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    Torrential Rain Floods Drought-Stricken Southwest

    Torrential Rain Floods Drought-Stricken Southwest

    Heavy rains set off significant flooding from Arizona to Texas that killed at least one person in Mesquite on Monday in a wild weather whiplash for a region that has seen drought and extreme heat this summer. Climate change, mainly caused by the extraction and combustion of fossil fuels, is making both droughts and extreme precipitation events […]

    Drought and Heat Bring ‘False Autumn’ to UK Trees

    Drought and Heat Bring ‘False Autumn’ to UK Trees

    People across the UK have noticed trees changing color and losing their leaves early, but this isn’t because of a sudden cold snap. In fact, the opposite is to blame. A summer of heat waves and drought worsened by the climate crisis is putting pressure on the nation’s trees and might even kill some of […]

    Heat Waves Pose Deadly Threats to Incarcerated People, Prison Staff

    Heat Waves Pose Deadly Threats to Incarcerated People, Prison Staff

    By J. Carlee Purdum Extreme heat is taking an increasing toll across the U.S. in summertime. People who are incarcerated are among society’s most vulnerable groups and have been especially affected. More than a dozen states do not have air conditioning in all of their prison units, including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, […]

    Doctors Warn Climate Crisis Could Lead to More Skin Cancer

    Doctors Warn Climate Crisis Could Lead to More Skin Cancer

    Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF). Most cases of melanoma can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, and excess exposure increases the risk of all types of skin cancer. The climate crisis is causing higher temperatures in […]