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Mediterranean diet could add years to your life

If there’s a single way of eating that persists in laying claim as one of the healthiest, it’s the Mediterranean diet. Experts continue to sing its praises. And the number of positive studies over the years makes it hard to…

Why you should watch out for nutrient thieves

It’s no surprise that cigarette smoking or living under constant stress are bad for your health, but did you know that one way they have a negative impact is by robbing you of needed nutrients? In fact, there are plenty…

Global warming challenges grapegrowers to find answers – Napa Valley Register

Global temperature increases are affecting grapevines, and vineyardists are looking for answers. As temperatures rise, the results are increased variability and extreme weather conditions. Exactly how the Napa Valley and other wine-growing regions respond and work to help alleviate the…

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WHITE HOUSE: Work begins on key climate report under Trump

The next National Climate Assessment is beginning to take shape at a time when President Trump warned world leaders to reject “alarmists” and as his conservative allies make plans to intervene in the report’s preparation to question the findings of mainstream scientists.

Even the Hardy Tardigrade Will Take a Hit From Global Warming – InsideClimate News

Scientists increasingly have been linking global warming with plant and animal die-offs now happening at a rate comparable to some of Earth’s worst mass extinction events.  Heat takes a toll in many different ways. Cold-blooded animals like fish and reptiles…

Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed

(British Ecological Society) New research finds tropical forest disturbance goes beyond species loss and includes a shift towards smaller seeds and an increase in the proportion of trees dispersed by animals, impacting how the ecosystem functions. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society journal, Journal of Ecology.

Amazon’s Bezos pledges $10bn to fight climate change – Aljazeera.com

Jeff Bezos is CEO and founder of Amazon, which has faced recent protests by environmental activists in France and rising pressure from its employees to take action on climate change [File: AP Photo/Reed Saxon] Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos…

Driving transformation with laser-guided autonomous vehicles

See how the machines are making work safer at one Georgia-Pacific plant in Crossett, Ark. Nobody – and nothing – is perfect. As Georgia-Pacific master technician Mike Cooper learned, sometimes even a gigantic rolling robot can benefit from a little…