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Flooding in downtown Nashville, Tennessee in May 2010. Kaldari

Will 2018 be the year of climate action? Victorian London’s ‘Great Stink’ sewer crisis might tell us

Will 2018 be the year of climate action? Victorian London’s ‘Great Stink’ sewer crisis might tell us Chris Turney, UNSW In the late 19th century, the irrepressible Mark Twain is reputed to have said in a speech: Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. He’s said…

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Trees have died in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo., as climate change has intensified bark beetle infestations and drought. Patrick Gonzalez, CC BY-ND

Human-caused climate change severely exposes the US national parks

Human-caused climate change severely exposes the US national parks Trees have died in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo., as climate change has intensified bark beetle infestations and drought. Patrick Gonzalez, CC BY-ND Patrick Gonzalez, University of California, Berkeley Human-caused climate change is disrupting ecosystems and people’s lives around the world.…

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The research team lays out a transect tape along which they measured the amount and location of woody debris on the forest floor, Tapajós National Forest, Brazil. Credit: NASA/Veronika Leitold

3D View of Amazon Forests Captures Effects of El Niño Drought

3D View of Amazon Forests Captures Effects of El Niño Drought Three-dimensional measurements of the central Brazilian Amazon rainforest have given NASA researchers a detailed window into the high number of branch falls and tree mortality that occur in response to drought conditions. They found that 65 percent more trees…

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A large dust storm, or haboob, sweeps across downtown Phoenix on July 21, 2012. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File

Increased deaths and illnesses from inhaling airborne dust: An understudied impact of climate change

Increased deaths and illnesses from inhaling airborne dust: An understudied impact of climate change A large dust storm, or haboob, sweeps across downtown Phoenix on July 21, 2012. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File Ploy Pattanun Achakulwisut, George Washington University; Loretta Mickley, Harvard University, and Susan Anenberg, George Washington University The…

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