2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean

By Newsroom America Staff at 19 Jan 17:03

2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean according to an updated ocean analysis from Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Chinese Academy of Science (IAP/CAS).

Americans are getting more ZZZZs

19 Jan 15:00 | U.S. News

Although more than one in three Americans still don't get enough sleep, a new analysis shows first signs of success in the fight for more shut eye. read more »

Low-income immigrants face barriers to US citizenship

19 Jan 12:44 | U.S. News

Immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens face barriers from the high cost of the naturalization application, according to a new Stanford study.read more »

Near-record warm temperatures fuel deadly, costly weather events in 2017

19 Jan 12:41 | World

The upward trend in global temperatures marked by record-shattering warmth in 2015 and 2016 kept pace last year, with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)warning that continued pressure on the Arctic in 2017 will have “profound and long-lasting repercussions on sea levels, and on weather patterns in other parts of the world.” read more »

Reimbursing ranchers for livestock killed by predators supports conservation efforts

18 Jan 17:09 | U.S. News

Alberta's predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.read more »

Microwaves could be as bad for the environment as cars suggests new research

18 Jan 14:12 | World

Microwaves usage across the EU alone emits as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars according to a new study by The University of Manchester. read more »

California sea lion population rebounded to new highs

18 Jan 10:09 | U.S. News

California sea lions have fully rebounded under the protection of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), with their population on the West Coast reaching carrying capacity in 2008 before unusually warm ocean conditions reduced their numbers, according to the first comprehensive population assessment of the species.read more »

Use of primate 'actors' misleading millions of viewers

18 Jan 08:40 | World

More needs to be done to educate audiences, including viewers at home and filmmakers, on the unethical nature of using primates in the film industry, says a leading expert in a new study.read more »

Accidental Injury Becomes #3 Cause of Death For The First Time in U.S. History

17 Jan 17:03 | U.S. News

Unintentional, preventable injuries – commonly known as "accidents" – claimed a record high 161,374 lives in 2016 to become the third leading cause of death in the United States for the first time in recorded history, according to National Safety Council data analysis.read more »

Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice

17 Jan 15:40 | World

In the winter of 2015/16, something happened that had never before been seen on this scale: at the end of December, temperatures rose above zero degrees Celsius for several days in parts of the Arctic. As a result of this unusual warmth, the sea ice began to melt. read more »

Majority of US physicians say they're burned out or depressed

17 Jan 14:38 | U.S. News

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians report feeling burned out, depressed - or both - with one in three physicians admitting that their feelings of depression have an impact on how they relate to patients and colleagues, according to the first Medscape National Report on Physician Burnout and Depression.read more »

Intensified fighting across Syria having 'devastating' impact on civilians

17 Jan 14:34 | World

Intensification in hostilities across Syria is having a “devastating” impact on civilians, agencies in the war-ravaged country said, warning that the fighting is also severely limiting life-saving humanitarian operations.read more »

Declining trust in facts, institutions imposes real-world costs on US society, report finds

16 Jan 17:07 | U.S. News

Americans' reliance on facts to discuss public issues has declined significantly in the past two decades, leading to political paralysis and collapse of civil discourse, according to a RAND Corporation report. read more »


Want people to work together? Familiarity, ability to pick partners could be key

16 Jan 15:15 | World

The key to getting people to work together effectively could be giving them the flexibility to choose their collaborators and the comfort of working with established contacts, new research suggests.read more »

Study shows how Olympic Games affect the stock market

16 Jan 14:05 | World

New research reveals how global sports events such as the Olympic Games can affect stock market activity.read more »

Anxiety: An early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

16 Jan 14:02 | U.S. News

A new study suggests an association between elevated amyloid beta levels and the worsening of anxiety symptoms. The findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease in older adults. read more »

Research suggests Trump's 'Muslim ban' produced rare shift in public opinion

15 Jan 17:02 | U.S. News

President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769 on Jan. 27, 2017, effectively barring individuals from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days.read more »

Experts raise concerns over raw meat diets for cats and dogs

15 Jan 15:00 | World

Experts are warning dog and cat owners to be aware of the risks associated with feeding their pets raw meat-based diets (RMBDs), instead of the more conventional dry or canned pet foods.read more »

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

15 Jan 11:59 | U.S. News

Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.read more »

Jet stream changes since 1960s linked to more extreme weather

15 Jan 11:55 | World

Increased fluctuations in the path of the North Atlantic jet stream since the 1960s coincide with more extreme weather events in Europe such as heat waves, droughts, wildfires and flooding, reports a University of Arizona-led team.read more »

unk food tax is legally and administratively viable, finds new analysis

12 Jan 17:06 | U.S. News

An original analysis by researchers finds that a federal tax on junk food is both legally and administratively feasible. The article points to using an excise tax paid by junk food manufacturers, rather than a sales tax for consumers.read more »

Babies stir up clouds of bio-gunk when they crawl

12 Jan 15:07 | World

When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found.read more »

Why the Republican Party may have an advantage when it rains: Voters change their minds

12 Jan 11:05 | U.S. News

Bad weather affects U.S. voter turnout and election outcomes with past research demonstrating that the Republican Party has the advantage. A new study by researchers finds that the Republican Party's advantage when it rains may be due in part to voters changing their partisan preference that day.read more »

Evolution acceptance in children linked to aptitude, not belief

12 Jan 08:36 | World

In contrast to adults, acceptance of evolution in schoolchildren in the UK is linked to their scientific aptitude rather than conflicts with belief systems, say scientists at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. read more »

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