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New Study Examines Mortality Costs of Air Pollution In US

A team of University of Illinois researchers estimated the mortality costs associated with air pollution in the U.S. by developing and applying a novel machine learning-based method to estimate the life-years lost and cost associated with air pollution exposure.

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The Politics and Cost of Adapting to Climate Change in New York City

This past week, the New York Times reported on a set of studies now underway by the U.S. Corps of Engineers of projects designed to protect this region from floodwaters. 

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‘Treasure Trove’ Of New Discoveries Highlights Gaps in Coral Knowledge

Scientists discovered dozens of new coral species on a recent voyage along the length of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Study Finds Flooding Damage to Levees Is Cumulative – and Often Invisible

Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with climate change could pose significant challenges for the nation’s aging levee system.

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Banning Food Waste: Lessons for Rural America

While Vermonters support banning food waste from landfills – and a whopping 72 percent already compost or feed food scraps to their pets or livestock – few say they are willing to pay for curbside composting pick-up, new University of Vermont research shows.

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Feeding the World Without Wrecking the Planet is Possible

Almost half of current food production is harmful to our planet – causing biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and water stress.

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UW Research Supports New Approach to Mine Reclamation

A new approach to reclaiming lands disturbed by surface mining is having the desired result of improving ecosystem diversity, including restoration of foundation species such as sagebrush, according to a study by University of Wyoming researchers.

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Chinese Scientists Develop A System to Monitor Harmful Gases for Industrial Parks

Chinese scientists developed a comprehensive monitoring system that is based on optics technology to monitor toxic and harmful gases for industrial parks.

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Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019

A new analysis shows the world's oceans were the warmest in 2019 than any other time in recorded human history, especially between the surface and a depth of 2,000 meters.

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Report Emphasizes Importance of Communication in Climate Change Resilience

In the wake of a major storm, like the one that battered the Connecticut shoreline in 2012, community resilience could depend on communication.

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