Showing posts from December 14, 2017

Fracking linked to low birth weight in Pennsylvania babies

ScienceNews Study of birth records finds association between infant health and mom’s proximity to production sites . Story here. Photo by Pexels.

Expert reaction to research on Hurricane Harvey and links to climate change

Science Media Centre A new study, published in Environmental Research Letters , reported that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane Harvey roughly three times more likely and 15% more intense. Story here. Hurricane Harvey.   Photo by  urban.houstonian

How a Wayward Arctic Current Could Cool the Climate in Europe

YaleEnvironment360 The Beaufort Gyre, a key Arctic Ocean current, is acting strangely. Scientists say it may be on the verge of discharging a huge amount of ice and cold freshwater that could kick off a period of lower temperatures in northern Europe. Story here.