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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Apr. 27, 2017 — Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don't recognize prescription drug abuse as a ... read more

How Campuses Can Measure Their Nitrogen Footprints

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new groundbreaking initiative helps researchers to measure and reduce the nitrogen footprint left behind by campus activities like food waste and energy consumption. The publication outlines ... read more

Rebuilding Middle Class Is the Key to Preserving Democracy

Mar. 27, 2017 — Steps must be taken to preserve middle-class America or the United States will cease to be a democracy, says a law professor in his new ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Despite the large economic potential for honey production, many beekeepers in Uganda fail to produce and market enough honey to make a living from it. ... read more

Climate Research Needs Greater Focus on Human Populations

Mar. 1, 2017 — How climate change will affect future populations will depend to a great extent on people's capacity to adapt to changing conditions. Such characteristics can be forecast in the long term, using ... read more

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat 'a Scientific Credibility Crisis'

Feb. 19, 2017 — Can statistics increase the value of science to ... read more

Early Warning System Flags Global Financial Crises

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymized data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure ... read more

Aftershock Nepal: Changing Perceptions Through Student Journalism

Feb. 6, 2017 — When the earthquake hit Nepal in 2015, the newspapers were full of stories of the tragic event, the devastation left following the natural disaster, and the heroic clean-up effort on the ground. Less ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

Marine Incentives Programs May Replace 'Doom and Gloom' With Hope

Nov. 28, 2016 — Incentives that are designed to enable smarter use of the ocean while also protecting marine ecosystems can and do work, and offer significant hope to help address the multiple environmental threats ... read more

Nov. 4, 2016 — While China is building a gigantic modern-day upgrade of the famed ancient Silk Road resplendent in global cooperation in the name of economic expansion, a group of sustainability scholars point out ... read more

Nov. 1, 2016 — In Africa, tens of thousands of elephants are killed by poachers each year. Now a new study shows that this poaching crisis costs African countries around $25 million annually in lost tourism ... read more

Perceptions of Tap Water Quality Linked to PTSD in Flint, Michigan, Residents

Nov. 1, 2016 — The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, increased the stress levels of community residents, according to new ... read more

Scientists Root for More Cassava Research to Help Meet Greater Demand for Food

Oct. 25, 2016 — Global food demand is expected to grow by 110 per cent over the next 30 to 35 years, and for many of the poorest people on the planet, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, cassava is the most ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world's most vulnerable people, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Only a small share of Congolese villagers is the driving force behind most of the deforestation. They're not felling trees to feed their families, but to increase their quality of life. These ... 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

Amazon Fishery Management Provides Rare 'Win-Win' Chance for Conservation and Poverty Alleviation

Oct. 20, 2016 — A study into freshwater lake management along the Amazon’s most meandering river has demonstrated astounding benefits to local livelihoods in replenishing vitally important fish stocks — a source ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Following the devastating droughts in the 70s and 80s in the Sahel region south of the Sahara desert, vegetation has now recovered. What surprised the researchers is that although it is now raining ... read more

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