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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…

New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

(Washington University in St. Louis) An international team of researchers, including faculty in the McKelvey School of Engineering, has determined what sources contribute to pollution and the health effects they have on global, regional and smaller scales.

Never Take Alarmist Sloganeering About Future Climate At Face Value

I recently read a paper in the law literature celebrating the rise of “climate risk disclosure” requirements now being imposed on public companies. The author discussed at length why the market has failed to price climate risk into investments and…

‘The Health Impact of Global Warming Is Real, Widespread and Non-Trivial’ – The Wire Science

Women working at a brick kiln in Gujarat, June 2020. Photo: Pop & Zebra/Unsplash New Delhi: Deaths due to heat stress caused by rising global temperatures have moved from projections to actual numbers, with new research finding that over a…

Watch: Oil Exec Roasts Woke North Face’s Oil And Gas Hypocrisy

Here’s a story to lift the spirits on World Environment Day: a woke clothing company getting totally roasted by an oil industry executive. The woke clothing company is North Face, the mountain-wear manufacturer which in December last year refused an…

Harvesting Air Conditioning Condensation Could Replace Cities’ Potable Water Use

While looking for ways to make homes and offices more efficient, building managers have realized that something as seemingly insignificant as the water droplets from the underside of air conditioning units have the potential to quench the thirst of thousands. While the drips don’t seem like much, they really add up. Microsoft reports that their […]

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Lead levels in urban soil are declining but hotspots persist

(Duke University) Lead paint and leaded gasoline have been banned for decades, but unsafe levels of lead remain in some urban soils, a Duke University study finds. The researchers mapped soil lead concentrations along 25 miles of streets in Durham, N.C. Though contamination generally has declined since the 1970s, soil collected near houses predating 1978 still averaged 649 milligrams of lead per kilogram of soil, well above the 400 mg/kg threshold associated with health risks to children.

‘Huge Surprise’ as Giant River Otter Thought to be Extinct Pops Up in River in Argentina

Recently in Argentina, a giant river otter popped out of the water right next to the canoe containing, of all people, the director of conservation at Rewilding Argentina. A good omen, one would think, as not only had the charismatic Pteronura brasiliensis not been seen in Argentina since the 1980s, but the river upon which […]

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