of Costs Can Reduce Moral Objections to Human Organ Sales and Other 'Repugnant' Transactions, Says Researcher

Feb. 25, 2015 — People might abandon their moral objections to organ selling – and to other transactions in repugnant markets -- when presented with information about the potential advantages of such sales, ... read more

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