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These Oxford Area students graduated college before graduating high school 26.5.2018 News
The promise of eventually earning a bachelor's degree in just two or three years - and potentially saving thousands of dollars in tuition - was perhaps the biggest selling point four years ago when Oxford launched its Early College Academy, which is still, according to school officials, the only program in Pennsylvania offering the two degrees in a focused four-year program.
Lehigh University students finalists for $1 million prize 26.5.2018 News
Lehigh engineering students designed a device to help women without internet or cell phone access signal for help if they are in danger of sexual assault and are one of five finalists for an XPrize.
In Philadelphia and around the country, overdoses at public libraries are a daunting reality 25.5.2018 News
In addition to everything else they do libraries are unlikely heroes in addressing the opioid epidemic. In Pennsylvania, 12% of the state's public libraries experienced a drug overdose on-site in the past year, according to a recent study from the University of Pennsylvania.
Why do people in poverty have satellite dishes? 25.5.2018 News
What the satellite dishes of North Philadelphia say to you depends on how you view the poor.
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Remember the Hole in the Ozone Layer? This Scientist Discovered It 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. On May 24, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will award one of the world’s largest scientific prizes to two of the world’s top climate researchers. In the presence of Swedish royalty, MIT professor of atmospheric chemistry Susan Solomon and Princeton University senior meteorologist […]
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Amid tense talks, Community College of Philadelphia issues 'final' contract offer to faculty 25.5.2018 News
Community College of Philadelphia President Donald Generals Jr. said it was time to complete contract negotiations and move the college forward.
New Study Debunks a Popular Anti-Abortion Argument 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
Popular anti-abortion arguments hinge on the supposed negative impact the procedure will have on the woman: increasing the likelihood of breast cancer, which has been debunked, giving her PTSD, which has been debunked, or increasing her risk of suicidal ideation, which has now been thoroughly debunked.  New research reveals that women who have an abortion are not in fact more likely than women who were denied […]
The Energy 202: Democrats ding Trump on gas prices, just as Trump once did to Obama 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The gas station press conference took place on Capitol Hill.
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How sustainability messages break through with busy shoppers 24.5.2018 Small Business |
Barrages of logos and labels are often overlooked by consumers, but here's how to get around that.
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Researchers Just Found the Key to Your Well-Being and It’s Not Money 24.5.2018 Mother Jones
Your sense of well-being likely depends on a few specific characteristics about where you live—and it’s definitely not just about the money. It turns out that diverse neighborhoods, specifically those with more black residents, commuting by public transportation or bike, and having access to health care are all top factors associated with greater well-being, a new study finds. Although self-reported, […]
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Internal memo suggested that White House 'ignore' federal scientists' climate research 24.5.2018 LA Times: Environment

White House officials last year weighed whether to simply "ignore" climate studies produced by government scientists or to instead develop "a coherent, fact-based message about climate science," according to a memo obtained by the Washington Post.

The document, drafted Sept. 18 by Michael Catanzaro,...

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By getting serious about limiting global warming, the world could save itself more than $20 trillion 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Fighting global warming is starting to sound like a lucrative investment. A new study out of Stanford University finds that keeping global warming a half-degree beneath the Paris climate agreement’s 2 degree Celsius target could potentially save more than $20 trillion globally.

The findings, described...

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Pruitt promises action on rising threat from contaminants 23.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Soaring numbers of water systems around the country are testing positive for a dangerous class of chemicals widely used in items that include non-stick pans and firefighting foam, regulators and scientists said Tuesday.
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Damming evidence: Communities turn to reusing wastewater as scarcity threatens 23.5.2018 Business Operations |
The move marks a paradigm shift in water storage and conservation methods.
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Why diversity in sustainability matters, and what you can do 23.5.2018 Business Operations |
Here's what some are — and aren't — doing to fight whitewashing in the green movement.
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Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA? 22.5.2018 Washington Post
Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA?
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The Energy 202: EPA holds summit on dangerous chemicals after delayed report 22.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
PFAS are on the agenda.
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Greening the internet: What Apple and Google are getting right 22.5.2018 Design & Innovation |
But there's still a ways to go to producing tech devices and content with less environmental impact.
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Nature writer Eugenia Bone: Skip hand sanitizer and miss a shampoo or two 22.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Book author has a message for us all: Skip the hand sanitizer and miss a shampoo or two.
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Penn study: Summer puppies more prone to heart disease 21.5.2018 News
A new study from Penn Medicine examined when puppies were born and risk of heart disease.
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