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February 6, 2019 New scale will measure atmospheric rivers in California from 1 to 5, like hurricanesSource: LA Times
On Tuesday, researchers announced a new scale to describe the strength of atmospheric river storms, weather events that cause many of the West Coast’s heaviest rains.
February 5, 2019 Culprit found for honeybee deaths in almond grovesSource: Ohio State University
A new study, newly published in the journal Insects, that details how combinations of insecticides and fungicides typically deemed individually “safe” for honeybees turn into lethal cocktails when mixed.
Source: The Conversation
Many parts of Queensland have been declared disaster zones and thousands of residents evacuated due to a 1-in-100-year flood. Townsville is at the epicentre of the “unprecedented” monsoonal downpour that brought more than a...
February 5, 2019 Climate change will even change the color of the oceans, study saysSource: CNN
The ocean will not look the same color in the future. It won't turn pink or anything radically different; the change will be more apparent through optic sensors than though the human eye. But it serves as an early warning sign...
February 5, 2019 Global warming predicted to melt massive Himalayan glaciers, disrupt food productionSource: USA Today
Global warming is on track to transform the frigid, glacier-covered mountain peaks ... to bare rocks in a little less than a century....The glaciers are now a critical source of water for about 250 million people in the mountains...
Oil major BP PLC’s board said Friday it will back a shareholder resolution at its annual meeting this year that would force the company to align its business strategy with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
February 4, 2019 Together, more heat and more carbon dioxide may not alter quantity or nutritional quality of cropsSource: Conversations
Researchers around the world are trying to figure out ways to feed a growing population, which is estimated to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050. But as humanity struggles to increase crop yield, might nutritional quality of crops...
February 4, 2019 'Dickensian diseases' are making a comeback in the UKSource: CNN
London (CNN)New research shows that cases of diseases more commonly associated with the Victorian era are increasing in the UK. Since 2010, hospital visits for scarlet fever, malnutrition, whooping cough and gout are up 3,000 per...
February 4, 2019 Vaping may be more harmful to teens than we thoughtSource: MarketWatch
Vaping is linked to at least trying a traditional cigarette, especially among “low-risk” youths, according to researchers at Boston University, University of Louisville and University of Southern California, Los Angeles
February 4, 2019 Believe it or not, global warming might have caused the arctic blastSource: StarTribune
Last week’s arctic temperatures may have shocked millennials, but Minnesotans of a certain age swear they can remember such frigid spells as fairly regular events.
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