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Climate Change: Researchers Urge Policy Makers Not to Wait

Climate change

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence for the impending dangers of human-made climate change, policy decisions leading to substantial emissions reduction have been slow. New work from Carnegie’s Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira focuses on the intersection between personal and global impacts. They find that even as extreme weather events influence those who experience them to support policy to address climate change, ... Read More »

Novartis announced first quarter results 2014

Novartis announced first quarter results 2014

Novartis International AG Friday said its Phase IV INSTEAD switch study for Onbrez Breezhaler in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, met its primary objective. The results from the trial confirmed non-inferiority of Onbrez Breezhaler or indacaterol in lung function compared to Seretide or salmeterol/fluticasone or SFC in the patients. Read More »

US : FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

US : FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

The Federal Government is moving to keep e-cigarettes and other smoking related products out of the hands of teenagers. The Food and Drug Administration is about to ban the sale of e-cigs, cigars, pipe tobacco, hookahs and dissolvable tobacco products to anyone under 18. Some local shops are worried about the effects on their businesses. Read More »

Storm Surge Could Flood NYC 1 in Every 4 Years, Study Says

Storm Surge Could Flood NYC 1 in Every 4 Years, Study Says

Maximum water levels in New York harbor during major storms have risen by nearly two and a half feet since the mid-1800s, making the chances of water overtopping the Manhattan seawall now at least 20 times greater than they were 170 years ago, according to a new study. Whereas sea-level rise, which is occurring globally, has raised water levels along ... Read More »

Study Finds Less Green in the Congo Rain Forest (Video)

Study Finds Less Green in the Congo Rain Forest

An analysis of NASA satellite data revealed Africa’s Congo rainforest has significantly declined in greenness over the past decade. The rainforest is the second largest in the world, a NASA news release reported. “It’s important to understand these changes because most climate models predict tropical forests may be under stress due to increasing severe water shortages in a warmer and ... Read More »

Iceberg Twice The Size Of Atlanta Breaks Off Antarctica

Iceberg Twice The Size Of Atlanta Breaks Off Antarctica

Scientists say a massive 255-square-mile iceberg with an area almost twice the size of Atlanta is moving into the ocean off Antarctica. It could threaten shipping during the antarctic winter. In a report from NASA’s Earth Observatory, scientists say the ice island covers 255-square miles and could be almost a third of a mile thick. Read More »

Solved: mysteries of a nearby planetary system

Solved: mysteries of a nearby planetary system

Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved, report authors of a scientific paper published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The study, which presents the first viable model for the planetary system orbiting one the first stars discovered to have planets – the star named 55 Cancri – was ... Read More »

One in three canadians suffered some form of child abuse, study

One in three canadians suffered some form of child abuse, study

Nationally representative Canadian data on the prevalence of child abuse and its relation with mental disorders are lacking. We used contemporary, nationally representative data to examine the prevalence of 3 types of child abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse and exposure to intimate partner violence) and their association with 14 men tal conditions, including suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Read More »