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May 19, 2014 Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warmingSource: Houston Chronicle
WASHINGTON - The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the past three months, at least three...
May 15, 2014 WRI Water Risk Map Launched on Bloomberg
Environmental Leader - The îWorld Resources Instituteîâs Aqueduct Overall Water Risk map is now integrated with Bloombergâs interactive mapping platform, BMAP, and is available to the more than 320,000...
Source: Bloomberg -The Grid
Not to worry if you missed the 841-page National Climate Assessment issued last week by the White House. There are others you might like better. Yesterday the federally funded Center for Naval Analysis put out a short tome about...
May 14, 2014 Mers: The mystery virus with no known cureSource: BBC
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a viral respiratory illness. Since first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, there have been scores of cases around the world.
Climate change is a "catalyst for conflict" and a "threat multiplier" posing a growing national-security threat to the U.S., a new report finds. Climate change does not only threaten the environment but also U.S. national...
If China doesn’t begin to limit its coal consumption by 2030, it will be “almost impossible” for the world avoid a situation where global warming stays below 2°C, a new study released Monday found.The study, led by the U.K.’s...
April 30, 2014 “State of the Air” – Half of U.S. Live with Unhealthy AirSource: American Lung Association
The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report finds half of Americans still live in counties where ozone or particle pollutions levels make the air unhealthy to breathe. The 15th annual national report card...
April 30, 2014 Researchers Uncover Mystery Behind 1918 Flu PandemicSource: Counsel & Heal
In 1918, the flu pandemic was responsible for an estimated 50 million deaths throughout the world. For decades, researchers did not know why the flu was so fatal, especially for young people between the ages of 20 and 40. Now,...
April 25, 2014 Study links California drought to global warmingSource: SF Gate
WASHINGTON (AP) — While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying...
The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea...
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