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  • EPA’s science advisers vote to review plan to restrict research

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The board of scientists that advises the Environmental Protection Agency, including members recently appointed by Administrator Scott Pruitt, voted unanimously on Thursday to review the agency’s proposal to limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, saying the policy requires more scrutiny from the scientific community. FILE PHOTO:

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  • Physically demanding jobs may shorten men’s lives

    (Reuters Health) – Despite much evidence that getting lots of physical activity bodes well for long-term health, when it’s physical labor on the job, the opposite might be true. Researchers found that men whose jobs involve a lot of physical labor are 18 percent more likely to die prematurely than workers who sit at desks

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  • In The Year Since Trump Announced Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement, The World Is Moving On

    Climate Change Published on May 31st, 2018 | by World Resources Institute May 31st, 2018 by World Resources Institute  Originally published on World Resources Institute.By Andrew Light One year ago this week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The president

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  • Healthcare price transparency in U.S. not improved in recent years

    (Reuters Health) – Although government measures and healthcare industry initiatives have tried to make prices more accessible to U.S. patients recently, researchers say there has been little improvement. In a follow-up to a 2011 study, researchers canvassed hospitals and surgeons trying to get price quotes for a full hip-replacement surgery. In less than half of

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  • 7 Signs Of Positive Climate Progress

    Climate Change Published on May 31st, 2018 | by World Resources Institute May 31st, 2018 by World Resources Institute  Originally published on World Resources Institute.By Eliza Northrop The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 was lauded as a turning point in the global fight against climate change. The question today

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  • The Dangers Of China’s Belt & Road Initiative

    May 31st, 2018 by Nexus Media  Originally published on Nexus Media.By Nexus Media, with William F. Laurance Humans are ravaging tropical forests by hunting, logging and building roads, and the threats are mounting by the day. China is planning a series of massive infrastructure projects across four continents, an initiative

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  • Spine surgery may not be needed to ease back pain from osteoporosis

    (Reuters Health) – Patients with acute pain from osteoporosis damage to the spine don’t experience any more relief from surgery to inject cement into cracked or broken vertebrae than they would with a sham procedure, a recent trial in The Netherlands suggests. All of the patients in the experiment had compression fractures, which can happen

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  • StreetScooter Opens Second Factory To Build Electric Trucks

    May 31st, 2018 by Steve Hanley  It started with a simple idea. Deutsche Post, one of the largest global delivery companies, wanted a fleet of electric trucks to lower its carbon foot print. It approached several traditional manufacturers, including Volkswagen, but was rebuffed. So the Deutsche Post board decided to

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  • Death Toll In Puerto Rico 77 Times Higher Than Fake Stats From Donald Trump

    May 31st, 2018 by Steve Hanley  When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico last year, it brought devastation in its wake. Entire villages were destroyed by floods and mudslides. At one point, 95% of homes and businesses on the island were without electricity. Many roads were impassable. Food and water

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  • The Sun Is Rising in Africa & The Middle East — A Solar Energy Book Review

    Clean Power Published on May 31st, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna May 31st, 2018 by Carolyn Fortuna  Few regions in the world possess the enormous solar energy resources of Africa and the Middle East, yet both regions have yet to reach their solar generating capacity potentials. Electrification is an urgent

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