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West Nile Virus Reaches Florida

Global Warming Means Dangerous Mosquitoes.

One of the effects of global warming could be the spread of the disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquito, a new study warns. Two researchers at Illinois State University found that the Asian tiger breeds faster in higher temperatures, which means that they could spread farther north and survive...

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Something Good About Global Warming

Finally, something good about global warming: it has reduced ozone depletion in the atmosphere.

The destruction of the ozone layer over the Northern Hemisphere has been less in recent years. This has been due to warmer temperatures, rather than a drop in ozone-depleting chemicals, UN experts say.

The depletion recorded since...

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New Administration Goes to Work for Business

The new administration has been staffed primarily by big business executives. In fact, there has not been an administration so deeply connected to big business and the banking community since that of Herbert Hoover, which was ended by the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932.

And the new president has wasted no time in serving...

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Stratosphere in Persistent Warming Trend

The stratosphere above the northern hemisphere has been much warmer than normal for over a week. This is a relatively unusual situation at this time of year, and could be due in part to recent solar activity, and on a longer-term basis, to the buildup of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.

As long as the condition persists, there is the...

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Kilimanjaro Is Melting

The white ice on top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, that Hemingway wrote about so lovingly in his book "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," is melting away. A survey has found that 82 percent of the ice field that has existed on Kilimanjaro since 1912 has melted, says Lonnie G. Thompson of Ohio StateUniversity.

"The ice will be gone by 2015 or...

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Ancient Microbe Threat in Global Warming

Global warming effect sea levels and weather conditions, but there is an additional threat that few people are aware of-melting glaciers will release ancient microbes and bacteria that have not roamed the earth for 20 million years, since before human beings were even on the planet. Our immune systems will not be prepared for the onslaught....

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More Powerful Hurricanes Predicted

The hurricane season arrives in the summer, and scientists warn that stormier weather awaits us in the future. A conference of climatologists in Australia have predicted an increase in the severity of coastal storms over the next century, as sea levels rise dramatically.

Dr. John Church says that global warming will cause a rise in sea...

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