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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.

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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.

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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.

Indonesian official: 5,000 bodies could still be buried in mud after earthquake, tsunami

5,000 bodies could still be buried in mud after earthquake, tsunami in Indonesia

Oct 08, 2018 04:52 PM EDT

The death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island neared 2,000 on Monday, but thousands more are believed unaccounted for.

Senior official tells Pompeo he needs stable relations, citing efforts to pressure North Korea

U.S.-China Tensions Break Out in Beijing

Oct 08, 2018 04:47 PM EDT

Senior official tells Pompeo he needs stable relations, citing efforts to pressure North Korea

Young Girl found 1,500-year-old Sword In Swedish Lake

Young Girl found 1,500-year-old Sword In Swedish Lake

Oct 06, 2018 08:14 PM EDT

the discovery of an Iron Age sword in a Swedish lake by a young girl named Saga sounds like enough to at least get you through the first couple pages.

Brazil’s Presidential Race: Who’s Ahead and What to Expect

Brazil’s Presidential Race: Who’s Ahead and What to Expect

Oct 06, 2018 08:09 PM EDT

There has been no lack of drama in the lead-up to Brazil's presidential election on Sunday.

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Melania Trump wraps first solo international trip in Egypt with comments on Kavanaugh and Ford

Oct 06, 2018 08:05 PM EDT

Melania Trump stood in front of Egypt's Great Sphinx, doing something she rarely does: Speaking about the news of the day.

Pompeo backs away from North Korea denuclearisation timeline

Pompeo backs away from North Korea denuclearisation timeline

Oct 04, 2018 04:11 PM EDT

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has backed away from a previously stated goal of North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons by the end of Donald Trump’s first term in January 2021.

Indonesia tsunami: Tears and hope amid the rubble as aid arrives

Indonesia tsunami: Tears and hope amid the rubble as aid arrives

Oct 04, 2018 04:07 PM EDT

The ground was still shaking when Martinus Hamaele entered the shattered ruins of the Mercure Hotel, a five-storey building on the Palu coast, shortly after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the city on Friday.

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