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Climate change: Warning that heart deaths 'set to double'

Heatwaves are already claiming lives – and by the middle of the century, cardiovascular deaths could more than double, the researchers warned.

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Heat waves: How does extreme heat affect our physical and mental health?

Heat is called the silent killer because we simply don’t know all of its effects on our bodies.

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Body shock: Six ways the heat affects the human body

How excessive temperatures can harm every part of our bodies causing, in extreme cases, cancer, strokes and heart attacks.

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Climate change is messing with bears’ hibernation schedules

Bears will have to rethink their concept of hibernation as the climate warms and winters grow shorter. How they respond will say much about their commitment to winter naps, and about the deep interconnections between climate and animal behavior.

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The severe weather event we routinely ignore: Poor air quality

Air pollution is just as fatal as hurricanes, and it profoundly affects our well-being. Yet we no longer treat it as a crisis.
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How many people die when polluters exceed their limits?

A new report tallies the death toll from excess emissions by looking at air pollution and spikes in local ozone levels.
U.S. ruling could mean a flood of new claims against Volkswagen

U.S. ruling could mean a flood of new claims against Volkswagen

Judges on Monday cleared the way for counties to pursue the automaker, which has already paid more than $20 billion in federal penalties for cheating on pollution tests, under local laws.