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Report: Extreme Weather Puts Food, Civil Order at Risk

Report: Extreme Weather Puts Food, Civil Order at Risk

Global food shortages will become three times more likely as a result of climate change and the international community needs to be ready to respond to price shocks to prevent civil unrest, a joint U.S.-British task force warned on Friday. Rather than being a once-a-century event, severe production shocks, including food shortages, price spikes … Read More

Underground Desert Aquifers Could Hold Missing Carbon

Underground Desert Aquifers Could Hold Missing Carbon

Here’s what we know: Carbon dioxide is building up in the atmosphere as the result of manmade emissions, trapping more and more heat and warming the planet. Here’s what we’re still working on: Of the excess CO2 that doesn’t stick around in the atmosphere — about 60 percent of it — exactly how much gets pulled into various so-called carbon sinks … Read More

Study: Warming May Bring Heightened Salmonella Risk

Study: Warming May Bring Heightened Salmonella Risk

Living along the shoreline may be nice, but a new study suggests that as climate change makes extreme weather and temperature events more frequent, cases of salmonella poisoning may become more prevalent, too, especially in some coastal communities. Each year, it is estimated that 1 million people in the United States become sickened from … Read More

Summer Nights Are Heating Up Across U.S.

Summer Nights Are Heating Up Across U.S.

Global warming often conjures scenes of sweaty, scorching summer days, but daytime temperatures aren’t the only thing expected to rise in a warming world. Nights, too, are expected to get sultrier, with overnight lows not dropping as much as they used to. That trend in increasing nighttime low temperatures is expected to continue for the entire … Read More

Climate Change Brings New Crops to Canadian Farms

Climate Change Brings New Crops to Canadian Farms

Shoppers walking down the produce aisle in search of peaches for their grandmother’s famed summertime pie may soon check the price tag and find something they’ve never seen before: “Country of Origin Canada.” As climate change warms the planet and growing regions shift further north, more fruits and vegetables – even citrus fruits – could start … Read More

Heavier Rains Mean More Toxic Blooms for Lake Erie

Heavier Rains Mean More Toxic Blooms for Lake Erie

Come September, Lake Erie might face a toxic algae bloom that could rival the record-setting spread of scum that happened in 2011. And such blooms could become more common as the warming climate fuels more downpours that wash bloom-fueling fertilizers into the lake. The forecast for a severe bloom this year, made in early July by scientists with … Read More

A ‘Climate Vise’ is Squeezing Bumble Bees’ Range

A ‘Climate Vise’ is Squeezing Bumble Bees’ Range

If you’ve hiked through a meadow in bloom in Europe or North America, you’ve probably heard the buzz and seen the lazy meanderings of bumble bees from flower to flower. Yet what was once a common sight on the southern end of their range is becoming rare or nonexistent. According to new research published in Science, climate change could be … Read More

Protecting Ag’s Future: Are Seed Banks in Trouble?

Protecting Ag’s Future: Are Seed Banks in Trouble?

During the past few years of civil war in Syria, rebel fighters have destroyed Shia mosques and Christian graves, and burned and looted Christian churches while the Islamic State group has demolished priceless artifacts in the region. Nothing seemed sacred to the disparate groups vying for control of the region. Yet, so far, a store of ancient… Read More

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Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some Arctic warming and loss of sea ice may change atmospheric circulation patterns in parts of the northern hemisphere.

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