February 24, 2014
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Biomedical bleeding affects horseshoe crab behavior

Collecting and bleeding horseshoe crabs for biomedical purposes causes short-term changes in their behavior and physiology that could exacerbate the crabs’ population decline in parts of the East Coast. Authors of a new report examined this issue as well as possible solutions to its problems. Each year, the U.S. biomedical industry harvests the blue blood from almost half a million living horseshoe crabs for use in pharmaceuticals — most notably, a product called Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL), used to ensure vaccines and medical equipment are free of bacterial contamination. This lifesaving product can only be made from horseshoe crab blood. Continue reading

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September 20, 2013
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Inherited herpes virus may have implications for transplantation

Up to half a million people in Britain today may not know it, but in their genetic material they carry a particular form of herpesvirus 6 inherited from a parent. Research has identified a mechanism by which the inherited herpesvirus 6 can escape from … Continue reading

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September 19, 2013
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Clues to growth of colossus in Coma cluster of galaxies

Astronomers have discovered enormous arms of hot gas in the Coma cluster of galaxies. These features, which span at least half a million light years, provide insight into how the Coma cluster has grown through mergers of smaller groups and clusters of … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013
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Half-a-million bees live at Seattle Airport, meet their beekeepers (video)

“Since 2006, 30% of the bee colonies in the U.S. have vanished. A huge problem, considering Bees pollinate 1/3rd of everything humans eat.” Continue reading

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August 8, 2013
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Researchers constrain the sources of climate- and health-afflicting air pollution from China

Particulate air pollution from incomplete combustion is affecting climate over East Asia more than carbon dioxide and cause premature deaths of over half a million annually in China alone, yet its sources have been poorly understood. Scientists have no… Continue reading

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July 31, 2013
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Study: Nearly Half a Million U.S. Jobs in Scrap Metal Recycling

We all know recycling is good for the environment, but what about the economy? This month, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released the findings of an economic impact study that shows scrap metal recycling isn’t just good…

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July 9, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Neandertals shared speech and language with modern humans, study suggests

Fast-accumulating data seem to indicate that our close cousins, the Neandertals, were much more similar to us than imagined even a decade ago. But did they have anything like modern speech and language? And if so, what are the implications for understa… Continue reading

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March 7, 2013
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Processed meat linked to premature death, large study finds

In a huge study of half a million men and women, researchers have demonstrated an association between processed meat and cardiovascular disease and cancer. Continue reading

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January 31, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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New target for treating wide range of cancers: Promising binding site on mutant p53 protein

Biologists, chemists and computer scientists have identified an elusive pocket on the surface of the p53 protein that can be targeted by cancer-fighting drugs. The finding heralds a new treatment approach, as mutant forms of this protein are implicated… Continue reading

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January 25, 2013
by Reduce
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Huge Crowds, Zero Waste at the Phoenix Open

Half a million spectators, zero trash cans expected at this year’s golf tournament. Continue reading

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April 5, 2012
by Michelle Mehta
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California: Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Michelle Mehta, Attorney, Water Program, Santa Monica, CA
As the most populated and one of the most diverse states in the U.S., there is a lot at risk in California from climate change.  From the snowcapped peaks in the Sierra Neva… Continue reading

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January 2, 2012
by Reduce
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Recycling Mystery: Milk and Juice Cartons

Most of us are pretty familiar with the concept of recycling our paper and plastic materials. But what about their hybrid counterpart: the carton? Despite the second-life value, many cartons do not get recycled. In 2009, at least half a million tons of carton waste ended up in landfills. Here’s some helpful information that will [...] Continue reading

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September 20, 2010
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More recycling ‘could create 500 000 EU jobs’

EU | At least half a million jobs would be created if EU member states recycled 70% of their waste, according to a study by environmental lobby group Friends of the Earth (FoE). The report was released a week after the President of the European Commiss… Continue reading

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August 27, 2010
by Greenlaw from NRDC China
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China Environmental News Alert

NRDC has been working in China for over twelve years on such issues as energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technologies, environmental governance and public participation, and green supply chain issues. This China Environmental News Alert … Continue reading

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