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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Texas Must Reduce Nonmedical Exemptions to Vaccinations

Oct. 20, 2016 — As one of the states with the least restrictive vaccine exemption laws in the country, Texas should make the process of obtaining nonmedical exemptions more rigorous to avoid the public health risks ... read more

Risk Analysis for Common Ground on Climate Loss and Damage

Oct. 20, 2016 — The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage--but how exactly it ... read more

Future of Antarctic Marine Protected Areas at Risk

Oct. 13, 2016 — Antarctica's surrounding waters are home to some of the healthiest marine ecosystems on Earth and support thriving populations of krill, seabirds, fish and whales. But efforts to establish a ... read more

Federal School Lunch Guidelines Lead to Healthier Choices, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers investigated how the nutritional content of National School Lunch Program entrées chosen by students varied across different socioeconomic and demographic groups and impacted their ... read more

Healthy Soil Is Essential to a Circular Economy

Oct. 13, 2016 — To achieve the Dutch government's objective of realizing a circular economy in the Netherlands, it is essential to maintain the productivity of the country's farmland. Healthy soil produces ... read more

Raising Soda Taxes May Sound Good, but Likely to Fall Flat With US Consumers

Oct. 12, 2016 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended governments raise taxes on sugary drinks and increase subsidies on fruits and vegetables, in an effort to fight global obesity and diabetes. An ... read more

Sustainable Fisheries Require Capable Fishers

Oct. 12, 2016 — Full participation of thousands of small tuna fishers in fishery improvement  projects require specific capabilities, like firm and collective capabilities for organizing and marketing their fish. ... read more

Climate Change May Help Ethiopia, Increase the Country's Access to Water

Oct. 12, 2016 — Despite the many disastrous impacts of climate change, there are some regions of the globe that might benefit from hotter temperatures. A team of researchers have predicted that water availability in ... read more

Emission Reductions Hampered by EU Internal Policy Processes, New Research Finds

Oct. 11, 2016 — Current policy processes at the European Commission are having a detrimental effect on achieving reductions in harmful greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, say ... read more

New Report on Medicaid Payment Reform at Community Health Centers

Oct. 11, 2016 — A new report on Medicaid payment reform and community health centers reviews the key elements of Medicaid’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) payment rules, describes the flexibility ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — The impact of old forest roads on the species diversity in the rainforest of Central Guyana has been the focus of recent research. Investigators reached the conclusion that the established roads may ... read more

Effective Emissions Limits in Europe Could Save Thousands of Lives Every Year

Oct. 10, 2016 — Effective coal regulation could slash deaths from toxic fumes by 85%, saving 20,000 lives every year, say European ... read more

Obesity-Linked Conditions Are Projected to Rise Sharply in Children

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers' global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — Cheap shale gas produced by fracking has driven the decline in coal production in the United States during the last decade, researchers have ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Any notion that current palm oil production practices in southeast Asian peat swamp forests are environmentally responsible or sustainable in practice is ludicrous, say ... read more

Even If the Paris Agreement Is Implemented, Food and Water Supplies Remain at Risk

Oct. 5, 2016 — If all pledges made in last December's Paris climate agreement (COP21) to curb greenhouse gases are carried out to the end of the century, then risks still remain for staple crops in major ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — What would we do differently if sea level were to rise one foot per century versus one foot per decade? Until now, most policy and research has focused on adapting to specific amounts of climate ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Invasive insects cause at least 69 billion euros of damage per annum worldwide, say investigators, whose study brought together the largest database ever developed on economic damage attributable to ... read more

Vast Majority of Impoverished Fathers Involved With Their Children

Oct. 3, 2016 — A new study suggests criticism of impoverished and African-American fathers for not being involved in the lives of their children is largely unfounded and that even in cases of incarceration, most ... read more

Hybrid War and the Conflict Between Russia, Ukraine

Oct. 3, 2016 — The concept of hybrid war has emerged since the end of the Cold War and describes the idea that conflicts are multi-faceted, consisting of strategies that blend conventional warfare tactics, ... read more

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