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The pandemic claims new victims: Prestigious medical journals

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Benjamin Franta: The pernicious influence of Big Oil on America’s universities

Stanford’s divestment debate shows how effective fossil fuel companies have been at colonizing academia.
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Harvard didn’t divest from fossil fuels. So what does its ‘net-zero’ pledge mean?

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New research links air pollution to higher coronavirus death rates

A nationwide study has found that counties with even slightly higher levels of long-term air pollution are seeing larger numbers of Covid-19 deaths.
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Soot exposure boosts virus death rate - study

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Covid-19 changed how the world does science, together

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How climate change may raise the suicide rate, kill 2,000 extra people a year

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Study links short-term air pollution exposure to hospitalizations for growing list of health problems

The Harvard researchers focused on a tiny, troublesome air pollutant that comes primarily from vehicles, power plants and wildfires.
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Harvard creates advisory panel to oversee solar geoengineering project

Scientists will inject particles of calcium carbonate into the atmosphere and study their effects on incoming sunlight.
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Oceans need geoengineering, not the atmosphere

Solar geoengineering is a bandaid on symptoms that would leave the cause untouched, but it's unclear if that's as true for oceanic carbon geoengineering.
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The 5G health hazard that isn’t

How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.
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Study of sea-level rise finds land sinking along east coast

A new study, which used everything from tide gauges to GPS data to paint the most accurate picture ever of sea-level rise along the east coast of the U.S., is suggesting that in addition to rising seas, communities along the coast may also have to contend with the land sinking.
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Study of sea-level rise finds land sinking along east coast

A new study, which used everything from tide gauges to GPS data to paint the most accurate picture ever of sea-level rise along the east coast of the U.S., is suggesting that in addition to rising seas, communities along the coast may also have to contend with the land sinking.
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Harvard researchers say they may have solved mystery of Beijing’s air pollution woes

Harvard scientists say the Chinese government might need to look at a new suspect in the deadly air pollution that clouds Beijing.
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