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Category: Impacts :: Disease
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Hidden health hazards of climate change 24.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
According to the Centers for Disease Control, insect-borne diseases have tripled in the United States in recent years, and warmer weather is largely to blame.
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By getting serious about limiting global warming, the world could save itself more than $20 trillion 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Fighting global warming is starting to sound like a lucrative investment. A new study out of Stanford University finds that keeping global warming a half-degree beneath the Paris climate agreement’s 2 degree Celsius target could potentially save more than $20 trillion globally.

The findings, described...

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The Energy 202: EPA holds summit on dangerous chemicals after delayed report 22.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
PFAS are on the agenda.
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I Asked a Bunch of Scientists if Climate Change Was Affecting the Bacteria in My Gut 20.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Those of us who believe in climate change (and maybe some who don’t) jokingly blame all kinds of things on it, from flat tires to summer hailstorms. Case of the flu? Climate change. Mudslide? Climate change. (Usually, we’re right.) But I was […]
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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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This is the Worst Way to Become Vegetarian 11.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When Peter Coughlin was in his sophomore year at James Madison University in northern Virginia, he was besieged by a strange and unsettling illness. At random times throughout the night, Coughlin would wake up with hives, full body chills, and raging fevers. […]
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Australia pledges US$34-million to help save the koala 7.5.2018 Hindu: Internet
Just 43,000 left in the wild as habitat loss, dog attacks, car strikes, climate change and disease take their toll on the iconic marsupial.
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Climate change is now giving the United States the pleasures of insect-borne tropical diseases 2.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Climate change is now giving the United States the pleasures of insect-borne tropical diseases
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Watch 15 years of Arctic change captured in just a few minutes 25.4.2018 Washington Post
Watch 15 years of Arctic change captured in just a few minutes
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Trump’s record on science so far is a mixed bag 1.4.2018 Washington Post: Editorials
A promising start on public health but more backward thinking on climate change.
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How warmer winters are making us sick 30.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the climate gets warmer and wetter, it's bringing ticks -- and the diseases they carry -- farther north.
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Key Assessment of Climate Threats, Cyberwar and Terrorism Goes "Missing" Under Trump 27.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
What poses a bigger threat to the United States -- climate disruption or terrorism? Federal officials may know the answer, but a strategic data analysis comparing the relative likelihood and severity of national security threats ranging from terrorism and cyberwarfare to industrial accidents and climate-fueled natural disasters remains out of public view under the Trump administration. (Image: jxfzsy / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Want to see more coverage of the issues that matter? Make a donation to Truthout to ensure that we can publish more original stories like this one. What poses the bigger threat to the United States, terrorist attacks or flooding and extreme weather fueled by climate disruption? What about cyberwarfare, outbreaks of infectious disease or  crumbling infrastructure? Politicians give various answers to such questions, depending on their political priorities. For example, President Trump has scoffed at the threat of climate disruption while rolling back Obama-era environmental ...
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Can Philippines storm survivors hold companies to account for climate damage? 22.3.2018 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
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Government issues dust deadline: March 31 or face suspension 19.3.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Don't forget: Stephen Hawking strongly denounced Trump's climate policies 17.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant theoretical physicist and adept explainer of science who died Wednesday, contributed more to humankind’s understanding of its universe than all but a small handful of people who ever lived. But as someone who served as a highly visible public figure as much as an...

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Fading wolf population to be restored at Isle Royale 17.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Federal officials announced a tentative plan Friday to relocate 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan over three years to replenish a population that has nearly died out because of inbreeding and disease.
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Should climate change be called murder? What do you call knowingly killing people? 13.3.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Should climate change be called murder? What do you call knowingly killing people?
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Climate Change Pushes Ticks Into Canada, Bringing Lyme Disease (and Confusion) With Them 11.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Joanne Seiff, a resident of Manitoba, contracted Lyme disease a couple of years ago but didn’t remember pulling off the tick that bit her; nor did she have the telltale bullseye rash of a tick bite. Her husband Jeff Marcus, who grew […]
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The Green Movement Is Lily White. That’s a Problem. 17.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  It’s been 20 years since Esteban González Burchard took a trip to Chicago that changed his life. The asthma researcher had been to the Windy City before, so tourism wasn’t on his agenda. Rather, he was there to attend the American Thoracic […]
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“The Water Stinks.” For Many Rural Americans the Only Choice Is Toxic. 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “I’ll be honest with you,” said Gary Michael Hunt. “You never know when you go in there and turn on the faucet if you have water, or if you ain’t going to have no water.” Hunt, a former coal miner […]
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