User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: High Temperatures
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“We are left with the dregs”: Heron Pond’s toxic brew spotlights obstacles in Denver’s push to regain green space 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver’s willingness to embrace the contaminated Heron Pond and surrounding industrial land as a site for future parkland reflects the increasingly difficult challenge of establishing enough public green space to keep pace with population growth and development. Denver has fallen behind other U.S. cities in urban parks and open space.
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“We need more open spaces”: Denver residents feeling stifled by city’s building boom seek room to roam 14.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
Lack of sufficient green space has become a common complaint among residents as Denver morphs into a concrete metropolis. Rapid population growth and a development boom have combined to reduce green space per person. Ample backyards increasingly are relics as residents shift to condos, slot homes and high-rise buildings.
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Snowbound Europe Struggles to Dig Out After Deadly Storms 12.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: World
Alpine countries across Europe are battling record snowfalls that have claimed the lives of over a dozen people and severed road and air access to entire communities.
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U.S. Postal Service fined $150K after heat-related death of Woodland Hills mail carrier 11.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The United States Postal Service is facing nearly $150,000 in fines after the heat-related death of a Woodland Hills mail carrier last summer.

Peggy Frank, 63, was found dead in her non-air-conditioned mail truck on July 6, the same day temperatures in the Los Angeles neighborhood hit a high of...

Hobart's sky turns 'apocalyptic' as distant bushfire burns 4.1.2019 BBC: World
A bushfire raging in a distant region blankets the Australian city in clouds of smoke.
Catastrophic fires are a reckoning for Californians and their ‘new normal.’ Has the state reached a tipping point? 30.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In 1860, a young botanist raised in New York and schooled in Connecticut found himself on the payroll of the newly formed California Division of Mines and Geology. His job: Roam the vast, new state, taking samples and observations of plants and animals.

Over four years journeying across California,...

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Australian Open players to get 10-minute break in extreme heat 29.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Men's and women's singles players at the Australian Open will get a 10-minute break if temperatures reach dangerous levels.
2018 was a milestone year for climate science (if not politics) 28.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
2018 saw a string of more precise — and dire — assessments that a warming climate is affecting the weather. That didn't keep President Trump and others from questioning those scientific conclusions.
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Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018 27.12.2018 BBC: World
Ten weather events linked to climate change caused damage over $1bn in 2018, according to a study.
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Looking for a shred of good news on global warming? Consider the explosion of cheaper clean energy 25.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s clear that 2018 was a terrible year for Earth’s climate. California saw the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history, the continually thawing Arctic got down to the last 5% of its oldest and thickest ice, and after slowing in recent years, greenhouse gas emissions were once...

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El Niño rules: 40s again this week; Christmas Day snow chance? 17.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Highs in the 40s again this week.
Record high temperatures reported in northern Minnesota 16.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Temperatures climbed to near 50 degrees in northern Minnesota on Saturday, with several communities setting record highs for the date.
Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help 2.12.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
As representatives gather in Poland for talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.
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Climate change: Last four years are 'world's hottest' 29.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Twenty of the warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, say the World Meteorological Organization.
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Urgent warnings for Minnesota in U.S. climate report 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Climate change is already wreaking havoc in Minnesota, from making people sicker to threatening the wild rice crop. Those are a few of the grim conclusions tucked inside the latest National Climate Assessment.
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California’s attorney general clashes with Trump’s acting EPA chief over climate change 28.11.2018 LA Times: Environment

The acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency was on stage Wednesday morning, but he wasn’t the one defending his own agency’s latest findings about the huge economic toll that unchecked climate change will take on the United States.

It was his nemesis, California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra,...

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Here's what you need to know about the dire climate report Trump doesn't believe 27.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration released a major climate assessment on Black Friday. It is the most detailed and blunt assessment yet of the dangers of unchecked global warming.
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Bigger wildfires. Worsening droughts. More disease. How climate change is battering California 25.11.2018 LA Times: Environment

Bigger, more dangerous wildfires. Coastlines threatened by rising sea levels. Less water. More heat-related illnesses.

These are some of the ways climate change is rapidly changing California and the West, with conditions only expected to worsen, according to a landmark federal report, the first...

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A new tool is helping the Twin Cities metro area brace for climate change impacts 24.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
To help the Twin Cities metro area plan for the future climate, the Metropolitan Council has released a tool with detailed maps showing how at-risk different spots are to flooding and extreme heat.
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Bye-bye, beer? Brewers say they've got a plan on climate change 18.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A scientific paper published this week predicts climate change will send beer prices skyrocketing and drastically reduce the barley crop. It got tons of media attention. But is beer really doomed?
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