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December 5, 2019

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The perceived scale of the Amazon blazes received global attention this summer. However, international concerns raised at ... read more
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero -- the names of digital-based 'cryptocurrencies' are being heard more and more frequently. But despite having no physical ... read more
Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a ... read more

Investments to Address Climate Change Are Good Business

New research suggests that over the next few decades, acting to reduce climate change is expected to cost much less than the damage otherwise inflicted by climate change on people, infrastructure and ... read more
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Lack of Specialists Doom Rural Sick Patients

Residents of rural areas are more likely to be hospitalized and to die than those who live in cities primarily because they lack access to specialists, according to new ... read more

US Public Views on Climate and Energy

Majorities of Americans say the federal government is doing too little for key aspects of the environment. And most believe the US should focus on development of alternative sources of energy over ... read more

Meeting the Challenges Facing Fisheries Climate Risk Insurance

Insurance schemes with the potential to improve the resilience of global fisheries face a host of future challenges, researchers ... read more

Samoa Climate Change Resilience Challenges Western Perceptions

The resilience of Samoan communities in the face of climate change is providing a blueprint for other nations to follow, according to ... read more

Study Offers First Large-Sample Evidence of the Effect of Ethics Training on Financial Sector

New research from Notre Dame offers the first large-sample study on how rules and ethics training affects behavior and employment decisions in the financial ... read more

Saving 'Half Earth' for Nature Would Affect Over a Billion People

Plans to save biodiversity must take into account the social impacts of conservation if they are to succeed, say ... read more

How Much Energy Do We Really Need?

Two fundamental goals of humanity are to eradicate poverty and reduce climate change, and it is critical that the world knows whether achieving these goals will involve trade-offs. New research for ... read more

Researchers Explore How Citizens Can Become Agents of Environmental Change

Some programs work better than others when it comes to involving citizens in preserving the environment. After reviewing those that worked, researchers propose a blueprint for how others can educate ... read more

Applying Biodiversity Conservation Research in Practice

One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them already in the coming decades. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity threatens valuable ecosystems and human well-being. But what is ... read more

Finding Common Ground for Scientists and Policymakers on Soil Carbon and Climate Change

Scientists argue that public debate about the role of soil carbon in battling climate change is undermining the potential for policymakers to implement policies that build soil carbon for other ... read more

Free Internet Access Should Be a Basic Human Right: Study

Free Internet access must be considered as a human right, as people unable to get online -- particularly in developing countries -- lack meaningful ways to influence the global players shaping their ... read more

US Economy to Expand, but at a Slower Pace, Reaching About 2% Growth in 2020

The US economy will continue to expand for a 12th consecutive year in 2020, but by only about 2% and struggling to remain at that level by year's end. Indiana's economic output will be more ... read more

Pesticide Management Is Failing Australian and Great Barrier Reef Waterways

Scientists say a failure of Australian management means excessive amounts of harmful chemicals -- many now banned in countries such as the EU, USA and Canada -- are damaging the country's ... read more

On the Road to Paris: The Shifting Landscape of Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Researchers have found that current forecasts call for the US electric power sector to meet the 2020 and 2025 CO2 reduction requirements in the Paris Agreement -- even though the US has announced its ... read more

What We Can Learn from Indigenous Land Management

First Nations peoples' world view and connection to Country provide a rich source of knowledge and innovations for better land and water management policies when Indigenous decision-making is ... read more

Sea Levels to Continue Rising After Paris Agreement Emission Pledges Expire in 2030

Sea levels will continue to rise around the world long after current carbon emissions pledges made through the Paris climate agreement are met and global temperatures stabilize, a new study ... read more

Global Policy-Makers Must Take a More Ambitious Approach to Reversing Biodiversity Loss

Leading conservationists urge governments to adopt a new approach to address the impact of economic development on the natural ... read more

Research on Antibiotic Use Desperately Needed as Resistance Crisis Looms

Overuse of antibiotics in healthcare contributes to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, resulting in 2 million infections and 100,000 deaths in the US each year, but research is lacking ... read more

Housing Developers Could Be the Secret Weapon to Improving Air Quality

Housing developers and urban planners could be the unlikely heroes in the battle against the 'new tobacco' -- air pollution -- say ... read more

Exposing Blind Spots in the Carbon Budget Space

The impact of 1°C of global heating is already having devastating impacts on communities and ecosystems across the globe. Researchers have identified biases towards some selected carbon budgets in ... read more

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