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Climate Change, alage, global warmin, Science, Atmoshperic

Breaking Climate Change Research (Embargoed) Shows Global Warming Making Oceans More Toxic

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Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published study published online in the April 24 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled, “Ocean warming since 1982 has expanded the niche of toxic algal blooms in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans,” demonstrates that one ocean consequence of climate change that has already occurred is the spread and intensification of toxic algae.

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Toward Greener Construction: UW Professor Leads Group Setting Benchmarks for Carbon Across Life of Buildings

The University of Washington-based Carbon Leadership Forum has published the results of its first benchmark study of embodied carbon, or the carbon emissions that occur when extracting, manufacturing and installing building materials. "In the design phrase, our data enables architects and engineers to use carbon, and other environmental impacts, as a performance criteria in addition to common criteria such as cost and strength, when specifying and selecting concrete," said the UW's Kate Simonen -- architect, structural engineer and UW associate professor of architecture, who leads the carbon forum.

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University of Birmingham, UK, Ambulances, Air temperature

Ambulances Respond More Slowly in Summer and Winter - Study

Ambulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new study.

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Honeybees in Danger, Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo, Panamanian Golden Frogs, Giant Sulfur-Powered Shipworms, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

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Toxic Chemicals, chemical inhalation, Environmental Health, Lung Injury, inhalation lung injury, chemical threat, Sarin, toxic inhalation exposure

Report Recommends Ways to Improve Response to Toxic Inhalation Disasters

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Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an international panel of experts. The report, “Chemical Inhalation Disasters: Biology of Lung Injury, Development of Novel Therapeutics, and Medical Preparedness,” has been published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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oil, Oil Spill, BP, Gulf Of Mexico, Environmental Impact, Environment, Deepwater Horizon, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, EPA, NOAA

BP Oil Spill Did $17.2 Billion in Damage to Natural Resources, Scientists Find in First-Ever Financial Evaluation of Spill’s Impact

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The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

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polluted water, Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake oysters, Environment

Chesapeake Bay Pollution Extends to Early 19th Century

Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University of Alabama.

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Mercury, Minamata Convention, Women, Enviromental Health, Mercury pollution

New Study Reveals Elevated Levels of Mercury in Women of Child Bearing Age in Pacific Island Countries

A new study, supported by the Minamata Convention’s Interim Secretariat hosted by UN Environment, reveals that women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies.

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Sustainability, Carbon Pricing, Earth Day, Envionment, Fossil Fuels, College

Why Swarthmore Supports Putting a Price on Carbon Pollution

Swarthmore College is leading the effort among colleges and universities to support carbon pricing as a matter of policy.







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