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Researchers Have Found A Disturbing Link Between Climate Change And Infectious Disease

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Researchers Have Found A Disturbing Link Between Climate Change And Infectious Disease


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Writer wrong about climate science

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Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change

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Five Climate Truths Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand

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Fanged Kangaroos Survived Prehistoric Climate Change, Research Could Shed New Light On Extinction

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Fanged Kangaroos Survived Prehistoric Climate Change, Research Could Shed New Light On Extinction


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Trump to nominate climate doubter as adviser

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Ancient Egypt’s rulers mishandled climate disasters. Then the people revolted.
The leaders of ancient Egypt knew a thing or two about natural disasters. Handle a famine or drought badly as pharaoh, and you could have empire-wide revolt on your hands. A new study shows how big a role climate change and natural disasters likely played in sparking such political uprisings. And it suggests that despite frequent famines, the Egyptian rulers failed to grasp just how vulnerable they were to environmental devastation right up until the day their empire collapsed   Read More ...
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Climate Skeptics Want More CO2
A key argument used by climate skeptics to downplay the consequences of anthropogenic climate change is resurfacing: the idea that carbon dioxide emissions are a net positive for the planet's vegetation. The line of reasoning is being used to push back on the underlying science of global warming. The Heartland Institute, which has sought to place climate contrarians on science advisory councils at U   Read More ...
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Armadillos' migration to northern US thought to be sign of climate change
It may be one of the stranger signs of climate change: the nine-banded armadillo, which is native to Latin America and more recently Texas. Scientists say warmer winters have lured the mammals northwards, bringing with them parasites and diseases. Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Carbondale, a city in the state of Illinois that has become a relatively new haven for armadillos. - Subscribe to our channel: - Follow us on Twitter: - Find us on Facebook: - Check our website:   Read More ...
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Fiji urges 'absolute dedication' to toughest climate target
OSLO (Reuters) - Fiji called on Tuesday for “absolute dedication” to the strictest limits on global warming as it prepares to preside at U.N. talks next month seeking to keep the Paris climate agreement on track after a U.S. pullout. Fiji is hosting a preparatory meeting of delegates before the Nov. 6-17 talks in Bonn, Germany, where environment ministers from around the world will work on a set of international guidelines for the Paris accord   Read More ...
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California's Wildfires Have Become Bigger, Deadlier, and More Costly. Here's Why
The 14 large-scale fires still raging throughout California have claimed at least 41 lives, and scorched over 5,700 structures. Whipped by 70 mph gusts, the multiple blazes have spilled into residential neighborhoods and sprinted through about 220,000 acres—an area larger than New York City. These are among the deadliest, most destructive two weeks in California wildfire history, and the windswept flames are still going   Read More ...
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Researchers Have Found A Disturbing Link Between Climate Change And Infectious Disease
Aside from being largely responsible for the almost constant occurrence of natural disasters on often vulnerable communities, climate change also has the ability to cause outbreaks of infectious diseases like Zika, malaria and dengue fever, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The role of environmental variables and climatic conditions in shaping human health has been recognized for centuries   Read More ...
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Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing overwhelmingly sided against state revisions to a set of standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences   Read More ...
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Scientists explore how climate change may affect mental health
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Letter: Climate change is upon us
In response to Richard Gladwell (Public Forum, Oct. 6), Trump loves the uneducated. Climate change predicts more frequent and more intense weather events as both the atmosphere and sea water continue to warm up more. This is exactly what we are experiencing now, five serious hurricanes in one season, four of which caused major damage and the fifth now crossing Southern states, consistent with global warming predictions   Read More ...
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Pope Francis demands response to hunger, climate, migration
Rome • Pope Francis demanded Monday that world governments collectively commit to end rising world hunger by resolving the conflicts and climate change-related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread. Francis drew a standing ovation Monday at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, where he marked the U.N.’s World Food Day by calling for governments to work together to tackle the interconnected problems of hunger, global warming and migration   Read More ...
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Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists
OSLO (Reuters) - Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday. Natural climate solutions, also including protection of carbon-storing peat lands and better management of soils and grasslands, could account for 37 percent of all actions needed by 2030 under the 195-nation Paris plan, it said   Read More ...
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Writer wrong about climate science
Outrage barely describes my reaction to David Klein, M.D.'s ignorant, misinformed letter of (Oct. 8). I assume a physician has a much better grasp of science than he indicates in his statement, " ... the almost hysterical belief in the false god of 'climate change,' an idea which has no scientific basis, but which has come to dominate our political discourse   Read More ...
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Could migrating squid help Alaska predict climate change?
Chasing warmer waters, the market squid might be here to stay Attracted to warming ocean temperatures, small, iridescent squid have been moving into Southeast Alaska waters. They could be a cipher to understanding how sea life reacts to climate change, said University of Alaska Southeast associate professor Dr. Michael Navarro at an Evening at Egan talk Friday at UAS. Navarro, an assistant professor of marine fisheries, has been studying what are called market squid in partnership with researchers at Stanford University   Read More ...
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Climate change could shorten Kansas tallgrass
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Researchers say climate change could reduce an important forage grass in Kansas and other Great Plains states to less than half its current stature during the next 75 years. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports studies involving Kansas State University faculty indicate that revision of the climate would potentially shrink the plant size of big bluestem grass by 60 percent   Read More ...
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Climate change could shorten Kansas tallgrass
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Researchers say climate change could reduce an important forage grass in Kansas and other Great Plains states to less than half its current stature during the next 75 years. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports studies involving Kansas State University faculty indicate that revision of the climate would potentially shrink the plant size of big bluestem grass by 60 percent   Read More ...
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Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her. He had piled the ruined pews out on the curb, next to water-logged hymnals and molding Sunday school lesson plans and chunks of drywall that used to be a mural of Noah's Ark   Read More ...
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Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her. He had piled the ruined pews out on the curb, next to water-logged hymnals and molding Sunday school lesson plans and chunks of drywall that used to be a mural of Noah's Ark   Read More ...
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Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Monday that world governments collectively commit to end rising world hunger by resolving the conflicts and climate change-related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread. Francis drew a standing ovation Monday at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, where he marked the U.N.’s World Food Day by calling for governments to work together to tackle the interconnected problems of hunger, global warming and migration   Read More ...
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Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change
PORT ARTHUR, Texas Jefferson County, Texas, was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, which left wide swaths of the county in ruins. Last November, Jefferson flipped from voting Democratic in presidential elections to instead back Donald Trump, who has dismissed the concept of climate change as a hoax and has worked to undo regulations meant to mitigate its damage   Read More ...
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Trump voters confront climate change in wake of hurricane
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her. He had piled the ruined pews out on the curb, next to water-logged hymnals and molding Sunday school lesson plans and chunks of drywall that used to be a mural of Noah's Ark   Read More ...
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Pope implicitly criticises U.S. for leaving Paris climate accord
By Philip Pullella. ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis implicitly criticised the United States on Monday for pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change, praising it as a means to control the devastating effects of global warming. The United States is the only country out of 195 signatories to have withdrawn from the accord, which aims to cut emissions blamed for the rise in temperatures   Read More ...
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Pope implicitly criticizes U.S. for leaving Paris climate accord
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis implicitly criticized the United States on Monday for pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change, praising it as a means to control the devastating effects of global warming. The United States is the only country out of 195 signatories to have withdrawn from the accord, which aims to cut emissions blamed for the rise in temperatures   Read More ...
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Pope implicitly criticises U.S. for leaving Paris climate accord
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China needs tougher clean fuel targets to meet Paris climate pact: report
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will have to launch more ambitious renewable energy and non-fossil fuel targets and ramp up efforts to enforce them to avoid missing global climate accord requirements, two government think tanks said on Monday. China’s capacity for renewable energy, including hydro, wind and solar, will significantly exceed Beijing’s own target set in the five-year plan to 2020, according to the report jointly issued by China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and the Energy Research Institute of Academy of Macroeconomic Research   Read More ...
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Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is demanding world governments collectively work to end rising world hunger by working to end the conflicts and climate-change related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread. Francis drew a standing ovation Monday at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, where he marked the U.N.'s World Food Day by calling for governments to work together to tackle the interconnected problems of hunger, global warming and migration   Read More ...
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Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Jefferson County, Texas, was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, which left wide swaths of the county in ruins. Last November, Jefferson flipped from voting Democratic in presidential elections to instead back Donald Trump, who has dismissed the concept of climate change as a hoax and has worked to undo regulations meant to mitigate its damage   Read More ...
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Five Climate Truths Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand
“Trump Digs Coal” read the signs during the campaign, and Donald Trump promised he would be “an unbelievable positive” for the miners. Now he’s trying to deliver by repealing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and proposing to subsidize coal-fired power plants. These moves are, in fact, unbelievable: Not only are they a setback in the fight against climate change, but they also make no economic sense, since the cost of renewable energy is falling sharply   Read More ...
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Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Jefferson County, Texas, was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, which left wide swaths of the county in ruins. Last November, Jefferson flipped from voting Democratic in presidential elections to instead back Donald Trump, who has dismissed the concept of climate change as a hoax and has worked to undo regulations meant to mitigate its damage   Read More ...
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Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Jefferson County, Texas, was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, which left wide swaths of the county in ruins. Last November, Jefferson flipped from voting Democratic in presidential elections to instead back Donald Trump, who has dismissed the concept of climate change as a hoax and has worked to undo regulations meant to mitigate its damage   Read More ...
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Santa Fe teens write, illustrate book about climate change
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A years-long journey culminated this weekend with the signing and launch of a book published over the summer. It started with a Santa Fe third grader’s mission to save the penguins. 14-year-old Marina Webber visited the Boston Aquarium as a young child with her mom. She says the penguins there sparked her curiosity. “She kind of explained to me their home is being destroyed and kind of explained to me what global warming was and I started to get really worried because I’ve always really loved animals so it kind of took off from there,” Marina said   Read More ...
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Climate change may erode key Kansas tall forage grass
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University researchers say a dominant forage grass in the Great Plains could be diminished by climate change to less than half of its current stature during the next 75 years. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that studies involving Kansas State University faculty indicated that changes would potentially shrink the plant size of big bluestem grass by 60 percent   Read More ...
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Vermont professor gets climate change research grant
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont professor has won a $132,000 federal grant for research on the impacts of past climate change on the state's lakes. Norwich University says earth and environmental science professor Laurie Griggs will use the National Science Foundation grant to study sediment cores from the bottom of a central Vermont lake. She then aims to reconstruct how the aquatic ecosystems have responded to climatic changes during the last 10,000 years   Read More ...
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Gov. Kean: Rethinking the Jersey Shore's future in an age of climate change | Opinion
By Thomas H. Kean and Peter Kasabach. The 2017 hurricane season has already brought the U.S. three devastating storms, and the season doesn't end for another two months. As Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands struggle to recover from Maria, Florida from Irma, and Texas from Harvey, New Jersey approaches the fifth anniversary of its own terrible hurricane. Despite the lessons we should have learned from the $70 billion of damage wrought by Sandy, and the numerous storms that preceded it, our 130 linear miles of coastline and 239 coastal towns remain as vulnerable to another hurricane as they were in 2012   Read More ...
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Don't expect mild winter in Arkansas, forecasters say
While the past two winters ranked among Arkansas' top 10 warmest ever, don't expect another mild winter when December rolls around, weather forecasters say. National Weather Service statistics show it would be unprecedented for the state to have three consecutive winters with temperatures at least 3 degrees above average. In fact, two consecutive winters with such temperatures have occurred in the state only 17 times in the past 122 years, records show   Read More ...
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Fanged Kangaroos Survived Prehistoric Climate Change, Research Could Shed New Light On Extinction
Research conducted on fanged kangaroos, which came from a long-extinct family of Australian kangaroos, revealed that the species may have survived five million years longer than originally thought. The new study on what is being dubbed as “vampire kangaroos” is expected to shed more light on extinction. What are fanged kangaroos? A study led by the University of Queensland focused on species diversity, body size, and the time of extinction of fanged kangaroos   Read More ...
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Letter: Demand solutions to climate change
Holy Maria, these extreme weather events cost too much! Early estimates put this year’s climate chaos costs over $300 billion just for the hurricanes, not counting the economic damage from wildfires, droughts and rain bombs. It’s remiss to not also at least acknowledge other even bigger disasters like the flooding that has affected millions in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal. The pollution from our current and past profligate fossil fuel combustion, agricultural practices and land-use policies will burden our children with a huge, painful deficit in terms of loss of biodiversity and a stable climate   Read More ...
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Letter: Fading leaves
Fading leaves Monday’s Monitor featured an interesting Associated Press story headlined “Falling short of expectations,” concerning disrupted foliage in the Northeast this month despite forecasts of brilliant colors. A hot September was blamed. Last year it was the drought. The year before that it was something else. To help connect the dots on this series of shortfalls, here’s a relevant quote from the Oct   Read More ...
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Still a lot you can do in your garden before putting it to bed for the winter
October is a when putting the garden to bed begins. In our climate with such wet winters, it is best to cut back and collect the yellow and rotting foliage from perennials such as hosta, squash, beans and other plants that could harbor slugs and snails over the winter. If you used a drip system to water plants, this is a good week to check the emitters by turning on the water one last time and checking to see that the water still flows freely   Read More ...
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Woolly worms predict a stretch of severe winter weather with schools closed
LEWISBURG -- The children cheered and the adults booed when Mike Glazer announced that woolly worms -- those brown fuzzy caterpillars -- are predicting a stretch of severe weather this winter. The prediction is based on data collected by young judges who carefully examined caterpillars at the 21 annual Woolly Worm Festival Saturday in Lewisburg. "For about six weeks we are going to have severe weather," Glazer said after conferring with chief judge Olivia Mahon, a fifth grader from Lewisburg   Read More ...
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Al Gore talks climate change at Southern Festival of Books
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