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U.S. land capacity for feeding people could expand with dietary changes

New model suggests that vegetarian diet with dairy products could feed the greatest number of people when compared to other diets ...

Microplastics - a cause for concern

Plastics became widespread after the second World War, and as a material, plastic is still relatively young. Microscopic plastic particles, or microplastics, ...

The quest for clean water

MIT researchers design a solar-powered desalination device for rural India. ... Full story

Urgent action needed to prepare UK for effects of climate change

Climate change is already having an impact on the UK and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks, according to a new report conducted by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC). ... Full story

Pollinators, pesticides in focus at Fruit Research and Extension Center

BIGLERVILLE, Pa. -- An apple orchard in full bloom: for many, a simple harbinger of spring. But for David Biddinger and his colleagues and graduate ... Full story

‘Environmental level’ BPA exposure hinders embryo development and metabolism: study

BPA, a common chemical found in food/drink packaging, has been linked to health problems ... Full story

Ocean radiation levels returning to normal five years after Fukushima

While radiation levels in the Pacific Ocean are rapidly falling, the waters around the Fukushima plant are still highly contaminated. Despite being the largest release of ... Full story

Scientists identify ways to prevent heat-related deaths from climate change

New model shows that reducing fossil fuel emissions and improving adaptation efforts may reduce heat-related deaths in New York City. ... Full story

CDC launches first national reporting system for harmful algal blooms and associated illnesses

New website provides information on how to help protect people and pets ... Full story

Predicting disease outbreaks using environmental changes

A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika – based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been developed by a UCL-led team of researchers. ... Full story

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