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Scientists warn that extreme weather events such as heat waves and droughts are on the rise. (Photo credit: Asian Development Bank, flickr) 0

Extreme weather on the rise

Extreme weather events such as heat waves and droughts but also longer cold periods will occur more frequently in the future, scientists warned at a conference in Paris. They want world leaders at the...

Less and less Americans are accepting of genetically modified foods. (Photo credit: Anthony Albright, flickr) 0

Americans fear their Frankenfood

Genetically modified food is becoming more controversial in the US. The Obama administration now wants to revamp the regulations for labeling genetically modified food. More transparency in the food systems is needed, as John...

CO2 emissions in the atmosphere have reached the highest level ever since measurements began. US scientists detected concentrations above 400 ppm. (Photo credit: Bilderbox) 0

CO2 emissions reach record level

Global carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time since measurements began, according to data collected from over 40 measuring stations around the world, putting pressure on...

Particulate matter increases the risk of strokes. (Photo credit: D€NNI$, flickr) 0

City air damages the brain

Higher levels of fine particulate matter in cities cause the human brain volume to shrink and increase the risk of silent strokes, according to a study published in latest issue of Stroke. Such changes...

Despite introducing limits and incentives to cut water consumption by 25 per cent, drought-stricken California could run out of water in one year’s time. (Photo credit: John Weiss, flickr) 0

Even the ideas are drying up

California has yet to find a solution to its water crisis. Despite state-imposed measures to limit water consumption, residents are still wasting water as prices continue to remain low. As John Dyer in Boston...

India’s prime minister wants to put an end to the country’s alarming air pollution. (Photo credit :pangalactic gargleblaster and the heart of gold, flickr) 0

Modi pushes for clean air

India’s prime minister has called on his compatriots to change their lifestyles in order to curb the country’s dramatic air pollution. As Hilmar König reports from New Delhi, all older diesel vehicles will be...