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Climate Change and Infections on the Move in North America | IDR – Dove Medical Press

Introduction Climate change is directly and indirectly impacting human health now.1,2 The impacts will continue along this trajectory, in most development and emission scenarios, growing in scope and scale, without substantial elimination of the root cause of the climate crisis:…

The dummy’s guide to climate change for southern Africa – Mail and Guardian

We are running out of time to save the world we so heavily rely on. The reality is now stark and the changes in climate and the environment are happening faster every day. Though there is no going back and…

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly In Environmental News

When it comes to media coverage, alarmism easily dominates the headlines. Due to a 24/7 news cycle, many important topics—especially as it relates to the environment—often get overlooked by the public. Here are three environmental news stories to be aware…

Carbon Offsets May Slow Global Warming. But the Math Can Get Tricky. – Barron’s

Given the challenge of measuring carbon footprints, it’s hard to be certain that a fund is truly carbon neutral or net zero. Above, steam billows from the cooling towers of a coal-fired power station. Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg The fund industry is…

House Passes the Largest Expenditure on Climate in U.S. History – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The United States took a major step toward fighting climate change Friday with passage through the House of Representatives of a $2.2 trillion spending bill that includes the largest expenditures ever made by the federal government to slow…

Architecture Built 1,000 Years Ago to Catch Rain is Being Revived to Save India’s Parched Villages

They brought access to fresh water for millennia, and existed as long-honored pieces of cultural heritage, and then they were abandoned. Now a new chapter is opening on the stepwells of India. Modern sewage and irrigation systems made them obsolete, but under the weight of extreme drought, the stepwells of India big and small are […]

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Tap Water Produces a Protective Shield Against Microplastics, Scientists Discover

Tap water produces a natural protective shield against harmful microplastics, which can help prevent household products from releasing them. That’s according to a team of scientists from AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research, Trinity, and University College Dublin. The research from Ireland reveals that tap water contains trace elements and minerals, which […]

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South Korean Scientists Perfect Renewable Power from Urine While Cleaning Wastewater

South Korean scientists are leading a revolution in pee-powered fuel cells that generate “clean” energy and purify wastewater. A common organic molecule in fertilizer and a principle component of human urine, scientists achieved state-of-the-art performance using urea fuel cells—built with inexpensive electrodes and without precious metals. Direct urea fuel cells (DUFC) could turn any wastewater […]

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New Hydrogel Tablet That Can Purify a Liter of River Water in an Hour

As much as a third of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water, according to some estimates, and half of the population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025. Finding a solution to this problem could save and improve lives for millions of people, and it is a high priority among […]

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Chesapeake Cleanup Partners Pledge To Fight Global Warming, But Find Cool Reception – Patch.com

12 hrs ago The governors of the states in the Chesapeake Bay drainage basin have inked a bipartisan pledge with the federal government to keep climate change from unraveling their 40-year effort to restore the estuary’s health. Some environmental groups,…

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