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Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study

Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study

Heatwaves have increased in both length and frequency in nearly every part of the world since the 1950s, according to what is described as the first study to look at the issue at a regional level.

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Jellyfish the size of dinner plates are welcoming visitors to Northeast beaches

Jellyfish the size of dinner plates are welcoming visitors to Northeast beaches

Some beaches in the northeastern United States are dealing with more than the threat of COVID-19 this holiday weekend. They have to contend with an unwelcome visitor: the Lion’s Mane jellyfish.

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100.4 degree Arctic temperature record confirmed as study suggests Earth is warmest in at least 12,000 years

100.4 degree Arctic temperature record confirmed as study suggests Earth is warmest in at least 12,000 years

In a press conference Tuesday, the head of science at Russia’s Hydrometeorological Centre confirmed that the town of Verkhoyansk did indeed reach 100.4° F on June 20th. The official confirmation was requested by the World Meteorological Organization.

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Why so hot so early in the summer?

Why so hot so early in the summer?

Alarmingly, though, the summer solstice this year saw one rather unexpected region hit an all-time high: Verkhoyansk, Russia—north of the Arctic Circle—recorded a temperature of 100.4°F, the hottest it’s been there since 1885.

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Why the Mediterranean is a climate change hotspot

Why the Mediterranean is a climate change hotspot

Although global climate models vary in many ways, they agree on this: The Mediterranean region will be significantly drier in coming decades, potentially seeing 40 percent less precipitation during the winter rainy season.

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Overconsumption and growth economy key drivers of environmental crises

Overconsumption and growth economy key drivers of environmental crises

Researchers, led by a UNSW sustainability scientist, have reviewed existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts, reaching a clear conclusion: technology will only get us so far when working towards sustainability—we need far-reaching lifestyle changes and different economic paradigms.

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Carpet shell clams reveal high levels of pollution in several coastal lagoons in Tunisia

Carpet shell clams reveal high levels of pollution in several coastal lagoons in Tunisia

Transitional waters, those situated between land and the sea, such as lagoons and estuaries, are more exposed to human activity and these waters are slowly refreshed, meaning that their ecosystems are more vulnerable to pollution. Also, there is evidence for the relationship between a rise in temperature and a greater level of pollution

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Coal-burning in Siberia led to climate change 250 million years ago

Coal-burning in Siberia led to climate change 250 million years ago

A team of researchers has provided the first ever direct evidence that extensive coal burning in Siberia is a cause of the Permo-Triassic Extinction, the Earth’s most severe extinction event.

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Climate change batters this Arctic island—can the community cope?

Climate change batters this Arctic island—can the community cope?

From vanishing ice to shifting walruses, Native Alaskans living on Little Diomede have watched their home transform with disturbing speed.

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