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Earth's magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime, study finds

The Earth’s magnetic field is decreasing in strength 10 times faster than normal as a new study predicts a looming flip in north and south poles could happen within the space of a human lifetime.

Earth's magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime, study finds
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Small petrol station spills trigger "significant" public health risks
(Tue 07/10)
A new study suggests that drops of fuel spilled at petrol stations — which occur frequently with fill-ups — could cumulatively be causing long-term environmental damage to soil and groundwater in nearby residential a... Read more

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China's economic boom is thwarting its carbon emission goals, study warns
(Mon 06/10)
Efforts to reduce China’s carbon dioxide emissions are being offset by the country’s rampant economic growth, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).... Read more

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Latest NASA study fails again to answer why global warming has stalled
(Mon 06/10)
The cold waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years.... Read more

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Air pollution increases river-flow by up to 25%, study finds
(Mon 06/10)
Air pollution has had a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere, according to the results of a new study.... Read more



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Earth's magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime, study finds
(Wed 15/10)
The Earth’s magnetic field is decreasing in strength 10 times faster than normal as a new study predicts a looming flip in north and south poles could happen within the space of a human lifetime.

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Small petrol station spills trigger "significant" public health risks
(Tue 07/10)
A new study suggests that drops of fuel spilled at petrol stations — which occur frequently with fill-ups — could cumulatively be causing long-term environmental damage to soil and groundwater in nearby residential a

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China's economic boom is thwarting its carbon emission goals, study warns
(Mon 06/10)
Efforts to reduce China’s carbon dioxide emissions are being offset by the country’s rampant economic growth, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Latest NASA study fails again to answer why global warming has stalled
(Mon 06/10)
The cold waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years.

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Air pollution increases river-flow by up to 25%, study finds
(Mon 06/10)
Air pollution has had a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere, according to the results of a new study.

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Greenland ice sheet threatens to accelerate sea level rise
(Mon 29/09)
The massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would accelerate the rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities worldwide, accord

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Scotland on track for another record year on renewable energy
(Thu 25/09)
Official figures released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show that Scotland’s renewable electricity generation in the first half of 2014 was 30 per cent higher compared to same period in 2013.

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NASA study confirms Arctic sea ice cover continues melting trend
(Mon 22/09)
Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum last week, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colo

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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.