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Scientists Tease Out Climate Change’s Role in Zika Spread

While the effects of El Niño and other weather cycles are beyond the control of humans, the recent spread of the disease into the U.S. is a savage reminder of the heavy toll that humans are taking on their planet — and of the potential for those changes to bite back... More

More Stagnant Air on the Rise, Upping Ozone Risk

With stagnant air now occurring more frequently in much of the country, the combination of heat and stagnant air are primed to counteract efforts to reduce ground-level ozone pollution and continue to put thousands of lives at risk every year... More

Across U.S., Heaviest Downpours On The Rise

Across most of the country, the heaviest downpours are happening more frequently, delivering a deluge in place of what would have been routine heavy rain... More

Is Your City Getting Dangerously Hot and Humid?

Chances are you’ve never heard the phrase “danger day” when it comes to weather. That’s because they’re rare. You’ll want to get to know it, though, because climate change is about to make them a lot more common over the next 15 years... More

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