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Grandmother's sherry is making a comeback

When’s the last time you had a glass of sherry, that sweet Spanish wine with an old-fashioned reputation? For me, it was a complimentary goblet served nightly at a fusty bed-and-breakfast in Columbia, South Carolina — more than 10 years…

Should you avoid acetaminophen?

One of the most popular drugs in the U.S. could soon be declared a carcinogen in California. Acetaminophen is an active ingredient found in more than 600 prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers, fever reducers, sleep aids and cough, cold and…

The Disturbing Dismissal Of The Kiddies’ Climate Lawsuit

On a 2-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit Court finally dismissed Juliana v. the United States, the lawsuit brought on behalf of child plaintiffs demanding their constitutional right to “a climate system capable of sustaining human life.” The children, and the…

New exhaust gas measurement registers ultrafine pollutant particles for the first time

(Graz University of Technology) Together with international partners, researchers at Graz University of Technology have developed a measurement method that measures particles below 10 nanometers for the first time and will contribute to the implementation of future, stricter emission standards.

Florida to buy Everglades land to prevent family from drilling for oil

The Everglades is a vast but delicate ecosystem that supports plants, wildlife and the humans who live near it. (Photo: Alan Sandercock [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr) The state of Florida says it will purchase a section of land in the Everglades,…


Global warming to increase violent crime in the United States – Science Daily

People in the United States could see tens of thousands of extra violent crimes every year — because of climate change alone. “Depending on how quickly temperatures rise, we could see two to three million more violent crimes between now…


LAW: World Bank coal case a testing ground for climate liability

Lawyers will lock horns in D.C. District Court today over whether an arm of the World Bank should provide damages to residents of an Indian fishing village whose livelihoods were affected by a coal plant financed by the International Finance Corp.


FEMA: Agency seeks $4B from utility accused of igniting wildfires

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking nearly $4 billion from PG&E Corp. to reimburse the agency for helping California recover from massive wildfires that the utility caused in recent years.


CLIMATE IMPACTS: Putin rejects human-caused warming, but Russia adapts anyway

Russia must adapt to the looming effects of climate change like illness from intensifying heat, stress on infrastructure and the melting of permafrost across its vast territory, the government said last week.