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  • Air Pollution Progress Still Undermined by Western Wildfires
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    Research Report by Climate Central August 2018 Summary This report is part of “Breathing Fire,” a series of research reports and journalism features by Climate Central.Download report PDF In more than half of the states in the American West, the largest wildfire on record for each state has occurred since 2000. Large wildfires damage... Read more »
  • West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role
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    Read Climate Central’s research report, “U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days.’”Download story PDF here By John Upton (Climate Central) and Kyle Jones (El Paso Times) Elisa Sierra had just given birth to twins when she became infected with West Nile virus. The infection left Sierra, who lives on the West... Read more »
  • U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days’
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    Research Report by Climate Central Download report PDF Among the many consequences of human-caused climate change is a change in the pattern, incidence and location of some diseases spread by biting mosquitoes, ticks and flies. These diseases pose a significant public health challenge globally, including in the United States. The number of mosquito... Read more »
  • Missouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse
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    Research Report by Climate Central Download full report</em Agriculture is vital to the state of Missouri. In 2016, Missouri agriculture, forestry and related industries put nearly 400,000 people to work and contributed more than $88 billion to the economy. But this critical sector is under threat, in part due to the increase in... Read more »
  • As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight Worsening Erosion
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    This is the first story in “Life on the Edge,” a series of journalism and research initiatives at Climate Central examining wetlands, sea-level rise and coastal change with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. This story was produced and published through partnerships with the Pensacola News Journal and PBS... Read more »
  • Air Conditioning Costs Rise With Arizona’s Heat
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    By John Upton (Climate Central) and Gloria Knott (Arizona Daily Star) TUCSON, Ariz. — After Curt Tyler’s air conditioner broke down five years ago, he decided to rely on a swamp cooler to save money. Now he frequently swelters inside his own house — while saving more than $100 a month on... Read more »
  • Report: The High Cost of Hot
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    Research Report by Climate Central Download report PDF As additional carbon pollution continues to trap more and more heat in the atmosphere, the higher temperatures that result can come with a hefty price tag. Some of those costs hit our wallets in the form of higher energy bills from greater use of... Read more »
  • Antarctic Ocean Discovery Warns of Faster Global Warming
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    By Mikayla Mace, Arizona Daily Star A group of scientists, including one from the University of Arizona, has new findings suggesting Antarctica's Southern Ocean — long known to play an integral role in climate change — may not be absorbing as much pollution as previously thought. © (2018) Arizona Daily Star. This... Read more »
  • Rising Seas Could Swell Arizona’s Population
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    Arizona’s low taxes and living costs, friendly culture, arts scenes and easy access to outdoor activities make it an appealing state in which to settle. And in decades ahead the state’s draw as a new home could be boosted as seas rise and oceans warm, forcing coastal residents to deal with... Read more »
  • Sea Level Stakes for the Caribbean, in Pictures
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    Sea Level Rise Report by Climate Central Long-term sea level rise set in motion by near-term carbon emissions threatens major coastal cities across the world. Science-based imagery helps show the stakes for the Caribbean. The first image in each pair below shows projections of post-2100 sea level rise that could be locked... Read more »