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September 13, 2017
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Study finds climate change damages U.S. economy, increases inequality

Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, with the poorest third of U.S. counties projected to sustain economic damages costing as much as 20 percent of their income if warming proceeds unabated, according to a … Continue reading

July 22, 2014
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Sociologist Robert Crutchfield examines the relationship between work and crime in ‘Get a Job’

In his new book, “Get a Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, and Crime,” University of Washington sociologist Robert Crutchfield takes on the popular notion that the unemployed are more likely to commit crimes. A former juvenile probation officer and parole … Continue reading

December 19, 2013
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Blue carbon

World’s mangroves, salt marshes hold potential for reducing carbon emissions Mangroves, the dense forests found along tropical and subtropical coastlines, have some specialized trees that can take in air through their roots at low tide and excrete salt right out … Continue reading

November 8, 2013
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A young Picasso or Beethoven could be the next Edison

Good news for parents: Those piano lessons or random toy parts littering your floors may one day lead to the next scientific breakthrough. That’s according to new Michigan State University research linking childhood participation in arts and crafts activities to patents … Continue reading

January 29, 2013
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USGS-NOAA: Climate Change Impacts to U.S. Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the … Continue reading

October 30, 2012
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UMD Study: Fiscal Cliff Could Trigger Deep Recession, Fear of Cliff Has Cut GDP Already

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The so-called “fiscal cliff” has already begun dampening the U.S. economy – even before it officially kicks in – and by year’s end will have cut 2012 GDP an estimated six-tenths of one percent, says a … Continue reading

February 26, 2012
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Celebration of Spring

*UD Confucius Institute director answers questions about Chinese New Year* The Year of the Dragon is now under way. What does this new year mean, and how do Chinese families typically celebrate it?  Jianguo Chen, associate professor of Chinese and … Continue reading

February 6, 2012
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comScore Reports $50 Billion in Q4 2011 U.S. Retail E-Commerce Spending, Up 14 Percent vs. Year Ago

Spending Reaches $161.5 Billion for Full Year 2011 Marking 13 Percent Gain comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni to Present Update on Q4 2011 E-Commerce Trends in Upcoming Webinar RESTON, VA, February 6, 2012 – comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the … Continue reading