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Climate Change May Ruin Your Sleep

Climate Change May Ruin Your Sleep

Climate change may keep you awake—and not just metaphorically. Nights that are warmer than normal can harm human sleep, researchers show in a new paper,...
Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth's biodiversity

Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth’s biodiversity

A new study finds that major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5% of land is set aside to protect...
US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster

US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from the...
Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than originally thought

Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than originally thought

A study, published in Nature, has shown that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much...
Mountains of waste could lead to new US manufacturing, jobs

Mountains of waste could lead to new US manufacturing, jobs

Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. "We have overcome one of the...
Some forests have been hiding in plain sight

Some forests have been hiding in plain sight

A new estimate of dryland forests suggests that the global forest cover is at least 9% higher than previously thought. The finding will help reduce...
Believe you can stop climate change and you will

Believe you can stop climate change and you will

If we believe that we can personally help stop climate change with individual actions -- such as turning the thermostat down -- then we...
Not even the Himalayas are immune to traffic smog

Not even the Himalayas are immune to traffic smog

Smog from cars and trucks is an expected health hazard in big cities, but researchers from the University of Cincinnati found pollution from truck...
Some-- but not all -- corals adapting to warming climate

Some– but not all — corals adapting to warming climate

A new WCS study reveals evidence that some corals are adapting to warming ocean waters - potentially good news in the face of recent...
India’s outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

India’s outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct...

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