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Jun 24, 2015

Road noise may cut life expectancy, study finds

Living in a neighborhood with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy and boost the risk of stroke, doctors reported in a study Wednesday. Researchers compared noise levels and data for deaths and hospital admissions across London, they said in a paper published in ...

Jun 20, 2015

U.N. votes to create ocean conservation treaty

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Friday to develop a treaty for the conservation of marine life in the high seas. The resolution, adopted by consensus, launches the first global treaty process related to the oceans in over two decades and the first ...

Jun 19, 2015

Last month was the hottest May in modern history

Last month marked the hottest May in modern history, continuing a troubling trend of rising global temperatures, U.S. government scientists said Thursday. “This was the warmest May on record,” said Derek Arndt, chief of the monitoring branch at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...