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Record low snowpacks in Southwest is bad news for water supplies

Posted by External 13 days ago General — Nine states report record low snowpacks. A report from the US Department of Agriculture states, “the largest snowpack deficits are in record territory for many basins,especially in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada where single – digit percent of normal conditions prevail. Very low snowpacks are reported in most of Washington, all of Oregon, Nevada, California, parts of Arizona, much of Idaho, Read More
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News coverage of Fukushima disaster minimized health risks to general population

Posted by External 44 days ago General — A new analysis finds that U.S. news media coverage of the Fukushima disaster largely minimized health risks to the general population. Researchers analyzed more than 2,000 news articles from four major U.S. outlets. Read More
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Good news! We're eating healthier!

Posted by External 46 days ago General — The big news from the 2015 Natural Products Expo West was that the American consumer is buying healthy foods at volumes never seen before. Health and wellness products are achieving three times the sales growth as conventional food products.A survey conducted by SuperMarket News found that 80 percent of surveyed food-industry wholesalers and retailers had sales growth in health and wellness Read More
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NASA finds good news on forests and carbon dioxide

Posted by External 112 days ago General — A new NASA-led study shows that tropical forests may be absorbing far more carbon dioxide than many scientists thought, in response to rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas. The study estimates that tropical forests absorb 1.4 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide out of a total global absorption of 2.5 billion -- more than is absorbed by forests in Canada, Siberia and other northern re Read More
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'Good news' for Oxfordshire's economy

Posted by External 128 days ago General — Oxfordshire's economy is set to benefit from the expected demand for low carbon goods and services over coming decades, says a new report. The research was carried out by the ECI with Low Carbon Oxford, a network of organisations working towards a low carbon economy. 04/12/14 04 Dec 2014 - Read More
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A warming world may spell bad news for honey bees

Posted by External 148 days ago General — A bee parasites from exotic climates threatens UK bees. Research predicts that an exotic gut parasite could cause increasing damage to UK bees as climates warms. Read More
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Good News for the Black-Footed Ferret

Posted by External 151 days ago General — When you hear about an animal becoming extinct, most assume that the species is gone for good, never to be seen again. That’s not the case for North America’s rarest mammal, the black-footed ferret. 35 years after being declared extinct, the adorable critter is re-emerging in the western U.S. and Canadian prairie land. Read More
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Why Cat Poop is Bad News for Sea Otters

Posted by External 193 days ago General — A parasite spread by cat poop is causing a big problem for endangered sea otters in California, and researchers have finally figured out how. Sea otters were nearly wiped out by the fur trade at one point, but they've been slowly making a comeback thanks to conservation efforts and protection under the Endangered Species Act. While they're on the road to recovery the latest numbers from the U.S. Read More
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