March 25, 2014
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Fewer children at risk for deficient vitamin D

Under new guidelines from the Institute of Medicine, the estimated number of children who are at risk for having insufficient or deficient levels of vitamin D is drastically reduced from previous estimates, according to a study. The study found that un… Continue reading

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March 16, 2014
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Northeast Greenland ice loss accelerating, researchers say

The last remaining stable portion of the Greenland ice sheet is stable no more, an international team of scientists has discovered. The finding will likely boost estimates of expected global sea level rise in the future. The new result focuses on ice l… Continue reading

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September 27, 2013
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Echocardiography stats suggest global prevalence of rheumatic heart disease higher than thought

Echocardiography is increasing detection rates of rheumatic heart disease many-fold and suggests that RHD is more common than current estimates predicted. Continue reading

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August 22, 2013
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New risk model sheds light on arsenic risk in China’s groundwater

Arsenic-laden groundwater used for cooking and drinking could pose a risk to the health of almost 20 million people across China. The estimates are based on a risk model incorporating geological and hydrological data, as well as measurements of arsenic… Continue reading

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August 19, 2013
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Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease: Number may be 10 times more than reported

Preliminary estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around 300,000. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the United … Continue reading

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August 19, 2013
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Newly discovered ocean plume could be major source of iron

Scientists have discovered a vast plume of iron and other micronutrients more than 1,000 kilometers long billowing from hydrothermal vents in the South Atlantic Ocean. The finding calls past estimates of iron abundances into question, and may challenge… Continue reading

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August 12, 2013
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Climate benefit for cutting soot, methane smaller than previous estimates

Cutting the amount of short-lived, climate-warming emissions such as soot and methane in our skies won’t limit global warming as much as previous studies have suggested, a new study shows. Continue reading

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June 25, 2013
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Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows

Leading experts on water issues in the Western U.S. have come together to establish what is known about the future of Colorado River water, and to understand the wide range of estimates for future flows. Continue reading

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June 17, 2013
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Planes, trains, or automobiles: Travel choices for a smaller carbon footprint

Planes, trains, or automobiles: what’s the most climate-friendly way to travel? A new study by researchers from IIASA and CICERO brings better estimates of how much personal travel impacts the climate. Continue reading

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May 17, 2013
by Dana Gunders
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New Poll: How American’s Feel about Wasting Food

Dana Gunders, Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, San Francisco
Sustainable America recently published a poll about American attitudes on food and fuel. 
Overall, numbers from this poll showed higher sensitivity and better pra… Continue reading

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May 6, 2013
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Children living near toxic waste sites in developing countries may experience higher blood lead levels resulting in lower IQ

Researcher estimates that lead exposure could cause mental retardation in 6 in 1,000 children living near toxic waste sites. Continue reading

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May 3, 2013
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Researchers estimate a cost for universal access to energy

Universal access to modern energy could be achieved with an investment of between 65 and 86 billion US dollars a year up until 2030, new research has shown. The proposed investments are higher than previous estimates but equate to just 3-4 per cent of … Continue reading

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April 29, 2013
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Climate change will raise the sea level in the Gulf of Finland

The Finnish Meteorological Institute has updated its estimates concerning the impact of rising sea levels on the Finnish coast. Post-glacial rebound and changes in the Earth’s gravity field protect the Finnish coast against rising sea levels, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia. In the Gulf of Finland, the sea level is starting to rise. Continue reading

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April 19, 2013
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Nitrogen has key role in estimating carbon dioxide emissions from land use change

A new global-scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen — a key nutrient for plants — estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies that did not account for nitrogen. Plan… Continue reading

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April 15, 2013
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Mathematics provides a shortcut to timely, cost-effective interventions for HIV

Mathematical estimates of treatment outcomes can cut costs and provide faster delivery of preventative measures. South Africa is home to the largest HIV epidemic in the world with a total of 5.6 million people living with HIV. Large-scale clinical tria… Continue reading

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April 8, 2013
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Arkansas oil spill could be almost 300,000 gallons, video shows oil in wetland (UPDATES)

New estimates of the amount of oil spilled by Exxon Mobil in Mayflower, Arkansas have grown far beyond the initial figures. Meanwhile, an activist group has video of an alleged “dumping ground” of crude oil. Continue reading

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April 7, 2013
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Global burden of dengue is triple current estimates

The global burden of dengue infection is more than triple current estimates from the World Health Organization, according to a multinational study. Continue reading

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March 22, 2013
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First migration from Africa less than 95,000 years ago: Ancient hunter-gatherer DNA challenges theory of early out-of-Africa migrations

Recent measurements of the rate at which children show DNA changes not seen in their parents — the “mutation rate” — have challenged views about major dates in human evolution. In particular these measurements have made geneticists think again about … Continue reading

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March 4, 2013
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Global wind power capacity may be overestimated

Previous estimates of global wind power capacity may have overestimated the actual peak production limits, according to new research at Harvard University. Continue reading

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March 1, 2013
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Federal E-Waste Bill Could Create 42,000 New Recycling Jobs

Processing e-waste in the United States has the potential to create 21,000 full-time recycling jobs and 21,000 additional indirect jobs with a corresponding payroll of $772 million. Continue reading

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