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Climate Change Conversations Can Be Difficult for Both Skeptics, Environmentalists

Climate Change Conversations Can Be Difficult for Both Skeptics, Environmentalists

Aug 12, 2019 03:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- Having productive conversations about climate change isn't only challenging when dealing with skeptics, it can also be difficult for environmentalists, according to two studies presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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The Lancet Global Health: Automatically Chlorinating Water at Public Taps Cuts Child Diarrhea by Almost a Quarter in Urban Bangladesh

Aug 09, 2019 03:44 AM EDT

A novel water treatment device that delivers chlorine automatically via public taps without the need for electricity, reduced child diarrhoea by 23% compared with controls (156 cases out of 2,073 child measurements [7.5%] vs 216/2,145 [10%]) over 14 months in two urban neighbourhoods of Bangladesh, according to a randomised trial following more than 1,000 children published in The Lancet Global Health journal.

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Alternatives to Burning Can Increase Indian Farmers' Profits And Cut Pollution

Aug 09, 2019 03:43 AM EDT

A new economic study in the journal Science shows that thousands of farmers in northern India could increase their profits if they stop burning their rice straw and adopt no-till practices to grow wheat. Alternative farming practices could also cut farmers' greenhouse gas emissions from on-farm activities by as much as 78% and help lower air pollution in cities like New Delhi.

Forget 'Obamageddon', 'Prepping' is Now Part of Mainstream US Politics and Culture

Forget 'Obamageddon', 'Prepping' is Now Part of Mainstream US Politics and Culture

Aug 09, 2019 03:42 AM EDT

Long considered an extreme reaction to fears of Armageddon and imminent nuclear disaster, 'preppers' in the US have traditionally been portrayed as motivated by extreme right-wing or apocalyptic views. New research from Dr. Michael Mills, from the University of Kent, challenges this view.

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Tariffs Lead to Creative Supply Chains

Aug 08, 2019 03:49 AM EDT

Where there's a will to peddle soybeans in the global marketplace, there's a way, even if a trade war creates roadblocks.

'Weaponized Interdependence' Wields Economic Networks as Political Weapons

'Weaponized Interdependence' Wields Economic Networks as Political Weapons

Aug 08, 2019 03:48 AM EDT

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order in May banning US companies from trading information and communications technology with foreign businesses deemed a national security risk, it effectively prevented Chinese telecom giant Huawei from acquiring the American technology that it needs to market its products. On July 26th, China threatened to blacklist FedEx from the Chinese market.

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nTIDE July 2019 Jobs Report: Positive Pattern Continues for Job Seekers With Disabilities

Aug 06, 2019 04:13 AM EDT

East Hanover, NJ - August 2, 2019 - Economic indicators rose again for Americans with disabilities, outpacing the modest gains for people without disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

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Study: Sleep is Essential for Business Leaders Seeking Next Successful Venture

Aug 06, 2019 04:14 AM EDT

Jeff Bezos and Arianna Huffington came up with brilliant ideas that turned into companies that are now household names -- Amazon and HuffPost. The secret ingredient for coming up with these ideas may be something we can all tap into -- a good night's sleep.

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Mathematics Ties Media Coverage of Gun Control to Upticks in Gun Purchases

Jun 24, 2019 01:46 PM EDT

For the first time, researchers have shown a causal link between print news media coverage of U.S. gun control policy in the wake of mass shooting events and increases in firearm acquisition, particularly in states with the least restrictive gun laws.

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Rapid Retreat of Arctic Coastline Revealed in Images From the Air

Jun 07, 2019 01:30 PM EDT

Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate - up to a meter a day - has been revealed with drone surveys.

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Two Types of Mid-Latitude Wave Trains Lead to Extreme Heat in South Korea and Southern-Central Japan

May 10, 2019 09:43 AM EDT

Global climate change has strongly increased the worldwide frequency of extreme heat in recent decades. South Korea and southern-central Japan are also frequently affected by extreme heat, and the extreme heat in these two regions tend to occur simultaneously.

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The Winter Weather Window that is Costing Rapeseed Growers Millions

May 06, 2019 09:36 AM EDT

UK rapeseed growers are losing up to a quarter of their crop yield each year because of temperature rises during an early-winter weather window.

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NASA Reveals Heavy Rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Fani

May 04, 2019 09:54 AM EDT

Satellite data revealed heavy rainfall in powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani before it made landfall in northeastern India. Fani brought that soaking rain to the region and continues to drop heavy rainfall on May 3, as it moves toward Bangladesh.

From coal to gas

From Coal to Gas: How the Shift can Help Stabilize Climate Change

Apr 22, 2019 01:05 PM EDT

Led by Katsumasa Tanaka, a senior climate risk researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan, the study examined global scenarios for transitioning from coal to gas using a novel approach that applied metrics developed for climate impact assessments to the coal-gas debate for the first time. Focusing on the world's leading power generators--China, Germany, India, and the United States--the study examined the impacts from a variety of direct and indirect emissions of such a shift on both shorter and longer timescales ranging from a few decades to a century.

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A Closer Look at Mercury's Spin and Gravity Reveals the Planet's Inner Solid Core

Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT

How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? Start by watching the way the planet spins, then measure how your spacecraft orbits it -- very, very carefully. This is exactly what NASA planetary scientists did, using data from the agency's former mission to Mercury.

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