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Article ID: 719367

New Air Quality Ranking has 10 Worst Cities in California, Arizona

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Scientific evidence proves that poor air quality affects health, and Long Beach, California residents should be concerned. Long Beach ranks last for air quality among the 100 largest U.S. cities, according to the 2019 American Fitness Index® rankings published by ACSM and the Anthem Foundation.

20-Sep-2019 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719354

In media coverage of climate change, where are the facts?

University of California, Berkeley

The New York Times makes a concerted effort to drive home the point that climate change is real, but it does a poor job of presenting the basic facts about climate change that could convince skeptics, according to a review of the paper's coverage since 1980.

20-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 719231

BRI Publishes Results of Loon Study After North Cape Oil Spill

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) announces the publication of the scientific paper Restoration of common loons following the North Cape Oil Spill, Rhode Island, USA, in the journal Science of the Total Environment (now available online). This loon restoration study, conducted in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over a 15-year period, resulted in the acquisition or conservation easements of nearly 607,028 ha (1.5 million acres) of Maine forests and waters to support the protection of 119 loon pairs in perpetuity.

19-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: New study finds U.S. and Canada have lost more than one in four birds in the past 50 years

Article ID: 719295

New study finds U.S. and Canada have lost more than one in four birds in the past 50 years

Cornell University

Data show that since 1970, the U.S. and Canada have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a massive reduction in abundance involving hundreds of species, from beloved backyard songbirds to long-distance migrants.

19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 719287

AI helps reduce Amazon hydropower dams’ carbon footprint

Cornell University

A team of scientists has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find sites for hydropower dams in order to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719279

For people with pre-existing liver disease, toxic algae may be more dangerous

University of Toledo

Toxins produced during harmful algal blooms may be more harmful to people than previously known.

19-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719222

Emissions from cannabis growing facilities may impact indoor and regional air quality

Desert Research Institute (DRI)

The same chemicals responsible for the pungent smell of a cannabis plant may also contribute to air pollution on a much larger scale, according to new research from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) in Reno, Nev.

18-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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