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As Evidence Mounts, New Concerns About Fracking and Health

Almost 20 years after the adoption of hydraulic fracturing began to supercharge U.S. production of oil and gas, there’s growing evidence of a correlation between the industry’s activities and an array of health problems ranging from childhood cancer and the premature death of elderly people to respiratory issues and endocrine disruption.

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More Biodiversity Isn’t a Silver Bullet for Ecosystem Restoration

There’s a popular saying that people who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

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Lung Infections Caused by Soil Fungi are a Problem Nationwide

Fungi in the soil cause a significant number of serious lung infections in 48 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia, including many areas long thought to be free of deadly environmental fungi, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Deadly Coral Disease in Florida, Caribbean May Be Transported in Ship Hulls, Study Finds

A new study suggests that ships may be spreading a deadly coral disease across Florida and the Caribbean.

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A Changing Sea Floor

The nearshore rocky reefs of the Santa Barbara Channel are dynamic places, with populations of fish, mollusks, algae and other assorted sea life shifting in response to currents, storms and a variety of other conditions.

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Which Weather Characteristics Affect Agricultural and Food Trade the Most?

Changing weather patterns have profound impacts on agricultural production around the world.

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Arctic Vegetation has a Major Impact on Warming

The Arctic is warming three times faster than the global average.

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Waterloo Professor Unveils New Framework to Accelerate Tourism Climate Action at COP27

University of Waterloo Professor Daniel Scott was one of three leading experts who launched a new international Tourism Panel on Climate Change (TPCC) at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. 

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Arctic Cyclones to Intensify as Climate Warms, NASA Study Predicts

Hurricanes threaten North American coastlines every year, and they appear to be intensifying as climate changes.

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5 Things to Know About How SWOT Will Look at the World’s Water

The international Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will provide high-definition data on the salt- and fresh water on Earth’s surface.

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