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How to foresee US heat waves

Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks ...

dateOct 27, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Climate change increased the number of deaths

The increased temperatures caused by ongoing climate change in Stockholm, Sweden between 1980 and 2009 caused 300 more premature deaths than if the temperature increase did not take place. In Sweden as a whole, it would mean ...

dateOct 22, 2013 in Environment
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Extreme weather events fuel climate change

When the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere rises, the Earth not only heats up, but extreme weather events, such as lengthy droughts, heat waves, heavy rain and violent storms, may become more frequent. ...

dateAug 14, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Heat intensifies Siberian wildfires

The summer of 2012 was the most severe wildfire season Russia had faced in a decade. 2013 might be headed in the same direction after an unusual heat wave brought a surge of fire activity in northern Siberia ...

dateAug 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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New York heat wave kills four

The heat wave that hit New York last week killed four elderly people, the office of the city's chief medical examiner (OCME)said Monday.

dateJul 23, 2013 in Environment
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Nighttime heat waves quadruple in Pacific Northwest

Nighttime heat waves are becoming more frequent in western Washington and Oregon. And if you don't sleep well in hot weather, this might be a good time to buy a fan, since records show that on average heat waves tend to strike ...

dateJul 19, 2013 in Environment
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