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Bacteria In Water Supply Increasing Healthcare Costs

A new analysis of 100 million Medicare records from U.S. adults aged 65 and older reveals rising healthcare costs for infections associated with opportunistic...

Environment

Obama Designates First Marine Monument

President Barack Obama will set aside a 4,900-square-mile stretch of ocean on Thursday to create the first protected marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.  The area...

Increased Ocean Acidification Due To Humans

Oceanographers from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution report that the northeast Pacific Ocean has absorbed an increasing amount of anthropogenic carbon dioxide over...

Climate Change Vulnerability In U.S. Urban Centers

Flooding due to rising ocean levels. Debilitating heat waves that last longer and occur more frequently.  Rising rates of diseases caused by ticks, fleas,...

Unprecedented In 1,000 Years

The planet is warming at a pace not experienced within the past 1,000 years, at least, making it “very unlikely” that the world will...

ENERGY

Turning CO2 Into Biofuel

Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide - a...

Electricity From Osmosis

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne researchers have developed a system that generates electricity from osmosis with unparalleled efficiency. Their work, featured in Nature, uses seawater,...

Berlin Latest City To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Berlin’s parliament voted Thursday to pull its money out of coal, gas and oil companies.  The new investment policy, part of the German capital’s...
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