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Menopausal Mother Nature

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Heat and Heat Waves

Climate Change Threatens Summer Stages and Outdoor Performances

ASHLAND, Ore. — Smoke from a raging wildfire in California prompted the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to cancel a recent performance of “The Tempest” at its open-air theater. Record flooding in St. Louis forced the cancellation of an outdoor performance of…

Britain Braces for Another Round of Scorching Temperatures

LONDON — Weeks after recording its highest-ever temperature, Britain was preparing for another unsettling stretch of hot weather, as officials said an extreme heat warning would be in place for much of the southern half of England and parts of…

Bill Gates: A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress

Turn on the evening news and it immediately becomes clear that Americans are experiencing the effects of climate change. Extreme heat and drought are affecting tens of millions of people, as floods and wildfires ravage communities from Appalachia to California….

France Faces ‘Most Severe’ Drought as Heat Persists in Europe

In Britain, although only two water companies have imposed a ban on outdoor hoses, others are already warning that restrictions could be brought in if the dry weather persists. The ban currently affects millions of people in southern England, barring…

Así lucha el gobierno de Singapur contra el calor y la humedad

SINGAPUR — La temperatura había llegado a 30 grados Celsius y seguía en ascenso. La humedad era del 75 por ciento. El sol deslumbraba desde los edificios altos. Catorce voluntarios, seis climatólogos y un carrito biometeorológico llamado Smarty se aprestaban…

Is Cricket Sustainable Amid Climate Change?

The joke is that if you want it to rain during this wetter-than-usual summer in the Caribbean, just start a cricket match. Beneath the humor is seemingly tacit agreement with the assertion in a 2018 climate report that of all…

It’s Been a ‘Summer of Disasters,’ and It’s Only Half Over

In the United States, the most memorable images of weather disaster so far this summer have probably come from heartland flooding events. In the Midwest, where extreme precipitation events have grown by 42 percent, some neighborhoods were flooded last week…

Why Does the American West Have So Many Wildfires?

This practice has led to increasingly dense forests and ample brush on the forest floor. As a result, forests end up being “tinderboxes” for more explosive fires, said Jennifer Marlon, a research scientist at the Yale School of the Environment…

How Hot and Humid Singapore Is Trying to Cool Itself Down

SINGAPORE — The temperature had reached 86 degrees and was climbing. Humidity measured in at 75 percent. Sunshine glinted off the tall buildings. Fourteen volunteers, six climate researchers and a mobile biometeorological cart named “Smarty” prepared to set off for…

Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

The heat that demolished records in Britain last week, bringing temperatures as high as 104.5 degrees Fahrenheit to a country unaccustomed to scorching summers, would have been “extremely unlikely” without the influence of human-caused climate change, a new scientific report…

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