West Coast water trouble will head east

Thanks to climate change, "the East Coast could start looking like the West Coast from a water standpoint. That's going to be a real challenge."

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change droughts united-states water

Extreme weather could push the U.S. into recession

Financial markets aren't taking into account the effects extreme weather and climate change could have on the future of the economy, a researcher warns.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change economics money natural-disasters weather

To get investors for farm energy projects, account for uncertainty

A new model could boost investment in anaerobic digesters, farm-based sustainable energy projects that generate electricity from manure.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture business electricity prediction sustainability

A.I. app could assist doctors in brain tumor survival prediction

A new artificial intelligence-powered app could help doctors predict survival and determine treatment for people with meningiomas.

McGill University | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine apps artificial-intelligence brains cancer machine-learning tumors

Tiny bits of air pollution may trigger nonfatal heart attacks

Brief exposure to ambient ultrafine particles, a form of air pollution, may potentially trigger nonfatal heart attacks.

Michael Greenwood-Yale | Feb. 17, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution heart-attacks hearts pollution

After domestic abuse, women face 44% higher mortality risk

Women who have experienced domestic abuse are 44% more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study from the UK finds.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Feb. 17, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse death diabetes heart-disease

The whitest communities most benefit from flood buyouts

The whitest communities in the US most often benefit from the federal flood buyout program. "It is how privilege works in the age of climate change."

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Feb. 17, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change floods natural-disasters neighborhoods race-and-ethnicity united-states

1 way to wash dishes is greener than the rest

There's one technique for washing dishes by hand that uses less water and energy than any machine or other hand-washing method, researchers say.

Jim Erickson-Michigan | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change emissions greenhouse-gas sustainability water

Wasp nests reveal the age of ancient Aboriginal rock art

The pigment in Gwion Gwion style rock art makes radiocarbon dating impossible. Instead, researchers used mud wasp nests to date the paintings.

U. Melbourne | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture art indigenous-people wasps

Vanishing snakes highlight the biodiversity crisis

After frogs in protected area of Panama died off en masse, the snakes that ate them began to disappear, too. It shows the extent of our "biodiversity crisis."

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment amphibians biodiversity conservation extinction predators snakes

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