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Children's screen-time guidelines too restrictive, according to new research

3:04 pm Eastern | World

New Oxford University research suggests that existing guidance managing children's digital media time may not be as beneficial as first thought.read more »

Congress Skips Iran Deadline, New IPNDV Website, Moniz on EPIC Podcast, and More

2:49 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Electronic waste poses ‘growing risk’ to environment, human health

12:37 pm Eastern | World

The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys, poses a major threat to the environment and human health, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) warned.read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in Russian Federation on 12/14/2017 10:39:29 AM

14 Dec 06:32 | World

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.9 in Russian Federation on 14 Dec 2017 10:39 UTCread more »

2017-12-14 10:39:29 (M4.9) Kuril Islands 44.0 149.4 (29192)

14 Dec 06:31 | SciTech

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Build a Safer World with NTI

13 Dec 15:38 | U.S. News

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Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially

13 Dec 14:16 | World

Video games may have a reputation for attracting introverts, but when it comes to augmented reality games like Pokémon Go, extroverts tend to be better players.read more »

Security tensions may have deepened rights violations in North Korea

13 Dec 08:05 | World

People’s rights are reportedly violated in “almost every aspect” of their lives in North Korea (DPRK), the United Nations human rights chief warned, stressing security tensions on the Korean Peninsula should not negate concerns about the situation of ordinary people there.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 13/12/2017

13 Dec 02:10 | U.S. News

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Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 12/13/2017 2:00:39 AM

12 Dec 21:26 | World

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 13 Dec 2017 02:00 UTCread more »

2017-12-13 02:00:39 (M4.8) near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 55.8 161.1 (29192)

12 Dec 21:24 | World

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Region: near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russiaread more »

Scientists urge endangered listing for cheetahs

12 Dec 12:23 | World

A comprehensive assessment of cheetah populations in southern Africa supported by the National Geographic Society reveals the dire state of one of the planet's most iconic big cats. read more »

Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological 'imprint' on today's populations

11 Dec 15:02 | World

People living in the former industrial heartlands of England and Wales are more disposed to negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, more impulsive and more likely to struggle with planning and self-motivation, according to a new study of almost 400,000 personality tests. read more »

Middle East envoy warns of 'risk of violent escalation' after US decision on Jerusalem

11 Dec 09:15 | World

The decision by United States President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been widely welcomed in Israel but it has also caused much anger among Palestinians and anxiety across the Middle East and beyond, the United Nations envoy on the region's peace process told a special Security Council meeting.read more »

2017-12-10 18:27:55 (M4.1) Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 52.8 -167.6 (29192)

10 Dec 13:46 | U.S. News

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2017-12-10 02:58:44 (M4.9) Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 52.2 -167.2 (29192)

9 Dec 22:16 | U.S. News

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2017-12-09 18:37:35 (M5.0) Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.7 -175.2 (29192)

9 Dec 14:05 | World

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[ANGELES-ORANGE-SIERRA-SINGLES] Sierra Club Orange County Sierrans December Events

8 Dec 17:58 | U.S. News

SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTERORANGE COUNTY SIERRANS SECTIONServing Orange County and BeyondFor Complete listing of Orange County Sierrans events: http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ocssChapter website: http://angeles.sierraclub.org Welcome new and renewing Sierra Club members! PROGRAMS & FEATURED EVENTS DECEMBER EVENTSread more »

Being treated unfairly at work increases risk of long-term sick leave

8 Dec 14:02 | World

Staff who feel they are treated unfairly at work are at increased risk of being off sick more frequently and for longer, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Stockholm University.read more »

Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply

8 Dec 11:57 | World

Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) reported. read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 08/12/2017

8 Dec 02:11 | U.S. News

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Green alert: earthquake M 5 in Russian Federation on 12/7/2017 11:16:34 PM

7 Dec 18:56 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5 in Russian Federation on 07 Dec 2017 23:16 UTCread more »

2017-12-07 23:16:34 (M5.0) Kuril Islands 47.5 152.9 (29192)

7 Dec 18:54 | U.S. News

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New species of extinct marsupial lion discovered in Australia

7 Dec 14:46 | World

A team of Australian scientists has discovered a new species of marsupial lion which has been extinct for at least 19 million years.read more »

IPNDV Countries See a Path Forward to Multilateral, Verifiable Nuclear Weapon Dismantlement

7 Dec 13:00 | U.S. News

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Issue of Jerusalem must be resolved through direct negotiations between parties: UN

7 Dec 12:27 | World

In the wake of the announcement by the United States President recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed that there is no alternative to the two-state solution and that Jerusalem is an issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the parties.read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 12/7/2017 6:38:45 AM

7 Dec 02:29 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 07 Dec 2017 06:38 UTCread more »

2017-12-07 06:38:45 (M4.8) Kuril Islands 43.9 147.7 (29192)

7 Dec 02:27 | SciTech

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2017-12-07 05:23:38 (M4.1) Caspian Sea 42.0 48.0 (29192)

7 Dec 01:37 | World

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The human race has peaked, say scientists

6 Dec 17:13 | World

Humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance. A recent review suggests humans have biological limitations, and that anthropogenic impacts on the environment - including climate change - could have a deleterious effect on these limits.read more »

Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air

6 Dec 12:07 | World

Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new paper released by UNICEF.read more »

2017-12-06 12:40:26 (M4.1) Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.5 -175.7 (29192)

6 Dec 08:03 | World

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GDACS daily newsletter for 06/12/2017

6 Dec 02:11 | U.S. News

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Storytellers promoted cooperation among hunter-gatherers before advent of religion

5 Dec 15:16 | World

Storytelling promoted co-operation in hunter-gatherers prior to the advent of organised religion, a new UCL study reveals.read more »

Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief

5 Dec 12:09 | World

Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the need for rapid, large-scale and coordinated action by all actors to make the world pollution-free.read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 4.7 in Russian Federation on 12/5/2017 9:06:07 AM

5 Dec 05:26 | World

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.7 in Russian Federation on 05 Dec 2017 09:06 UTCread more »

2017-12-05 09:06:07 (M4.7) near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 53.9 160.5 (29192)

5 Dec 05:24 | World

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2017-12-04 23:37:25 UPDATED: (M4.3) Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.9 -172.7 (29192)

4 Dec 19:02 | U.S. News

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***This event supersedes event AK17463437.

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Harmful effects of being overweight underestimated

4 Dec 14:04 | World

The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. read more »

Breakthrough in tornado short-term forecasting could mean earlier, more accurate warnings

4 Dec 08:27 | World

When mere seconds of storm warning could mean the difference between harm or safety, two researchers with ties to Western University in London, Canada, have developed a tornado-prediction method they say could buy as much as 20 minutes additional warning time.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 03/12/2017

3 Dec 2017 | Weather

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2017-12-03 04:35:28 (M4.2) Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 52.5 -175.9 (29192)

3 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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Green alert: earthquake M 4.7 in Russian Federation on 12/2/2017 3:11:41 PM

2 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.7 in Russian Federation on 02 Dec 2017 15:11 UTCread more »

2017-12-02 15:11:41 (M4.7) off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 52.7 159.5 (29192)

2 Dec 2017 | World

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2017-12-02 02:28:32 (M4.4) Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 52.1 -170.5 (29192)

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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Polar bear blogs reveal dangerous gap between climate-change facts and opinions

1 Dec 2017 | World

Climate-change discussions on social media are very influential. A new study shows that when it comes to iconic topics such as polar bears and retreating sea ice, climate blogs fall into two distinct camps. With little or no overlap between deniers and the available scientific facts.read more »

Residents of major Pakistan city are exposed to harmful pesticides

1 Dec 2017 | World

Residents and workers in a major Pakistan city are exposed to harmful levels of pesticides, new research reveals. read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 01/12/2017

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

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2017-11-30 18:48:06 (M4.6) Kuril Islands 43.5 147.1 (29192)

30 Nov 2017 | SciTech

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New North Korea Missile Test Resources, Disarmament Verification Efforts, and More

30 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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