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Mysterious disease may be tied to climate change, says CU Anschutz researcher

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2015) – A mysterious kidney disease that has killed over 20,000 people in Central America, most of them sugar cane workers, may be caused by chronic, severe dehydration linked to global climate change, according to a new study by Richard J. Johnson, MD, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “This could be the first …

quake probability

More Americans at risk from strong earthquakes

More than 143 million Americans living in the 48 contiguous states are exposed to potentially damaging ground shaking from earthquakes, with as many as 28 million people likely to experience strong shaking during their lifetime, according to research discussed at the annual meeting of Seismological Society of America. The report puts the average long-term value of building losses from earthquakes …

Larry Summers

Larry Summers has a major warning for the US economy, and everyone should be paying attention

This is a big deal. On Monday, we published Larry Summers’ latest op-ed in The Washington Post, which opened with the former Treasury Secretary and Harvard president writing, “This past month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system.” What Summers is referring to is the creation of the Asian Infrastructure …