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Japan: Next Olympics marathon course has dangerous hot spots for spectators

EOS

Researchers have studied weather conditions along the 2020 Olympics marathon course in Tokyo to identify where high levels of heat may jeopardise spectators’ health. The scientists are now liaising with officials about how to make spectators more comfortable and reduce heat-related health risks.

  • Senegal: How researchers and businesses began speaking the same language

    CDKN

    After little interest from big businesses, researchers in Senegal successfully engaged and informed small and medium enterprises about their climate risks by developing new information-sharing mechanisms and holding meetings with stakeholders. The sector has now increased its participation in the researchers' activities and has a better understanding of its risks.

  • Europe’s most important river is running dry

    Bloomberg LP

    The Rhine waterway, which serves as an economic lifeline in Europe because it is critical to moving thousands of goods, risks becoming impassable as climate change increases temperatures and causes alpine ice flows to shrink, parching the river. Low water levels have already caused a financial impact on manufacturers by affecting their operations.

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