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Warming climate may trigger more West Nile outbreaks in Southern California

(University of California – Berkeley) A new study of captured mosquitoes in Los Angeles finds that West Nile infection is strongly associated with average temperature, and that temperatures above 73 degrees Fahrenheit are highly favorable for West Nile transmission. As climate change brings hotter weather to the region, it is likely that cooler, coastal neighborhoods will be pushed into the ‘favorable’ zone, accelerating transmission of the virus.

Covid-19 and climate change: Why we need to remember what we’ve lost – Vox.com

For as long as I’ve followed global warming, advocates and activists have shared a certain faith: When the impacts get really bad, people will act. Maybe it will be an especially destructive hurricane, heat wave, or flood. Maybe it will…

Simulations shows magnetic field can change 10 times faster than previously thought

(University of Leeds) A new study by the University of Leeds and University of California at San Diego reveals that changes in the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought.

Global Warming ‘Hiatus’ Brings New Questions To Underlying Science

Researchers from the Universities of Princeton, California, Tokyo, Kyushu, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said the recent hiatus in global temperatures rising has led to a surge in climate science. The global effort to understand the global warming hiatus…

Picture a Scientist brings the struggles of women in science to screen

(SciComm Services) With major funding from the Heising-Simons Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the film Picture a Scientist is breaking new ground by virtually launching in theaters across North America on June 12th. The independent documentary follows a groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Picture a Scientist will show through June 26 in select theaters nationwide, which are each providing exclusive links to the full film online.

FSU researcher detects unknown submarine landslides in Gulf of Mexico

(Florida State University) A Florida State University researcher has used new detection methods to identify 85 previously unknown submarine landslides that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico between 2008 and 2015, leading to questions about the stability of oil rigs and other structures, such as pipelines built in the region.

Sea skaters are a super source of inspiration

(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) A study of marine Halobates species highlights how their waterproofing techniques, size and acceleration capability helped them colonize the ocean.

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When natural disasters strike locally, urban networks spread the damage globally

Disasters that occur in one place can trigger costs in cities across the world due to the interconnectedness of the global urban trade network. In fact, these secondary impacts can be three times greater than the local impacts, a new study finds.