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July 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

China's Big Investment to Fix Environmental Wrongs Shows Both People, Nature Can Win

June 16, 2016 — China's massive investment to mitigate the ecosystem bust that has come in the wake of the nation's economic boom is paying off. An international group of scientists finds both humans and ... read more

New Insights Into California Electricity Crisis May Help Prevent Future Crises

June 16, 2016 — Between 2000 and 2001, California experienced the biggest electricity crisis in the US since World War II. Exactly how it happened, however, is complex. New research now reveals insights into the ... read more

700-Year-Old West African Soil Technique Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

June 16, 2016 — A 700-year-old fertile soil technique could mitigate climate change and revolutionize farming across Africa, say researchers. They discovered that the ancient West African method of adding charcoal ... read more

Lack of Transportation Hampers Hungry Children from Getting Free Summer Meals, Study Finds

June 13, 2016 — Lack of transportation is a hurdle for many Texas families whose children could benefit from free meals, according to the Texas Hunger ... read more

June 13, 2016 — A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases -- those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika -- based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been ... read more

Globalization Made Economic Production More Vulnerable to Climate Change

June 10, 2016 — The susceptibility of the global economic network to workers' heat-stress has doubled in the last decade, a new study finds. The analysis shows for the first time how enhanced connectivity of ... read more

June 8, 2016 — Storms that battered Australia's east coast are a harbinger of things to come and a stark reminder of the need for a national effort to monitor the growing threat from climate change, coastal ... read more

June 7, 2016 — Over the next 70 to 100 years, our climate is projected to change dramatically, with major impacts on a wide variety of economic sectors. But the sector that is most likely to be affected by these ... read more

Pursuing Energy Independence Will Hardly Mitigate Climate Change

June 7, 2016 — Although cutting carbon dioxide emissions can lead to energy security benefits, such as reducing energy imports, pursuing energy independence will not equivalently reduce emissions, reports a new ... read more

Politics, Not Ignorance, May Pollute Support for Pro-Science Solutions

June 1, 2016 — Mentioning politics in a message about an environmental issue may turn people -- even people informed about the issue -- away from supporting a pro-science solution, according to a team of ... read more

Want to Conserve More Water? Target Those Who Already Save a Little

June 1, 2016 — Researchers call them “water considerate” consumers because they conserve water fairly well but could stand some improvement. These water users might be the most appropriate people to target if ... read more

Investment in Energy Storage Vital If Renewables to Achieve Full Potential

May 27, 2016 — Government subsidies should be used to encourage investment in energy storage systems if renewable power is to be fully integrated into the sector, according to ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050, according to a new ... read more

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