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In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

  • Published: Jun 26th, 2019

America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—spelling trouble for fish and the nation’s $46.1 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

  • Published: May 29th, 2019

Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.

Earlier Springs Heighten Allergy Misery in Tennessee

Earlier Springs Heighten Allergy Misery in Tennessee

  • Published: Apr 4th, 2019

As global temperatures continue to rise, Knoxville is experiencing earlier springs, ushering in longer allergy seasons. Pollen intensity is increasing, inducing sickening impacts for asthmatics and those vulnerable to hay fever.

A Change in the Air: Earlier Springs Bring Allergies and Asthma to Hard-Hit San Antonio

A Change in the Air: Earlier Springs Bring Allergies and Asthma to Hard-Hit San Antonio

  • Published: Mar 27th, 2019

San Antonio is one of the most challenging cities for spring allergies sufferers, and rising temperatures are making it worse.

POLLEN PROBLEMS: Climate Change, the Growing Season, and America’s Allergies

POLLEN PROBLEMS: Climate Change, the Growing Season, and America’s Allergies

  • Published: Mar 27th, 2019

Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies—and climate change is prolonging their season of suffering.

‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2019

Ranges of mangroves have naturally waxed and waned over the years, influenced by the weather, but with climate change has come a crucial reduction in crop- and tree-killing freeze events.

West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role

West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role

  • Published: Aug 8th, 2018

Most U.S. cities have experienced an increase in the average number of mosquito disease danger days each year. El Paso's increase was larger than most, raising risks of West Nile infections.

U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days’

U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days’

  • Published: Aug 8th, 2018

Climate change is causing a change in location of disease-carrying mosquitoes as the world warms, likely leading to a significant public health challenge in the U.S.