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Towards a climate neutral Europe: The land sector is key

(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) Land use choices can have a significant impact on climate change mitigation and help meet the increased ambition foreseen by the ‘European Green Deal’. It is time to step up efforts to quantify the land sector’s carbon emissions and removals. A study, which includes the CMCC Foundation’s participation, analyses the EU regulations in force on the subject, which to date still place limits on the contribution that the land use sector can make to achieving the Union’s climate objectives.

ADHD: genomic analysis in samples of Neanderthals and modern humans

(University of Barcelona) The frequency of genetic variants associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has decreased progressively in the evolutionary human lineage from the Palaeolithic to nowadays, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Arsenic and global warming: The good, the bad and the deadly – Haaretz

Global warming increases the probability that we’ll be drinking arsenic, especially if we live in Asia. At this point, between 94 million to 220 million people – of whom 94 percent live in Asia – are at risk of drinking…

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Environmental contaminants alter gut microbiome, health

The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants. Scientists review the research linking dozens of environmental chemicals to changes in the gut microbiome and associated health challenges.

Top 14 Examples Of Liberal Media Celebrating Pandemic’s ‘Bright Spots’

Lives have been lost, businesses have been shuttered for good, schools have been closed and millions are stressed out by the effects of coronavirus, but lefty journalists managed to find the “silver lining” to the pandemic — a cure for…

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The same few industrial facilities emit majority of toxic pollution year after year

Call them ‘super polluters’ — the handful of industrial facilities that emit unusually high levels of toxic chemical pollution year after year. There are only a few of them, but together they account for the majority of annual industrial pollution.

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Surplus antioxidants are pathogenic for hearts and skeletal muscle

Oxidative stress can be pathological. Now researchers report that the other end of the redox spectrum, reductive stress, is also pathological. Reductive stress causes pathological heart enlargement and diastolic dysfunction in a mouse model.