More Than 1,600 Hazardous Dams Pose Life-Threatening Risk to Americans

This post was originally published on this site At least 1,688 dams across the U.S. are in such a hazardous condition that, if they fail, could force life-threatening floods on nearby homes, businesses, infrastructure or entire communities, according to an in-depth analysis of public records conducted by the the Associated Press. None Over the course […]

Fish Oil Supplements Have No Effect on Anxiety and Depression, New Study Suggests

This post was originally published on this site Omega-3 fats found in common fish oil supplements may have little or no effect on depression and anxiety, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. None Fish oil is among the most popular natural products used by American adults with nearly 19 […]

Oil Spill Causes ‘Major Disaster’ for Ganges River Dolphins Breeding Zone

This post was originally published on this site An oil spill in the endangered Ganges river dolphin breeding grounds located in southeast Bangladesh has been called a “major disaster” by environmentalists, reports Agence-France Presse (AFP). A tanker carrying 1,200 tonnes of diesel collided with another ship in the Karnaphuli river near Chittagong port last week, […]

More Heart Attacks and Strokes on High Pollution Days in England, Research Finds

This post was originally published on this site On days where air pollution is higher, hundreds of people across nine major cities in England are suffering from more potentially fatal cardiac arrests or heading to the hospital for strokes or severe asthma attacks, according to new research from King’s College in London. None “Many people […]

New Test Can Detect Lyme Disease in 15 Minutes

This post was originally published on this site Biomedical engineers have developed a new, rapid test capable of detecting Lyme disease in just 15 minutes. None Current testing for Lyme disease requires two complex tests required to detect antibodies responding to the bacterium and requires experienced personnel in the lab working over the course of […]

Cuba ‘Sonic Attack’ Was Likely Caused by Pesticides, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site A mysterious sudden onset of extreme symptoms that overtook American and Canadian diplomats stationed in Cuba may be linked to an overexposure to pesticides, according to new research. None Symptoms of “Havana Syndrome” were first reported in August 2017 when officials working in Cuba experienced a myriad […]

7 Elephants Dead of Suspected Poisoning in Sri Lanka

This post was originally published on this site Seven elephants have been reported dead of suspected poisoning near a protected habitat refuge in Sri Lanka. None “Since Friday, we have found the remains of seven cow elephants, including a tusker,” police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera told the Agence-France Presse (AFP). The elephants were discovered at Sinharaja […]

Endless Summer? NOAA Predicts U.S. Will Have Above Average Autumn Heat

This post was originally published on this site Most of the U.S. will likely see higher than normal temperatures this autumn, according to a three-month forecast projected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). None The entire nation will experience warmer weather now through December, but those with the greatest temperature increases include northern […]

Vikings Likely Hunted Ancient Walruses in Iceland to Extinction, New Research Finds

This post was originally published on this site A unique subpopulation of ancient walrus in Iceland was likely hunted to extinction by Vikings shortly after arrival to the region, according to new research. None Two subspecies of walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) occur throughout the Arctic in both Pacific and Atlantic waters, the latter having a population […]

Mass Extinction Event 2 Billion Years Ago Killed 99% of Life on Earth, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site Some two billion years ago, a significant decline of once-abundant oxygen killed as much as 99 percent of all life on Earth in a mass extinction event larger than the one responsible for the dinosaur die-off. None Publishing their work in Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

Cold-Climate Lizards May Face Extinction in 60 Years, Study Says

This post was originally published on this site Cold-climate lizards that give live birth to their offspring are more likely to be driven to extinction than their egg-laying cousins as global temperatures continue to rise, new research suggests. None Researchers at Nottingham Trent University studied the evolved reproductive strategies of three groups of diverse South […]

Want to Help Save the Tropics? Eat Less Meat and Dairy, New Study Says

This post was originally published on this site One-quarter of world’s tropical land could disappear at the end of the century if global consumption of meat and dairy isn’t curbed, resulting in the widespread loss of species and their habitats. None According to a new report published in Global Environmental Change, within 80 years nine […]

Sixth North Atlantic Right Whale Found Dead Prompts Concern From Researchers

This post was originally published on this site Researchers are calling for urgent action following the death of a sixth North Atlantic right whale in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence this year. None Considered one of the most endangered species of whale in the world by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List […]

Hybrid Whale ‘Narluga’ Confirmed by New Genetic Analysis

This post was originally published on this site In the 1980s, a Greenlandic subsistence hunter shot and killed a whale with bizarre features unlike any he had ever seen before. He knew something was unique about it, so he left its abnormally large skull on top of his toolshed where it rested until a visiting […]

EU Aims to Tackle Climate Change With Newly Adopted ‘Green Finance’ Guidelines

This post was originally published on this site Newly adopted guidelines set forth by the European Commission Tuesday aim to tackle climate change by way of the financial sector. The move comes to bolster the success of the Sustainable Action Plan published last year to reorient capital flows toward sustainable investment and manage financial risks […]

Britain Just Went Nearly Three Weeks Without Coal, a New Record

This post was originally published on this site Britain just went a record 18 days without coal in the nation’s bid to eventually nix the fossil fuel, the BBC reports. It beats the previous record of one week without coal set between May 1 and May 8 in what officials told the publication would be […]

Antibiotics Found in Global Rivers Exceed ‘Safe’ Levels, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site Some of the world’s most iconic rivers contain antibiotics that exceed safety standards, according to a global study testing hundreds of rivers across six continents. An analysis looking for more than a dozen common antibiotics in 711 rivers in one-third of the world’s countries found that concentrations […]

To Save Slow-Breeding Giants, Biologists Recommend New Method for Defining Endangered Species

This post was originally published on this site When it comes to saving some of the planet’s largest animals, a group of researchers says that old methods of conservation just won’t cut it anymore. None Typically, conservationists use a methodology called population viability analysis (PVA), a species-specific risk assessment that considers when a particular population […]

Koalas Become ‘Functionally Extinct’ in Australia With Just 80,000 Left

This post was originally published on this site Koala species down under are now considered “functionally extinct” as the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) says there are no more than 80,000 individuals left on the continent. Once a population falls below a critical point, it can no longer produce the next generation, ultimately leading to the […]

Nearly All National Parks Are Suffering From Air Pollution

This post was originally published on this site Ninety-six percent of America’s national parks have significant air pollution issues ranging from unhealthy breathing conditions to contaminated soils and waterways, according to a new report released by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). None None “When people think of iconic parks like Joshua Tree or the […]