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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

Countries in Asia Cutting Carbon Faster than Europe

Countries in Asia Cutting Carbon Faster than Europe

When it comes to prowess in moving towards a low-carbon economy, some countries in Asia are increasingly outpacing Europe and the United States, a new report shows. Three of the top G20 countries best placed to compete in the global low-carbon economy are now from East Asia, having overtaken their European and American competitors, according to an… Read More

Climate Change Will Harm Mekong Basin Harvests

Climate Change Will Harm Mekong Basin Harvests

One of the most fertile areas of south east Asia, the Lower Mekong Basin, faces a bleak future from the impacts of climate change, according to a U.S.-funded study. The lead author of the study, Dr. Jeremy Carew-Reid, says some of its findings are “very shocking.” Hotter and wetter rainy seasons and more long-lasting dry seasons in Cambodia, Laos,… Read More

Shorter Winters Chip Away at a Logging Town’s Future

Shorter Winters Chip Away at a Logging Town’s Future

Scott Lizotte was hopeful as he pulled his iPhone out of the breast pocket of his flannel shirt. "It's going to be six degrees tonight," he said, studying the 10-day forecast. It's mid-March, and he's standing between a skidder and a log loader in a snowy clearing of a 12,000-acre private forest near Tupper Lake, a former lumber town in New York's … 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

From 2012 to 2013, March Blows Hot, Then Cold

From 2012 to 2013, March Blows Hot, Then Cold

Think of the Arctic as the Northern Hemisphere’s refrigerator. The blocked weather pattern — which some scientists think may be tied to the rapid warming of the Arctic and the subsequent loss of sea ice cover — has opened the refrigerator door, causing cold air to spill out of the freezer that is the Far North and help develop winter storms in the … Read More

Two Key Climate Change Concepts Are ‘Misunderstood’

Two Key Climate Change Concepts Are ‘Misunderstood’

Damon Matthews of Concordia University in Montreal and Susan Solomon of MIT make the case that policymakers, the media, and to some extent the public have misunderstood the implications of two key concepts — the “irreversibility” of climate change, and the amount of global warming already in the pipeline due to historical greenhous… Read More