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June 24, 2016 New York City Could See Thousands of Heat Deaths by 2080

Source: Scientific America

As many as 3,331 people annually could die from heat waves by 2080 in New York City alone if no steps are taken to adapt to warming temperatures and reduce emissions, a new study warns.

June 16, 2016 Climate change, not population growth, plays the main role in predicting extreme droughts, study reveals

Source: Science Daily

According to a new study, it's climate change -- not population growth – that plays the main role in predicting future exposure to extreme droughts.

June 13, 2016 The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity

Bloomberg - That's according to a new forecast by Bloomberg î??New Energy Financeî?? that plots out global power markets for the next 25 years. Call it peak fossil fuels, a turnabout that's happening not because we're...

June 2, 2016 Record new global renewable capacity installed in 2015: report

Source: Reuters

LONDON, A record amount of renewable power capacity was installed worldwide last year as solar and wind costs fell, becoming more competitive with fossil fuels, research by renewables policy organisation REN21 showed on Tuesday.

June 1, 2016 Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn

Source: Reuters

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and maize are generating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather

May 18, 2016 GMOs Are Safe, But Don't Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists - text/audio

Source: NPR

The National Academy of Sciences — probably the country's most prestigious scientific group — has reaffirmed its judgment that GMOs are safe to eat. But the group's new report struck a different tone from previous ones, with much...

May 18, 2016 Oil and Gas Could Be Responsible for Nearly 90% of Texas Earthquakes

Source: Fortune

Oil and gas activities may have caused nearly nine in 10 of the earthquakes Texas has experienced in the past 40 years, and the quakes have become more frequent as oilfield activity has picked up in the past decade, according to...

May 12, 2016 WHO: 4 in 5 city dwellers live in overpolluted urban areas

Source: CNN

New research released Thursday found that air quality levels exceed WHO limits for 80% of those living in urban areas that track air pollution, putting people more at risk for respiratory diseases, stroke, heart disease and lung...

May 9, 2016 After the Pacific Ocean swallows villages and five Solomon Islands, a study blames climate change

Source: Washington Post

The scene of this rising sea is an archipelago of upthrust volcanoes and coral atolls, which dots the Pacific to the northeast of Australia: the Solomon Islands. There, a swollen sea is claiming the shoreline — and even,...

May 4, 2016 Climate change is already disrupting societies. A new study doesn’t let us forget it.

Source: Grist

An Inuit community notices grizzly bears are traipsing through their land more and more. Bangladeshi fishers, faced with stormy skies, must stay off the water more often every year. After thousands of Arctic winters, Sweden’s...

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