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Soil drought could reduce human death rates during heat waves by lowering air humidity, while cooling strategies like wetting surfaces could inadvertently intensify lethal heat stress, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances.
The Energy Mix
Asia-Pacific is one of the most vulnerable regions, and the impacts are projected to intensify in the future if no actions are taken.
Climate Adaptation Platform
A thunderstorm rolls over the Great Plains
Climate modeling predicts that conditions conducive to severe thunderstorms will arise more often as Earth warms.
Eos - AGU
Evidence shows that high temperatures lead to excess morbidity and mortality in adults, but less is known about how heat affects children. This study is the first to evaluate the impacts of heat on children’s health in all major regions around the country.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Computer simulations of snow cover can accurately forecast avalanche hazard, according to a new international study involving researchers from Simon Fraser University.
Simon Fraser University
Earth surface in medicine mask to fight against Corona virus. Concept of fighting epidemic and climate change.
Given the significant number of cities affected by disasters such as floods, landslides and drought in the South and Southeast, the study focused on these regions and selected 45 cities in seven metropolitan areas affected by disasters in recent years
A cyclist waits at a crosswalk under heavy rain in Tokyo
With a warming climate, atmospheric rivers will likely bring record-breaking precipitation events to mountainous parts of East Asia such as the Japanese Alps, according to a new University of Tsukuba modeling study.
University of Tsukuba
Studies offer preview of what electricity consumers on the West Coast could experience .
National Science Foundation