Climate and Health


As parts of U.S. hit critical global warming threshold, here’s where Dallas-Fort Worth stands

A new analysis found that parts of the U.S. have already hit a critical 2 degrees Celsius global warming threshold. Here's where Texas stands according to the Dallas Morning News: ...

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Some Fish Are Still Full of Mercury, for a Worrying Reason

Emissions of mercury have declined, but levels in fish could still increase thanks to overfishing and a changing climate. ...

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Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

A report by the United Nations prepared by more than 100 experts from 52 countries found that the world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates". Combined with climate change, this is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself and window to address the threat is closing rapidly. ...

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Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers

Scientists said an abundance of toxic air pollution nanoparticles was found in the hearts of young city dwellers and this represents a serious public health concern.  A recent comprehensive review concluded that air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, as tiny particles are inhaled, move into the bloodstream and are transported around the body. Air pollution must urgently be reduced. ...

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