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    UK Issues First-Ever ‘Red’ Heat Warning

    UK Issues First-Ever ‘Red’ Heat Warning

    As a heat wave continues to bake the European continent, the UK issued its first ever “Red warning for exceptional heat.” Britain’s Met Office said on Friday that it was issuing the alert because temperatures were forecast to hit and perhaps overtake 40 degrees Celsius Monday and Tuesday. 

    The Environmental Impact of Solar Panels

    The Environmental Impact of Solar Panels

    “Switch to solar panels to help save the planet,” they say. And they’re (mostly) right. Solar panels are a great source of clean energy because, unlike fossil fuels, solar energy doesn’t produce harmful carbon emissions while creating electricity. But how “clean” is the process of creating solar panels? Ironically enough, solar panel production is reliant […]

    How to Keep Cool When You Don’t Have Air Conditioning at Home

    How to Keep Cool When You Don’t Have Air Conditioning at Home

    Ask a climate scientist, and they’ll confirm what you already suspect: it’s getting hotter. Much hotter.  19 of the 20 hottest years recorded have occurred since 2000, and the last seven have each been hotter than the last. 2021 took the cake as the hottest year on record, and 2022 is shaping up to be […]

    Sydney Flooding Kills One, Forces Thousands From Their Homes

    Sydney Flooding Kills One, Forces Thousands From Their Homes

    At least one person has died and around 50,000 were warned they might need to flee their homes as Sydney, Australia, is experiencing its fourth major flood emergency in 16 to 18 months.  The flooding was caused by a storm that brought a year’s worth of rainfall to some areas in just three days, as […]

    Romantic Partners Can Influence Each Other’s Assumptions and Behaviors on Climate Change, Study Finds

    Romantic Partners Can Influence Each Other’s Assumptions and Behaviors on Climate Change, Study Finds

    Romantic partners can be the sounding boards for each other’s thoughts on all sorts of issues, including the climate crisis. But, until recently, there hadn’t been much examination of whether one partner’s views on climate change could influence the other’s. A research team led by the Yale School of the Environment’s Yale Program on Climate […]