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June 28, 2022

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A 50% Reduction in Emissions by 2030 Can Be Achieved. Here's How

To prevent the worst outcomes from climate change, the U.S. will need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in the next eight years. Scientists from around the nation have developed a blueprint ...

Scientists Show That at Least 44 Percent of Earth's Land Requires Conservation to Safeguard Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

New research reveals that 44 percent of Earth's land area -- some 64 million square kilometers (24.7 million square miles) requires conservation to ...

Producers and Consumers Must Share Burden of Global Plastic Packaging Waste

Plastic packaging waste is everywhere. Our plastic bottles, food wrappings, and grocery bags litter the landscape and pollute the global environment. A new study explores the global patterns of ...

Curbing Other Climate Pollutants, Not Just CO2, Gives Earth a Chance

Slashing emissions of carbon dioxide by itself isn't enough to prevent catastrophic global warming, a new study shows. But if we simultaneously also reduce emissions of methane and other often ...
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Global Food Supply-Chain Issues Call for Solutions

A new study sheds light on how trade, and centrality in the global wheat trade network, affect food security. The study shows that many countries depend on trade to fulfill their food needs. Further, ...

Pressures Within Supply Chains Paved the Way to an Oversupply of Prescription Opioids, Experts Say

New research shows pressure from manufacturers and suppliers of opioids, particularly national corporations, influenced how pharmacies bought and distributed those ...

A New Data-Driven Model Could Provide a Powerful Policy Planning Tool to Combat the Nation's Opioid Crisis

A team of public health modelers and substance use experts has developed a dynamic model based on national data from 1999 to 2020 that tracks the evolution of the opioid crisis for public policy ...

Global Food Trade Research Upends Assumptions About How Biodiversity Fares

Researchers have come to a surprising new understanding of the complexities of the global food trade and the impacts of biodiversity ...

Obesity Threatens U.S. Military Readiness, Experts Say

A new article outlines the research and practices needed to combat the US obesity epidemic and its impact on military ...

Identifying Global Poverty from Space

A new study proposes a novel method to estimate global economic wellbeing using nighttime satellite ...

Protecting Species for the Good of Global Climate

Until now, measures to protect climate and biodiversity have often been developed in parallel. However, this is now considered outdated because many approaches can protect both climate and ...

How to Assess a Community's Resilience

Communities large and small exist throughout the West where water is life. Social systems are entwined with water systems, so water supply challenges are social challenges. To understand how the ...

A Layered Approach Is Needed to Prevent Infections from Becoming Harder to Treat

Counteracting antimicrobial resistance needs a multipronged approach, including training, labeling food products, working with the media and changing mindsets, according to a new ...

Clinicians Grapple With Decisions in Crisis-Care Simulation

A new analysis conveys the moral distress that triage team members experienced while participating in a simulated crisis-care event in which they had to decide which patients would and would not be ...

Study Links Fracking, Drinking Water Pollution, and Infant Health

New research documents the pollution of public water supplies caused by shale gas development, commonly known as fracking, and its negative impact of infant health.  These findings call for closer ...

U.S., EU Responsible for the Majority of Ecological Damage Caused by Excess Use of Raw Materials, Study Finds

High-income nations are responsible for 74 percent of the global excess in resource extraction over the 1970-2017 period, driven primarily by the United States and the countries of the European ...

Engineers Point the Way to More Affordable, Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods

Analysis presents a first-of-its-kind framework to design the most efficient mix of urban buildings along with integrated systems to supply power and water services. The approach could significantly ...

How Would a Nuclear Winter Impact Food Production?

Research focuses on how meeting food security and nutrition in the face of potential risks is one of humanity's major challenges over the next ...

Subsidy Would Improve Fruit and Veggie Intake by as Much as 15%, Say Economists

High fixed costs for retailing fresh fruit and vegetables means that they cost 40% more than would be efficient, unlike unhealthy alternatives, which trade close to marginal cost, a new study ...

Lack of Transparency Over Cost of Conservation Projects Hampers Ability to Prioritize Funds for Nature Protection

A new study has found that costs of conservation projects are rarely reported, making it difficult for others to make decisions on the most cost-effective interventions at a time when funding for ...

Why Groundwater Is One of Our Most Precious Resources

From the Murray-Darling system to Great Artesian Basin, 'invisible' underground groundwater is often the only water supply available across the vast majority Australia where its annual ...

How Inland and Coastal Waterways Influence Climate

Most global carbon-budgeting efforts assume a linear flow of water from the land to the sea, which ignores the complex interplay between streams, rivers, lakes, groundwater, estuaries, mangroves and ...

Heat Stress for Cattle May Cost Billions by Century's End, Study Finds

Climate change poses a potentially devastating economic threat to low-income cattle farmers in poor countries due to increasing heat stress on the animals. Globally, by the end of this century those ...

Relocating Farmland Could Turn Back Clock Twenty Years on Carbon Emissions, Say Scientists

Scientists have produced a map showing where the world's major food crops should be grown to maximize yield and minimize environmental impact. This would capture large amounts of carbon, ...

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