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Human-caused warming likely led to recent streak of record-breaking temperatures

2017-08-10 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] WASHINGTON D.C. - It is “extremely unlikely” 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study. Temperature records were first broken in 2014, when that year became the hottest year since global temperature records began in 1880. These temperatures were then surpassed in 2015 and 2016, making last year the hottest year ever recorded. In 2016, the…

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Environmental policy, pollution and economic growth

2017-08-09 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] As the global population continues to urbanize in pursuit of a higher quality of life, the need to investigate the trade-off between the economic benefits and environmental costs of urbanization has never been greater. More than half of the world's population currently lives in urban areas, and the United Nations projects another 2.5 billion people will move to cities by 2050. While firms cluster in cities to recruit talent and realize higher productivity gains, how pollution scal…

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Damming and its effects on fish

2017-08-09 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] IMAGE: Adult alewife that was transported above impassable barriers and released into Potanipo Lake, NH. Adult alewife spawn in freshwater lakes before returning to the ocean. Credit: Steven Mattocks Fish that migrate between freshwater and sea ecosystems play…

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