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Research Finds Drier Climate Will Spread Diarrhea

Research Finds Drier Climate Will Spread Diarrhea

Diarrhea, which kills 1.5 million children annually, is likely to become more prevalent in many developing countries as the climate changes, a report says. But the authors found an unexpected twist in the way the climate is likely to affect the disease. Kathleen Alexander, an associate professor of wildlife at Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Re… Read More

Climate Change: One More Problem for Pakistan

Climate Change: One More Problem for Pakistan

The Indus river, originating on the Tibetan Plateau and flowing for nearly 2,000 miles through the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir and finally down to the province of Sindh and out into the Arabian Sea, is key to life in Pakistan. The majority of Pakistan’s 190 million people are involved in agriculture: the Indus, fed by glaciers high up… Read More

Six to See: Slideshow on Week’s Top Climate News

Six to See: Slideshow on Week’s Top Climate News

Arctic sea ice stats, volcanic eruptions, polar bears, pollen and more in a slideshow of the week's top climate news. … Read More

Drought Has Stranglehold on West; Southeast Sees Relief

Drought Has Stranglehold on West; Southeast Sees Relief

The extended drought continues to choke the Western half of the country, with water supply concerns rising in New Mexico and Texas as anxiety about another bone-dry summer is raised. This week, the dryness grew worse in Texas while expanding into California, Montana, and Oregon, so that most of the land west of the Mississippi River was under some … Read More

Ramifications of Extreme Weather Tops Climate News

Ramifications of Extreme Weather Tops Climate News

Katrina-like storm surges, drought and heavy rains, and what we can learn from the ancient past. … Read More

Drought and Floods in NOAA’s ‘Mixed Bag’ Spring Outlook

Drought and Floods in NOAA’s ‘Mixed Bag’ Spring Outlook

The West and South will continue to face more drought this spring, while the Midwest is likely to see heavy rains and some serious flooding as the northern snowpack melts, according to a seasonal forecast released by the U.S. government on Thursday. The Seasonal Outlook, a product of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration… Read More

Drought Eases in Midwest, but Rainfall Deficit Continues

Drought Eases in Midwest, but Rainfall Deficit Continues

Drought conditions improved in the Midwest this week, as rain and snow fell on the northern half of the continental U.S. this week. However, drought conditions remained largely unchanged across the upper Midwest and High Plains, where the frozen ground and long-term soil dryness slowed the ability of precipitation to provide relief.… Read More

U.S. Drought Intensifies in Texas and Florida

U.S. Drought Intensifies in Texas and Florida

While much of the East Coast has seen heavy precipitation over the past two weeks, very little of that has extended into the Florida peninsula. According to the Drought Monitor, “abnormal dryness” pushed into all of southern Florida, while conditions of “severe drought” expanded in the eastern and central parts of the state. Meanwhile, relatively w… Read More