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Why Australia's surge of highly venomous spiders isn't as bad as it sounds

Rain has recently brought welcome relief to parts of Australia, at least temporarily shrinking historic bushfires that have raged across the continent for months. At the same time, however, the rain may have also brought something much less welcome to…

Sticky notes offer messages of hope after student scrawls cry for help on bathroom wall

When teacher Ashley Ferraro was in the girls’ bathroom at her Colorado high school, she noticed a message of despair scribbled on the wall. “Is life worth all the BS?” it said. Her first instinct was to erase it, the…

China health threats likely to increase due to heatwaves

(University of Reading) The coronavirus had caused many deaths in China this month, and a new study has shown increasingly severe and frequent heatwaves could lead to serious health emergencies in future due to climate change.Study found deadly heatwaves like the one in north-east China in 2018 have already gone from being one-in-500-year events to one-in-60-year events.Persistent extreme night-time heat and intense rainfall events are also particular threats under the projected future climate.

This is how a woodpecker swap meet works

Tallahassee, Florida — Will McDearman stood on a chair, raised his voice and beseeched the hundred or so wildlife officials gathered in a nondescript auditorium to offer up every woodpecker they could find. “Are all the birds on the table?”…

A Tale Of Two Earths: Trump Vs. Thunberg

In some ways, it hardly seems like a fair fight: the leader of the free world and the ultimate alpha male, Donald J. Trump, versus a slim, awkward 17-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg. Even so, they both swaggered into the…

Children to bear the burden of negative health effects from climate change

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a ‘Viewpoint’ article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Susan E. Pacheco, MD, an expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Driven by Earth’s orbit, climate changes in Africa may have aided human migration

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) New research describes a dynamic climate and vegetation model that explains when regions across Africa, areas of the Middle East, and the Mediterranean were wetter and drier and how the plant composition changed in tandem, possibly providing migration corridors throughout time.

Climate Change Basics: What is Driving Global Climate Change? – News On 6

Technology Sunday, January 26th 2020, 1:42 PM CST While this may seem scary, there are actual scientific reasons that this is happening. What is causing this temperature change? What else is happening besides global warming? What should you know going…

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January 23, 2020: What’s going on with Mom Decorah’s eye?

Everyone is concerned about Mom Decorah’s right eye. On January 20th, sharp-eyed watchers let us know that she was keeping her right eye mostly or completely shut. We saw it as well, but didn’t know what was going on. Mom’s…