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What Makes the Public More Likely to Second-Guess Authorities During a Crisis?

May 17, 2016 — In a digital age when people have many information sources, during a crisis they won’t always seek guidance from the government or other official channels. Why ... read more

What Can We Expect Next in the Long History of Lead Poisoning in the US?

May 2, 2016 — While state and federal officials continue to criticize each other for failing to guarantee safe drinking water, the question of exactly who is responsible for crises like in Flint, Michigan, lies at ... read more

Sea-Level Rise Summit Coincides With Flooding Risks in South Florida Due to the Moon, High Tides and Inclement Weather

Apr. 28, 2016 — Just as parts of South Florida are bracing for potential risks of flooding in low-lying areas due to the close proximity of the moon, high tides, sea-level rise and inclement weather, researchers are ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Over 300 million people worldwide use groundwater contaminated with arsenic or fluoride as a source of drinking water. Now a research team has developed a method whereby the risk of contamination in ... read more

Environmental Impacts of Demand-Side Technologies, Strategies for Carbon Mitigation

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new article aims to advance our understanding of life cycle environmental and natural resource implications of energy efficiency ... read more

Changing the World, One Fridge at a Time

Apr. 22, 2016 — To help change the world, have a look inside your fridge -- this is one of the messages contained in a new article. Food waste has attained monumental proportions in both the developed and developing ... read more

Global Snapshot of Indigenous Peoples Health Released

Apr. 21, 2016 — A world-first study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million indigenous and tribal people globally reveals the extent of work that needs to be done if the United Nations is to meet its ... read more

1.5 C Vs 2 C Global Warming: New Study Shows Why Half a Degree Matters

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers have found substantially different climate change impacts for a global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C by 2100, the two temperature limits included in the Paris climate agreement. The ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Much of the world may cringe as lemurs are hunted and killed or when entire forests are burnt and harvested for charcoal. However, if local residents don't perceive the actions as crimes or they ... read more

Feeding the World Without Further Deforestation Is Possible

Apr. 19, 2016 — Deforestation is necessary to feed the growing global population – this is a common belief that has now been disproven by researchers. In a new study, they present results that reveal that it is ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — A team of scientists is turning to the combined knowledge of the global scientific community to address an emerging threat to Asian ... read more

Researchers Develop New Model to Predict Outlook for US Economy

Apr. 15, 2016 — A new way to more accurately assess the outlook for the world’s biggest economy has been created by investigators. The new model highlights the interdependence of household, business and government ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — More than 700 million people worldwide have no running water. A new study shows that a tax on carbon dioxide could help remedy this situation while contributing considerably to climate ... read more

Global Spending on Health Is Expected to Increase to $18.28 Trillion Worldwide by 2040

Apr. 14, 2016 — Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the ... read more

Reducing Food Waste Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

Apr. 7, 2016 — About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows. A team of researchers, for the first time, provides ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Increasing temperatures will enlarge Europe's seasonal window for the potential spread of mosquito-borne viral disease, expanding the geographic areas at risk for a dengue epidemic to include ... read more

Despite Being 'the Biggest Threat Facing Humanity' Climate Change and Its Impacts Fail to Make Headlines, Says Study

Apr. 6, 2016 — Even as 60 million people around the world face severe hunger because of El Niño and millions more because of climate change, top European and American media outlets are neglecting to cover the ... read more

Household Food Insecurity at Record High in the North, Say Canadian Researchers

Apr. 5, 2016 — Despite anti-poverty efforts, hunger in Canada has not decreased, and it has now reached epidemic levels in Nunavut, where almost half of households suffer from food insecurity, according to a new ... read more

Radical Solution Could Avoid Depletion of Natural Resources

Apr. 5, 2016 — A radical approach to managing natural resources could target the problem of their over-exploitation, such as in forests or fisheries, according to a new ... read more

Effect of Economic Crisis on Birth Outcome in Spain

Apr. 5, 2016 — The unprecedented post-war European economic crisis which began in 2007 and the resulting fiscal austerity policies are generally considered to have had a negative impact on public health. A new ... read more

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