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As The Planet Gets Hotter, Climate Change May Wake Up an Ancient El Niño System – ScienceAlert

If we’re going to cope with and slow down global warming, we need to know as much about its effects as possible. Now new research into weather patterns adds another potential issue to the list – the potential return of…

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Is global warming driving the spread of dengue across Latin America? – The New Humanitarian

International scientists have for years warned that climate change is likely to lead to an increase in epidemics caused by pathogens and viruses. While there’s no evidence to link the COVID-19 pandemic to global warming, major ongoing outbreaks of dengue…

Is global warming driving the spread of dengue across Latin America? – The New Humanitarian

International scientists have for years warned that climate change is likely to lead to an increase in epidemics caused by pathogens and viruses. While there’s no evidence to link the COVID-19 pandemic to global warming, major ongoing outbreaks of dengue…

Losing your sense of smell may point to coronavirus — or not

Anosmia, or losing your sense of smell, affects more than your nose. Because taste is linked to smell, you lose both senses. It’s a relatively common side effect of the common cold and seasonal influenza. (Up to 40% of people…

Why did Ecuador’s tallest waterfall stop flowing?

With water dropping 150 meters (490 feet) through a thick patch of cloud forest, San Rafael Waterfall was one of Ecuador’s most captivating landscapes and attracted tens of thousands of visitors per year. But on February 2, the water stopped flowing.

Shhh! This is the first 'quiet park' in the world

[embedded content] Ecuador may have a new tourism jingle. But they don’t want anyone to actually sing it. Indeed, the country’s latest national park is built on the mantra that silence is golden. The South American country has become the…

Seven of the best new documentaries about global warming – Yale Climate Connections

(Photo: Courtesy of Daisy Simmons) NEVADA CITY, CALIF. “It’s not easy to watch.” That was a recurring introductory remark at screenings during the recent 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Held each year in the bucolic foothills of the Sierra,…

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Big data could yield big discoveries in archaeology

Centuries of archaeological research on the Inca Empire has netted a veritable library of knowledge. But new digital and data-driven projects are proving that there is much more to discover about pre-colonial life in the Andes.