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Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Summer (Season)

Where Have All the Cèpes Gone?

LAC LABELLE, Quebec — The leaves are almost gone now, after a spectacular display. The noisy formations of geese have flown south; imprints of deer hooves and even a black bear’s paws have replaced the kayaks and sand castles on…

We’re Losing the Luxury of a Summer Spent Outdoors

On Labor Day, my husband and I stood at the sliding glass door to our hotel room balcony, staring out at smoky skies. We were at Lake Chelan in Washington, on our first big post-pandemic vacation, with our 3-year-old and…

Floods in Italy Leave at Least 9 Dead

ROME — Nine people died and at least four others were missing after an overnight rainstorm dumped more than a foot of rain on a coastal area of central Italy, officials said on Friday, turning streets into rivers, blocking bridges…

Climate Change Linked to Pakistan’s Floods, Study Finds

Pakistan began receiving abnormally heavy rain in mid-June, and, by late August, drenching downpours were declared a national emergency. The southern part of the Indus River, which traverses the length of the country, became a vast lake. Villages have become…

Record Summer Weather

Mario Tama/Getty Images Weather-wise, it was a record-setting summer in many parts of the world. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its latest monthly report on climate trends and outlooks. Here are the main takeaways →

San Franciscans Are Done Apologizing for Their Cold Weather Summers

SAN FRANCISCO — While Americans from Seattle to Memphis to New York sweated their way through the swampy summer of 2022, here was the scene on an August afternoon at Fisherman’s Wharf, on the northern tip of San Francisco: Among…

NYC’s Tougher Lifeguard Rules May Help Fuel a Shortage

As temperatures climbed into the high 80s on a sunny afternoon this week, dozens of people trying to cool off at the public pool in McCarren Park in Williamsburg had only half the usual space, as the other side sat…

Climate Change Threatens Summer Stages and Outdoor Performances

ASHLAND, Ore. — Smoke from a raging wildfire in California prompted the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to cancel a recent performance of “The Tempest” at its open-air theater. Record flooding in St. Louis forced the cancellation of an outdoor performance of…

It’s Been a ‘Summer of Disasters,’ and It’s Only Half Over

In the United States, the most memorable images of weather disaster so far this summer have probably come from heartland flooding events. In the Midwest, where extreme precipitation events have grown by 42 percent, some neighborhoods were flooded last week…

Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

The heat that demolished records in Britain last week, bringing temperatures as high as 104.5 degrees Fahrenheit to a country unaccustomed to scorching summers, would have been “extremely unlikely” without the influence of human-caused climate change, a new scientific report…

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