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Greener aviation fuels create fewer contrails. Here’s what that means for global warming – ABC News

If you look up at the sky on a clear sunny day, chances are you’ll see fluffy white trails left behind by airplanes. Key points: Contrails are largely made of water vapour that comes out of aircraft engine exhaust When it’s…

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…

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…

Achoo! Why warming climate is bad news for your allergies, asthma – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

This article first appeared in the “In This Climate” Newsletter. To sign up, click here — or use the sign up form at the bottom of this article. “If we don’t slow down the cycle, pollen production will only get worse.” Welcome…

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…

Rising heat-related deaths linked to global warming – SciDev.Net

[NEW DELHI] An international team of researchers has quantified how heat-related deaths are attributable to global warming, with Latin America and South-East Asia the worst hit. Ana Maria Vicedo-Cabrera, lead author and head of the Climate Change and Health Research…

Pipeline Protesters Lose Key Battle As Minn. Court Sides With Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Court of Appeals handed pipeline protesters a defeat Monday with a ruling in favor of the Enbridge Line 3 as activists kept up their efforts to disrupt construction on the hotly contested project. In a 2-1 decision, a…

Human-driven climate change only half the picture for krill

(University of Colorado at Boulder) New research about the fate of krill–one of the most abundant species on Earth–during this century has important implications for not only the Antarctic food web, but for the largest commercial fishery in the Southern Ocean.