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Environmental Policies News
June 17, 2019

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Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found. Scientists used current and predicted climate ... read more
Elephant poaching rates in Africa have started to decline after reaching a peak in 2011, an international team of scientists ... read more
Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels by up to 300 times, the first ever ... read more

Fish Fences Across the Tropical Seas Having Large-Scale Devastating Effects

Huge fish fences which are commonly used in tropical seas are causing extensive social, ecological and economic damage and are threatening marine biodiversity and human livelihoods, according to a ... read more
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Monitoring Educational Equity

A centralized, consistently reported system of indicators of educational equity is needed to bring attention to disparities in the US education system, says a new report. Indicators -- measures used ... read more

Community Knowledge Can Be as Valuable as Ecological Knowledge in Environmental Decision-Making

An understanding of community issues can be as valuable as knowing the ecology of an area when making environmental decisions, according to new ... read more

As self-driving cars develop further, they will play a much larger role in the digital economy as car companies and others harness personalized customer information through geospatial and navigation ... read more

Forest conservation can be a source of tension between competing priorities and interests from forestry, science, administration and nature conservation organizations. Scientists have developed a ... read more

Community Impacts from Extreme Weather Shape Climate Beliefs

A new study finds that how our community or neighborhood fares in an extreme storm or flood may have a stronger, more lasting effect on climate beliefs than individual losses ... read more

Climate Undermined by Lobbying

For all the evidence that the benefits of reducing greenhouse gases outweigh the costs of regulation, disturbingly few domestic climate change policies have been enacted around the world so ... read more

Giving Rural Indians What They Want Increases Demand for Cookstoves

Adopting common business practices, such as robust supply chains, market analysis and rebates, can increase the adoption of improved cookstoves by as much as 50 percent in rural India, according to a ... read more

Preparing Low-Income Communities for Hurricanes Begins With Outreach

Governments seeking to help their most vulnerable residents prepare for hurricanes and other disasters should create community-based information campaigns ahead of time, according to a study of ... read more

For decades, political scientists have measured the public's trust in the federal government consistently, using measures that are largely unchanged since the 1960s -- despite the momentous ... read more

Legal Marijuana Reduces Chronic Pain, but Increases Injuries and Car Accidents

The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, injury due to overdoses, and car accidents, but does not significantly change health care use overall, ... read more

For-Profit Dialysis Provider Charges Private Insurers 4 Times More Than Government Payers

Private insurers covering people receiving treatment for dialysis paid four times more than government insurance programs such as Medicare paid for the same service. Government programs paid, on ... read more

Misapplication of Opioid Guidelines?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is clarifying its guidelines on opioid prescribing, citing the findings of a review panel that many clinicians, policymakers and payers are misapplying ... read more

Green Energy Nudges Come With a Hidden Cost

Many US households receive energy bills comparing their use to that of similar neighbors to remind them to use less energy. Such policies aim to 'nudge' people toward making better choices, ... read more

Weighing Up Trade-Offs Between Food Security and Climate Mitigation

Researchers are clarifying the impacts of stringent climate mitigation policies on food security. The team identified smart and inclusive climate policy designs where the risk of food-security for ... read more

Trade Could Be Key to Balancing Conservation of Freshwater Sources and Food Security

A new study has evaluated whether water for the environment could be prioritized under growing competition from other sectors. The results indicate that this could be achieved by shifting crop ... read more

Do Most Americans Believe in Human-Caused Climate Change?

A survey of more than 7,000 U.S. adults finds that three format changes produce significant changes in estimates of acceptance of human-caused climate ... read more

New Research Shows Community Forest Management Reduces Both Deforestation and Poverty

Giving local communities in Nepal the opportunity to manage their forests has simultaneously reduced deforestation and poverty in the region, new research has shown. In the largest study of its kind, ... read more

Infrastructure development and other human-made changes have already fragmented or disrupted two-thirds of Earth's longest rivers. Dams and reservoirs are the leading contributors to ... read more

Highly Qualified Staff at State Preschools Overcome Private Sector Staffing Advantage

Staff who are better qualified and trained maintain the quality of state-funded preschools, to some extent making up for the larger number of children per staff member in comparison to private and ... read more

Public Dread of Nuclear Power Limits Its Use

Nuclear power has been a part of the American energy portfolio since the 1950s, but for a number of reasons, the general public has long felt a significant dread about ... read more

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