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Study shows where global renewable energy investments have greatest benefits

New study finds that the amount of climate and health benefits achieved from renewable energy depends on the country where it is installed. Countries with higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and more air pollution, such as India, China, and areas in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, achieve greater climate and health benefits per megawatt (MW) of renewable energy installed than those operating in areas such as North America, Brazil, and parts of Europe.

10 things you should know about Ebola

Doctors without Borders has described Ebola as one of the world’s most deadly diseases. With a fatality rate of 50% to 90% and no vaccine to prevent it, this highly infectious virus has the world’s health agencies on high alert….

Neonicotinoids: What gardeners need to know

There has been a lot of buzz in recent years about a group of chemicals known as “neonicotinoids.” These pesticides affect the central nervous systems of insects, and are a suspected link to colony collapse disorder in domesticated honeybees as…

9 unusual ways air pollution harms your health

Air pollution is harmful to the environment and our bodies: There’s the risk of respiratory diseases, fatigue and headaches, anxiety, cardiovascular damage, harm to reproductive organs, damage to the liver, spleen, blood and even the nervous system, according to Active…

How to kill mosquitoes naturally

Ahhhh. The sounds of summer: the crash of ocean waves, the crackle and bang of Fourth of July fireworks, the sizzle of burgers on the grill. Unfortunately, the sounds of summer also include the whine of pesky mosquitoes. But there’s…

Breathing easier over electricity

The Environmental Protection Agency’s release of draft regulations that would reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 will have a significant impact on human health, Harvard analysts say.