June 23, 2016

Medical Daily: Climate Change In NYC: Hot Summers Could Cause Over 3,000 Deaths A Year By 2080

New York City summers bring to mind images of children running through open fire hydrants, free concerts in the park,  and a feeling of carefreeness not associated with any other season. If the results of new research are correct, New York City summers could conjure darker images as the result of worsening climate change.. It’s […]

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June 23, 2016

Climate Central: Climate Change is Tipping Scales Toward More Wildfires

The 2016 wildfire season has barely begun and dozens of large wildfires have already raged through Western states, with hundreds of thousands of acres burned. This comes on the heels of a 2015 wildfire season that was the worst on record in the U.S., with more than 10 million acres burned. These are not just […]

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June 21, 2016

BBC: New crop varieties ‘can’t keep up with global warming’

Crops yields around the world could fall within a decade unless action is taken to speed up the introduction of new varieties. A study says temperatures are rising faster than the development of crop varieties that can cope with a warmer world. In Africa, researchers found that it can take 10-30 years before farmers can […]

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May 20, 2016

Colorado scientists: Global warming taking human toll

Global warming may be taking a toll on human lives, such as low-income farmers in hot, rural tropical regions, Colorado-based scientists have found. The problem is dehydration, which leads to kidney problems. Kidneys filter toxins and other waste out of blood. “There’s warming in the same areas where we’re seeing kidney disease increases,” said Henry […]

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April 12, 2016

Vox: Rural electric co-ops are getting into solar

In the US, rural areas and constituencies have typically weighed against progress on clean energy. But that may be changing. A new story out of Wisconsin illustrates that a slow, tentative shift is underway, as rural electricity consumers and the utilities that serve them take a new look at the benefits of solar power. In […]

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