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Hot weather is bad news for bird sperm

A new study led by Macquarie University and spanning Sydney and Oslo has shown that exposure to extreme temperatures, such as those experienced during heatwave conditions, significantly reduces sperm quality in zebra finches, ...

dateJan 19, 2018 in Ecology
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Extreme weather is getting more extreme

In the past month, Hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida and several islands in the Caribbean. Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston and other parts of Texas and Louisiana. A magnitude 8.2 earthquake devastated Chiapas ...

dateSep 11, 2017 in Environment
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Video: How will climate change impact shelter?

Around the globe, extreme events such as floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, and heat waves increasingly result in forced migration and loss of life, property, and security. Hot days are becoming hotter and more frequent, ...

dateAug 15, 2017 in Environment
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The current heat spell is needed for the monsoon

Will this week's high temperatures make it into the record book? Can we top 122 F? We don't know yet, but as we move through this extreme heat spell, one thing is for certain, the unpredictability of the weather means records ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Environment
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