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Extreme Heat Exposure Worsens Child Malnutrition

Exposure to extreme heat increases both chronic and acute malnutrition among infants and young children in low-income countries – threatening to reverse decades of progress, Cornell research finds.

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How Climate Change is Affecting Our Forests

When a severe summer drought hit Europe in 2018, the impact on food systems was immediate.

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Can Infrastructure and Tourism Endure Triple-Digit Temperatures, Extreme Weather During ‘Danger Season’?

Professors say it is a sign of more to come as climate change continues to create extreme weather challenges.

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Wildfire-Smoke Observations Fill Gap in Estimating Soot’s Role in Climate Change

New research refining the amount of sunlight absorbed by black carbon in smoke from wildfires will help clear up a longtime weak spot in Earth system models, enabling more accurate forecasting of global climate change.

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Q&A: Colorado State Climatologist on Record Heat, Wildfire Outlook and Climate Change

With nearly a third of the U.S. facing excessive heat warnings and the U.K. coming off of a stretch of record high temperatures, weather is dominating headlines around the world. 

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A Lake of Superior Cold

With heatwaves and triple-digit air temperatures afflicting much of the United States, there is at least one place that is colder than normal: Lake Superior.

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Lake Mead Keeps Dropping

Continuing a 22-year downward trend, water levels in Lake Mead stand at their lowest since April 1937, when the reservoir was still being filled for the first time. As of July 18, 2022, Lake Mead was filled to just 27 percent of capacity.

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US-European Satellite Will Make World’s First Global Freshwater Survey

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.

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In a Hotter World, Air Conditioning Isn’t a Luxury, It’s a Lifesaver

As extreme heatwaves ravage the United States, Europe and Africa, killing thousands, scientists warn that the worst is still to come.

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Why Jupiter Doesn’t Have Rings Like Saturn

Because it’s bigger, Jupiter ought to have larger, more spectacular rings than Saturn has. 

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