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    Flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease and "stomach bugs" may be more common during and immediately after heat waves, a new study suggests.Swiss researchers looked ...

  2. Is climate change to blame for recent heat waves ?

    It's no surprise to those who follow climate science that temperature patterns have shifted as the world has warmed up. But in a new study, outspoken climate scienti...

  3. Mascots in danger, prez hops aboard Michigan State's bandwagon and Joe Biden jumps off

    Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your NCAA tournament needs. If you think the lack of breathable polyester in those ridiculous get-...

  4. Obama administration unveils climate change data initiative

    The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.The White House on Wednesday announced ...

  5. No deep freeze Down Under: Australia swelters in heat wave following hottest year on record

    Bats are dropping from trees, kangaroos are collapsing in the Outback and gardens are turning brown. While North America freezes under record polar temperatures, the...

  6. Hottest year ever? Skeptics question revisions to climate data

    2012 was a scorcher, but was it the warmest year ever?A report released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) called it "the warmest year e...

  7. Heat waves : What you need to know

    With temperatures skyrocketing in the West over the weekend, people are wondering what they need to know to stay safe.The first thing we all need to know is that ext...

  8. AccuWeather LIVE: Devastating Wildfire Season, Heat Waves

    This Thursday on another edition of AccuWeather LIVE, we will be joined by wildfire experts to discuss aspects of this year's destructive wildfire season. Forensic f...

  9. NASA: 2012 Was 9th Hottest Year on Record Worldwide

    Last year was the ninth hottest year for the globe since 1880, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) tod...

  10. Scientists: Killer Heat Waves Tied to Global Warming

    In Fresno, the morgue is full of victims from a California heat wave. A combination of heat and power outages killed a dozen people in Missouri. And in parts of Euro...

  11. 2004 Fourth-Hottest Year on Record

    The year 2004, punctuated by four powerful hurricanes ( search ) in the Caribbean and deadly typhoons lashing Asia, was the fourth-hottest on record, extending a tre...

  12. Big Chill vs. Global Warming : What's Going On?

    The recent, rare snow in Jerusalem and parts of Lebanon, along with freezing temperatures for Southern California have not nixed the reality of climate change. The p...

  1. A hot list from international climate scientist: 8 'reasons for concern' about global warming

    If you have already read "12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats," now you can move on to "8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming."A United Nations panel of s...

  2. Researchers Find Five Previously Undetected Greenhouse Gases

    Two new scientific research efforts have uncovered five new man-made greenhouse gases that may play a role in climate change and ozone depletion.Increasing greenhous...

  3. UN report dials up humanity's global warming risks; scientist says 'We're all sitting ducks'

    If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations...

  4. New UN report warns humans more vulnerable than ever to effects of climate change

    If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations...

  5. UN says 2013 'extreme' weather events due to human-induced climate change

    The U.N. weather agency blames human impact on the global climate for much of last year's extreme weather that wreaked havoc in Asia and the Pacific region and in Eu...

  6. Snow storm? NASA, NOAA call 2013 4th hottest year ever

    The sweltering year of 1988 first put global warming in the headlines and ended up as the hottest year on record. But on Tuesday, it was pushed out of the top 20 war...

  7. Study: Southwest to Get Much Hotter

    A study billed by its researchers as the most detailed projection yet of climate change says hotter, drier Southwestern summers will become a reality by the late 21s...

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