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Wildfires and heat waves linked to an increased risk for preterm birth

Pregnant Californians exposed to extreme climate events like wildfires and heat waves were at a higher risk for giving birth early, according to a new study published in Environmental Research.

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Politicians avoid discussing climate change during Indian elections

As India’s general elections approach, voters are facing climate-related hardships that politicians largely ignore.

Sibi Arasu reports for the Associated Press.

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Summer of 2023 was the hottest in two millennia, says study

A new study analyzing ancient tree rings reveals that last summer was the hottest in the past 2,000 years, with unprecedented warmth across the Northern Hemisphere.

Doyle Rice reports for USA Today.

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Summer heat risks escalating in the US

Summer heat risks escalating in the US

The National Weather Service predicts a particularly hot summer for the U.S., with potential increases in extreme weather events and health risks.

Li Zhou reports for Vox.

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Opinion: European court's climate ruling holds lessons for action on plastic pollution

A recent landmark decision by the European Court of Human Rights held Switzerland accountable for inadequate climate policies, specifically highlighting the increased risk of heatwave-related deaths among older women. Plastic production is another case where governments have failed to protect vulnerable groups.

Sian Sutherland writes for Euronews.

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Extreme heat raises pregnancy risks, study shows

Extreme heat raises pregnancy risks, study shows

A recent study from India reveals that working in extreme heat significantly increases the risk of stillbirth and miscarriage among pregnant women.

Tulip Mazumdar reports for BBC.

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