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"Sizzling Midwest Feels a Preview of a Hotter Future Climate"

"Extreme heat waves like the current string of scorching days in the Midwest have become more frequent worldwide in the last 60 years, and climate scientists expect that human-caused global warming will exacerbate the dangerous trend in coming decades. It comes with potentially life-threatening consequences for millions of people."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/22/2016

"Group Clones California Giant Trees To Combat Climate Change"

"At the foot of a giant sequoia in California's Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more than 20 stories into the dizzying canopy of a tree that survived thousands of years, enduring drought, wildfire and disease. There, the arborists clipped off tips of young branches to be hand-delivered across the country, cloned in a lab and eventually planted in a forest in some other part of the world."

Source: AP, 07/20/2016

"Increased Asthma Attacks Tied to Exposure to Natural Gas Production

"Exposure to more intense shale gas development correlates with a higher risk of asthma attacks among asthma patients, according to a new study of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale, one of the nation's largest and most active fracking regions."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/20/2016

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