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Black carbon found in the Amazon River reveals recent forest burnings  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Besides swathes of destroyed vegetation, forest fires in Amazonia leave their imprint on the Amazon River and its tributaries. Incomplete burning of trees results in the... more
Scientists suggest binding goals to rescue Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
As thousands of wildfires and deforestation escalate in the Amazon rainforest, a team of international scientists has called for governments to enact six key goals to protect the vital wilderness. more
Chemists create new route to PHAs: naturally degradable bioplastics  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
A tide of public momentum is swelling against the crisis of petroleum-based plastics, which are sitting in our landfills, floating in our oceans, and showing up in our air and... more
Spaceports seek ways to deal with public opposition  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
Commercial spaceports say they need to become more proactive in dealing with public opposition to proposed launch sites through a... more
Airlines' fuel practices feed doubts over climate commitment  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Airlines have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprints under the gaze of public opinion, but the pressure of the bottom line means some fly with extra fuel, boosting emissions of climate-changing... more
Comprehensive medical coverage recommended for football games at Chicago Public High Schools  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The past 25 years have seen a significant increase in student participation in high school athletics. Studies have revealed that 2 million injuries, 500,000... more
Defense intelligence report highlights Iran’s advances in space technology  SPACE NEWS · 19 hours
The report titled ”Iran Military Power” is part of a Defense Intelligence Agency effort to inform government leaders... more
Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap, but the public needs to pony up  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
With the polarization of America's media and politics reaching a fever pitch, many news consumers—"worn out... more
Satellite operators lose battle for private C-band auction worth billions  SPACE NEWS · 24 hours
BREMEN, Germany — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai informed Congress Nov. 18 that the agency will run... more
Health threat from blue-green blooms extends beyond single toxin  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As blue-green algae proliferates around the world, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher cautions that current municipal drinking water monitoring that focuses on a single toxin associated with the cyanobacteria... more
'Lean' adoption at public hospitals has improved finances and efficiency, reports survey  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Over half of public hospitals in the United States have adopted the "Lean" management strategy, leading to improvement in financial performance and efficiency, reports... more
FCC tells Congress it will conduct public C-band auction  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
BREMEN, Germany — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai informed Congress Nov. 18 that the agency will run a public... more
Paying countries for carbon protects forests, but only if payments continue  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fires ravaging the Amazon rainforests and global climate strikes have highlighted the need for global action to mitigate climate change and conserve forests. Though the situation... more
UIC and IDPH receive $9.5 million grant to improve maternal outcomes in Illinois  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A $9.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will help the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois... more
The forests of the Amazon are an important carbon sink  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The world's tropical forests store huge quantities of carbon in their biomass and thus constitute an important carbon sink. However, current estimates of the amount of carbon dioxide... more
Samoa shuts schools, declares emergency as measles kills 6  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Samoa has closed all its schools, banned children from public gatherings and mandated that everybody get vaccinated after declaring a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak that has... more
Amazon deforestation and number of fires show summer of 2019 not a 'normal' year  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The fires that raged across the Brazilian Amazon this summer were not 'normal' and large increases in deforestation could explain... more
Opioid solutions found beyond the headlines  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Every day, the headlines offer yet another example of how the ongoing opioid epidemic is devastating communities and individual lives. But given the significant role popular media plays in shaping public perceptions, where is this non-stop... more
Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. more
Adoption of state Prescription Drug Monitoring programs linked with death rates from heroin poisoning  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found a consistent association between the adoption of state... more
Americans maintain high levels of trust in science  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new report analyzing decades of public opinion surveys reveals that the public's trust in scientists has remained stable and high over decades. more
Americans maintain high levels of trust in science  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new report analyzing decades of public opinion surveys reveals that the public's trust in scientists has remained stable and high over decades. more
Urban hotspots of opioid abuse among high-schoolers revealed  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused... more
Relationship between binge drinking and depressive symptoms declined 16% among adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Binge drinking among U.S. adolescents precipitously declined from 1991 to 2018, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Depressive symptoms... more
Antibiotic Resistance Threats report highlights significant gaps and impact of federal investments  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control today shows that while recent federal investments to combat... more
NASA applying AI technologies to problems in space science
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Using AI to predict Earth's future
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