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Salamanders have a secret to survive drought, heat waves, and climate change – Vox.com

This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis. A decade ago, a team of salamander researchers made a dire prediction: that climate change would make much…

What Is a Megadrought?

The Western United States is locked in an extreme drought this year that is one of the worst on record. But for a large part of the region the only thing that makes this year different is the severity of…

How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Maryland landfills pose bigger climate problem than previously thought – The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Throwing food away is more than wasteful. When it gets buried in a landfill, it generates methane, a climate-warming greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. A new report by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project finds that Maryland’s…

Balanced rocks set design ground motion values for New Zealand dam

(Seismological Society of America) For the first time, researchers have used precariously-balanced rocks to set the formal design earthquake motions for a major existing engineered structure–the Clyde Dam, the largest concrete dam in New Zealand.

Tailoring climate change messaging for conservatives could shift understanding of crisis: Study – ABC News

The key to easing partisanship on the topic of global warming may be in the way the messages are conveyed, according to new research. Tailoring online messaging and advertising toward Republican voters could shift their views on climate change, a…