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Climate and the statistics of extremes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Swiss mathematicians have shown that the risk of extreme climate events is largely underestimated. They are developing a model for better understanding the impact of climate change.

Jan 18, 2012 3.9 / 5 (7) 20

July heat wave set records across Northeast

July's recent heat wave broke records for longevity and came close to all-time temperature in several major cities, says Jessica Rennells, a climatologist and extension support specialist at the Northeast Regional Climate ...

Jul 13, 2012 4.2 / 5 (5) 3

Weekend heat wave to bake western US

(AP)—Tigers at the Phoenix Zoo are getting frozen fish snacks. Temporary cooling stations are popping up. And airlines are monitoring the soaring temperatures as the western U.S. falls into the grips of a dangerous heat ...

Jun 28, 2013 3.5 / 5 (4) 0

It's not just the heat – it's the ozone

During heat waves – when ozone production rises – plants' ozone absorption is curtailed, leaving more pollution in the air, and costing an estimated 460 lives in the UK in the hot summer of 2006.

Jul 19, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 1