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Eating Red Meat Shown to Increase Cancer Risk

Article: Eating Red Meat Shown to Increase Cancer Risk

SAN DIEGO, California, November 14, 2008 (ENS) – Human consumption of red meat and milk products can contribute to the increased risk of cancerous tumors, according to a National Cancer Institute-backed study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A husband-and-wife team of physician-scientists at the University of California, San…

The Most Potent Unknown Greenhouse Gas Revealed

Article: The Most Potent Unknown Greenhouse Gas Revealed

SAN DIEGO, California, October 24, 2008 (ENS) – A gas used in manufacture of flat panel televisions, computer displays, microcircuits, and thin-film solar panels is 17,000 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and it is far more prevalent in the atmosphere than previously estimated. The powerful greenhouse gas nitrogen trifluoride, NF3, is…

UC-San Diego Will Generate 10 Percent of Its Own Power

Article: UC-San Diego Will Generate 10 Percent of Its Own Power

SAN DIEGO, California, July 16, 2008 (ENS) – The University of California-San Diego calls itself “one of the nation’s greenest college campuses,” and to enhance that status, the university has begun to install the components of a multi-faceted sustainable energy program. The university will soon be generating 7.4 megawatts of green energy, providing 10 to…

Black Carbon Pollution a Major Factor in Global Warming

Article: Black Carbon Pollution a Major Factor in Global Warming

SAN DIEGO, California, March 23, 2008 (ENS) – Black carbon, particulate matter in the air produced by diesel exhaust, biomass burning, and cooking with solid fuels, has a warming effect in the atmosphere three to four times greater than existing estimates, according to scientists in an upcoming review article in the journal “Nature Geoscience.” Atmospheric…