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Tag: Societal Impacts
  1. A composite image of blooming phytoplankton and swirling currents along the coast of California and western Mexico. (Credit: Norman Kuring / NASA)

    Ocean acidification prediction now possible years in advance

    A team of researchers has developed a method that could enable scientists to accurately forecast ocean acidity up to five years in advance. This would enable fisheries and communities that depend on seafood negatively affected by ocean acidification to adapt to changing conditions in real time, improving economic and food security in the next few decades. 

    • Climate

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  2. South Asian residents face increasing threat of extreme heat combined with extreme air pollution

    As temperatures warm across much of the globe, how often will people be threatened by extreme heat and extreme air pollution happening at the same time?

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate

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  3. Irrigation of agricultural fields in California.

    Irrigation alleviates hot extremes driven by human-caused climate change

    New research finds that irrigation can cancel out, or even reverse, the increased risk of heat extremes associated with human-caused climate change.

    • Climate

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  4. Nuclear test near Las Vegas

    Regional nuclear war could threaten global catastrophe

    A hypothetical nuclear war between India and Pakistan could kill 50-125 million people in the two nations in less than a week, according to new research.

    • Air Quality

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  5. Fishermen at dusk on Lake Victoria. (Photo by Africraigs.)

    Lifesaving storm warnings for Africa's Lake Victoria

    The HIGHWAY project aims to help the nations in the Lake Victoria Basin disseminate timely forecasts and warnings to those at risk.

    • Weather

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