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New study measures the environmental costs and benefits of fracking

A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.

New study measures the environmental costs and benefits of fracking
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New poll reveals Europe is going greener to save the environment
(Mon 08/09)
Almost all Europeans say protecting the environment is an important issue to them as a new survey finds a big increase in green attitudes and behaviour.... Read more

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Greener living leads to better birth outcomes, new study finds
(Thu 04/09)
Mothers who live in neighbourhoods with plenty of grass, trees or other green vegetation are more likely to deliver at full term and their babies are born at higher weights, compared to mothers who live in urban areas th... Read more

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New study explains temporary halt to global warming
(Tue 19/08)
Global warming is currently taking a break: whereas global temperatures rose drastically into the late 1990s, the global average temperature has risen only slightly since 1998 – surprising, considering scientific clima... Read more

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Climate change responsible for fewer yet stronger tornado hits
(Thu 07/08)
Climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States, according to new research.... Read more



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New study measures the environmental costs and benefits of fracking
(Mon 15/09)
A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.

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New poll reveals Europe is going greener to save the environment
(Mon 08/09)
Almost all Europeans say protecting the environment is an important issue to them as a new survey finds a big increase in green attitudes and behaviour.

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Greener living leads to better birth outcomes, new study finds
(Thu 04/09)
Mothers who live in neighbourhoods with plenty of grass, trees or other green vegetation are more likely to deliver at full term and their babies are born at higher weights, compared to mothers who live in urban areas th

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New study explains temporary halt to global warming
(Tue 19/08)
Global warming is currently taking a break: whereas global temperatures rose drastically into the late 1990s, the global average temperature has risen only slightly since 1998 – surprising, considering scientific clima

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Climate change responsible for fewer yet stronger tornado hits
(Thu 07/08)
Climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States, according to new research.

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Atlantic warming triggers record-breaking Pacific trade winds
(Mon 04/08)
New research has found rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean, likely caused by global warming, has turbocharged Pacific Equatorial trade winds. Currently the winds are at a level never before seen on observed records, whic

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Increase in fatal heart attacks and strokes linked to extreme heat and cold
(Tue 29/07)
When temperatures are extremely high or low, there is a significant increase in the number of deaths caused by heart failure or stroke, new research confirms.

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Study finds Europe's habitat and wildlife is vulnerable to climate change
(Mon 28/07)
New research has identified areas of the Earth that are high priorities for conservation in the face of climate change.

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How Google searches provide an insight into climate change fears
(Wed 16/07)
Republicans search the internet for information about the weather, climate change and global warming during extremely hot or cold spells, while Democrats google these terms when they experience changes in the average tem

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Australia's drying climate caused by greenhouse gases, study finds
(Mon 14/07)
US Government scientists have developed a new high-resolution climate model that shows southwestern Australia's long-term decline in fall and winter rainfall is caused by increases in manmade greenhouse gas emissions an

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Health study provides link between warming planet and acute illness
(Thu 10/07)
In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet's impact on human health, a research team found a link between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 patients in several US cities with varying climates.

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Bee foraging is chronically impaired by pesticide exposure, study finds
(Wed 09/07)
A study that involved fitting bumblebees with tiny radio frequency tags found long-term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide hampers bees’ ability to forage for pollen.

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Weather experts call for more frequent updates of climate data
(Wed 09/07)
The WMO Commission for Climatology has recommended that Governments adopt a two-tier approach to updating the 30-year baselines that scientists and meteorological services use to monitor the weather and climate and make

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Logging and burning releases 54m tons of carbon a year from the Amazon
(Tue 08/07)
A study conducted by scientists in Brazil and the UK has quantified the impact that selective logging, partial destruction by burning, and fragmentation resulting from the development of pastures and plantations have had

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Changing Antarctic winds create new sea-level rise threat
(Mon 07/07)
Projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated, according to new research.