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Australia Faces Bigger Health Risks from Climate Change

Australia Faces Bigger Health Risks from Climate Change

Australia has been warned of the rising threat of dengue fever and heat stroke deaths in the wake of a study that found climate change is aiding the spread of infectious diseases around the world. The report, part-funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and published in Science, found that climate change is already abetting diseases in wild… Read More

Climate & Conflict: Warmer World May be More Violent

Climate & Conflict: Warmer World May be More Violent

The study, published in the journal Science, concludes that climate events from heat waves to droughts and floods have strong links to violent conflicts, helping to explain patterns of crime, civil wars, and even the collapse of some ancient civilizations.… Read More

Thinning Arctic Ice, Fossil Fuel Future & Extreme Weather

Thinning Arctic Ice, Fossil Fuel Future & Extreme Weather

The impact of thinning Arctic sea ice, monsoons and heat waves, plus the future of energy and more. … Read More

Climate Change Will Alter the Soil That Feeds Us

Climate Change Will Alter the Soil That Feeds Us

Global warming may be about to change the ground under our feet – and perhaps not in a good way. It could be about to affect one of the most important communities on the planet: the tiny microbes that make life possible for the rest of creation, according to new research by scientists in the U.S. and Spain. Cyanobacteria are almost everywhere, hav… Read More

Seventh-Warmest Start to the Year on Record

Seventh-Warmest Start to the Year on Record

Global temperatures records are in for January-June, and they indicate a globe with no intention of cooling off. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its analysis of global temperatures for the first half of the year. They show this January-June ties with 2003 as the seventh warmest on record since 1880 ...… Read More

‘Drunken’ Weather Pattern Leads to Deadly Heat

‘Drunken’ Weather Pattern Leads to Deadly Heat

The heat wave that has built across the eastern U.S. — roasting cities from Memphis to Washington to Boston in a stifling blanket of heat and humidity — has had one strange characteristic that meteorologists cannot yet explain. Rather than moving west to east, as typical weather patterns do in the Northern Hemisphere, weather systems across the cou… Read More

Record Heat in June Extends Globe’s Streak to 340 Months

Record Heat in June Extends Globe’s Streak to 340 Months

June was one of the top five warmest such months on record globally, according to data from NOAA and NASA.… Read More

Ocean Microbes Feel a Warming Climate’s Effects

Ocean Microbes Feel a Warming Climate’s Effects

Climate change could be about to alter life in the sea, according to new research in Nature Geoscience. Researchers at the University of Southern California have been experimenting with common microbes, hoping to predict which will flourish in a warmer and more carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere. The microbes are two genera of cyanobacteria. These tin… Read More