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Large Canadian Arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change.

Winning climate strategy demands details

Examining the daily minutia of climate, not just temperature, but also sunshine, precipitation and soil moisture simultaneously all over a country gives a better understanding of how variable a land's climate can be. That information is crucial when countries are setting policies aimed at growing food, protecting water supplies and the environment and stemming disease outbreaks.

Floodplain farm fields benefit juvenile salmon

Central Valley rice fields managed as floodplains during the winter can create surrogate wetland habitat for native fish, study shows.

Healthy diet? That depends on your genes

Shifts in the diets of Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time, new research indicates. The study has implications for the growing field of nutritional genomics, called nutrigenomics. Based on one's ancestry, clinicians may one day tailor each person's diet to her or his genome to improve health and prevent disease.

United States Resets Climate Change Discussion At G7

Bologna, Italy – Today, U.S. Source: https://www.epa.gov/

Administrator Pruitt Promotes Importance of International Engagement at First G7 Meeting

Bologna, Italy – U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt attended his first G7 Environmental Ministerial Meeting, taking part in thoughtful bilateral discussions with his G7 counterparts. Source: https://www.epa.gov/

Toxicants linked to lipid metabolism

New research on water fleas demonstrates how certain toxicants can affect development and progression to reproductive maturity.

Male farmers at highest risk of contracting ‘monkey malaria’ in Malaysia

Adult male farmers in Malaysia are more than twice as likely to contract Plasmodium knowlesi malaria -- an infection usually found only in monkeys -- than other people in their communities, according to a new study.

Chemicals used to combat Zika, agricultural pests impact motor skills in infants

A chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used insecticide that was threatened with a ban in the United States have been associated with reduced motor function in Chinese infants, a study found.

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La decisión de China de permitir la reelección indefinida que confirma el inmenso poder...

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