Persistent heat waves and dry lightning are part of the problem. For firefighters, the erratic behavior gets dangerous quickly.
Aug. 25, 2020 • ~6 min
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Farmer interviews offer a rich and detailed perspective on extreme weather and climate change.
July 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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Recent summers have offered a taste of things to come for Welsh farmers.
May 4, 2020 • ~6 min
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"We can't attribute single fire events to climate change. But the trends in large fire events... are consistent with expected trends in a warming climate."
April 8, 2020 • ~5 min
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Some forests, particularly in more arid regions, have become more drought tolerant, primarily thanks to the death of less hardy trees.
March 31, 2020 • ~6 min
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Dung beetles help rainforests regrow – but extreme drought and wildfires in the Amazon are killing them off
A new study finds 70% of Amazonian dung beetles were killed by the severe fire and droughts of 2015 to 2016. By spreading seeds and poop, dung beetles fertilize forests and aid regrowth of vegetation.
March 9, 2020 • ~6 min
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Our research has brought us into contact with multiple communities whose lives are increasingly precarious thanks to climate change.
March 3, 2020 • ~7 min
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Thanks to climate change, "the East Coast could start looking like the West Coast from a water standpoint. That's going to be a real challenge."
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
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