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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…

Scripps Oceanography Climate Scientist Awarded Prestigious Global Prize – UC San Diego Health

Prize Image: Asahi Glass Foundation Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a renowned climate and atmospheric scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, will receive the Blue Planet Prize, the international environmental award sponsored by Japan’s Asahi Glass Foundation. Ramanathan, the…

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy may boost babies’ obesity risk

(University of Colorado at Boulder) New research shows pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollution have babies who grow unusually fast in the first months after birth, putting on excess fat that may put them at risk of obesity and related diseases later in life.

Could temperatures keep rising?

Orbital changes are responsible for Milankovitch cycles that make Earth move in and out of periods of glaciation, or Ice Ages. Summer insolation on the Northern Hemisphere reached a peak some 10,500 years ago, in line with the Milankovitch cycles, and…

Global Warming: A growing concern to all of us – Rising Kashmir

Global warming will impact life on Earth in many ways, but the extent of the change is largely up to us   DAR ZAHID HUSSAIN Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past…

Lazy, hazy days no more: A call-to-action to better understand air pollution mechanisms

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) A special issue of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences summarizes current work on atmospheric oxidation capacity and advocates further investigations.

What trainee science teachers in Ghana know about climate change – The Conversation CA

Science education is critical at a time when many countries need to respond to the potential impacts of climate change and ozone depletion. Ghana, for one, has seen the need for a skilled workforce of climate scientists and well informed…

The last time I was so ecstatic about climate action was in 1987 – ThePrint

View of Earth from space | Pixabay Text Size: A- A+ President Joe Biden’s climate actions recognize the urgency as well as the multi-dimensionality of the climate crisis, with detailed attention to divisive but central issues such as environmental justice…

UNEP, CCAC Suggest Methane Reduction Actions for Key Emitters | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD – IISD Reporting Services

A publication from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) identifies actions to reduce human-caused methane emissions, which are increasing rapidly and account for almost one fifth of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. UNEP…

Dual impacts of extreme heat, ozone disproportionately hurt poorer areas

(University of California – San Diego) Scientists at UC San Diego, San Diego State University and colleagues find that extreme heat and elevated ozone levels, often jointly present during California summers, affect certain ZIP codes more than others.