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Fracking linked to low birth weight in Pennsylvania babies

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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

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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.