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Global Warming May Dwindle the Supply of a Key Brain Nutrient – Scientific American

Glaciers continue to melt. Sea levels are on the rise. And now scientists believe the changing climate may put our brains at risk. A new analysis predicts that by 2100, increasing water temperatures brought on by a warming planet could…

Carbon Emitters Face Higher Legal Risks

Climate change risk for big companies − and their investors − is often seen in terms of physical risk:  sea level rise, temperature increases, or extreme weather events.  But a spate of court cases around the world has highlighted a…

Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns – The New Yorker

I’m skilled at eluding the fetal crouch of despair—because I’ve been working on climate change for thirty years, I’ve learned to parcel out my angst, to keep my distress under control. But, in the past few months, I’ve more often…

Climate Change Now: Global warming researchers say more support required despite $55 million government investment – TVNZ

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Climate change researchers say the issue requires greater support despite MBIE spending more than $55 million…

NSW and Queensland bushfires: brief respite ahead of hot and windy week

Firefighters in New South Wales are taking advantage of cooler conditions to undertake backburning operations, with hotter and windier conditions expected next week. Fire conditions eased again over the weekend in northern NSW, where residents had been told it was…

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Global warming may threaten availability of essential brain-building fatty acid – Science Daily

By 2100, 96% of the global population may not have sufficient access to a naturally occurring essential brain-building omega-3 fatty acid, according to a study in the journal Ambio. Global warming may reduce the availability of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the…

Lightning ‘superbolts’ form over oceans from November to February

(University of Washington) Lightning superbolts — which unleash a thousand times more low-frequency energy than regular lightning bolts — occur in dramatically different patterns than regular lightning, according to a new, nine-year survey of these rare events.