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August 30, 2016

In the Aftermath of Disaster, Social Media Helps Build a Sense of Community

Aug. 25, 2016 — Social media can disseminate critical information as well as unite disaster victims during their recovery efforts, suggests a new ... read more

Does Owning a Well Foster Environmental Citizenship? A New Study Provides Evidence

Aug. 22, 2016 — Kansans who own water wells show more awareness of state water policy issues than those who rely on municipal water supplies, according to a study that could have implications for groundwater ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — The availability of accurate and reliable information on the location of impoverished zones is surprisingly lacking for much of the world. Applying machine learning to satellite images could identify ... read more

Skills Gap for US Manufacturing Workers Mostly a Myth, Paper Says

Aug. 15, 2016 — Despite the outcry from employers over the dearth of job-ready workers, three-quarters of US manufacturing plants show no sign of hiring difficulties for job vacancies, says new ... read more

Report: People Buy Most of Their Junk Food at the Supermarket

Aug. 9, 2016 — An analysis of a nationally representative sample of US adults reveals that access to healthy foods in a supermarket does not hinder Americans' consumption of empty calories. In fact, the study ... read more

Aging Can Drive Progress, Say Scientists

July 25, 2016 — Twenty years from now, the number of retired persons worldwide will have grown by 600 million, almost double the current number. Life expectancy will have increased, bringing new economic challenges. ... read more

Poor African-American Men Have Lowest Likelihood of Overall Survival

July 18, 2016 — African-American men living below poverty had the lowest overall survival in a study that examined the effects of sex, race and socioeconomic status on overall mortality, according to an ... read more

Managing an Endangered River Across the US-Mexico Border

July 18, 2016 — A new study shows how improving communication and involvement could bring consensus solutions for the embattled Rio Grande/Bravo, which is shared between the USA and ... read more

Global Experts Call on UN to Mobilize a Global Action Plan to Widen Access to Antibiotics

July 15, 2016 — Today some of the world's experts on antibiotic resistance called on the UN to act to reduce the growing number of deaths due to limited access to effective ... read more

Climate Experts Help Communities Cope With Impact of the Indian Monsoon

July 14, 2016 — New work by experts to predict the weather in India could help millions of people prepare for the devastating effects of the country's summer ... read more

Income Inequality Leads Millennials to Start Families Before Marriage

July 14, 2016 — Rising income inequality, and the resulting scarcity of certain types of jobs, is a key reason young Americans are having babies before getting ... read more

Small Rise in Alcohol Prices Could Cut Violence-Related Hospital Emergency Visits by 6,000 a Year

July 12, 2016 — A small rise of 1% in alcohol prices could significantly reduce violence-related injuries in England and Wales, consequently reducing their burden on hard-pressed emergency departments, concludes an ... read more

Mixed Response: Floodwaters Return to the Colorado River but Can Release Greenhouse Gases

July 8, 2016 — Deliberately flooding riverbeds left parched by dams has great potential to restore wetlands but may also have a significant unintended consequence: the release of greenhouse ... read more

Preserving Forest Carbon Sinks Top of Donors' Climate Mitigation Agenda

July 7, 2016 — Developing countries with large carbon sinks and good governance tend to be the main destination for major green donors' climate mitigation funding, research shows. This study compared the ... read more

More Calories Consumed from Subsidized Food Commodities Linked to Cardiometabolic Risks

July 5, 2016 — Two related dietary studies and a commentary online examined whether an individual's consumption of food derived from subsidized food commodities was associated with cardiometabolic risks. The ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Individual country pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would need to be strengthened in order to limit future climate change to well below the 2 degrees Celsius limit included in the Paris ... read more

June 27, 2016 — New research indicates that California's Central Valley harbors three times more groundwater than previously estimated, but challenges to using it include pumping costs, ground subsidence and ... read more

June 23, 2016 — While some criticize the Paris climate target as impracticable, a team of scholars argues that it is a triumph of realism. First, keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius is necessary in ... read more

New System That Uses Sound to Alleviate Water Shortage

June 22, 2016 — New research shows how a special tool called a noise logger can detect leaks accurately and efficiently, before major roadwork is ... read more

Strong Global Economic Engagement Is Essential for US Prosperity, Study Says

June 21, 2016 — The United States stands to gain more from both strengthening global institutions and rules, such as those governing trade, direct investment, and development assistance as well as engaging with the ... read more

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