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Released: 28-Feb-2023 10:05 AM EST
The claim that U.S. temperatures are not trending upward is false

It is simply false to claim that data from the Climate Reference Network show no warming over the last 18 years. There is a warming trend. Even if it was true, the US represents only 1.9 % of the Earth's surface.

Released: 24-Feb-2023 2:15 PM EST
We cannot predict earthquakes with accuracy, despite claim

The claim a Dutch researcher predicted the February earthquake in Turkey and Syria would happen three days before it occurred is misleading. Despite the accuracy of his prediction, scientists cannot predict when and where an earthquake will occur.

Released: 14-Feb-2023 10:05 AM EST
Fact-checking the reporting of the explosion in East Palestine, Ohio

Expert cautions that the statement, "We basically nuked a town with chemicals so we could get a railroad open," is irresponsible.

Released: 13-Feb-2023 7:00 AM EST
The claim that forest trees “talk” through underground fungi is questionable

The claim that adult trees preferentially send resources or “warning signals” of insect damage to young trees through common mycorrhizal networks (CMNs), is not backed up by a single peer-reviewed, published field study.

Released: 31-Jan-2023 9:00 AM EST
Tying past mass extinctions with low atmospheric CO2 is false

Attempts to discredit human-caused climate change by touting graphs of prehistoric atmospheric carbon dioxide and temperature changes are not something new. Peter Clack has once again tried to make a point that current atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are comparatively low compared to past eras. But just because we're in an advantageous era compared to past eras, it does not negate the cause for alarm concerning our current warming trend.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 11:00 AM EST
Attributing the rising costs of groceries to “price gouging” is not accurate

Is putting the blame on grocery store managers for your rising costs of orange juice accurate? It’s not quite that simple.

Released: 12-Jan-2023 9:00 AM EST
The Federal Government Is Not Going to Seize Your Gas Stove, but Environmental Health Concerns May Lead to Regulations

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a federal agency, is not currently considering a ban on gas stoves. Therefore the claim that the government is banning gas stoves or that they plan on seizing people’s stoves is false.

Released: 5-Jan-2023 9:35 AM EST
Masks still work to reduce the transmission of respiratory disease

As we dive deep into a new wave of COVID-19 infections this winter, the value of masking is back in public discourse.

Released: 16-Dec-2022 12:00 PM EST
Inoculation from the vaccine does not transfer over to blood transfusion patient

The claim that a blood transfusion could pass on the inoculation from a vaccine is entirely false.

Released: 30-Nov-2022 2:50 PM EST
Scientists did not release a zombie plague by reviving a dormant virus, but their warning of a potential public health crisis is legitimate

A team of researchers uncovered an ancient “pandoravirus” from underneath a frozen lake in Siberia. The virus was found along with others in the Siberian permafrost. Scientists say the viruses could help us prepare for pandemic-level issues as the permafrost thaws.