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The Cost of Killer Heat: A Rising Risk of Death in Poor Nations

A few years ago, several top climate researchers joined forces to launch a data-intensive economics research project that promised the most careful estimates yet of how much damage warming may bring and what it implies for the cost of climate …

October Third Warmest for Earth, 2016 Likely Breaks Record

While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the globe averaged …

New York City Bank Thieves Stole $5M in Cash, Diamonds

Bank burglars reminded New York’s top police official of a Hollywood movie as they pulled off two nighttime heists, snatching about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes before they were caught, authorities …

As Vehicle Thefts Decline, Incidence of Stolen Car Parts Rise

While car thefts are declining across the country, the thefts of some parts and accessories are proving to be a lucrative business for professional thieves. In the Detroit area, it’s become a huge problem that‘s costing consumers, insurance companies, car …

Heat and Smoke Make Things Miserable in California

Sweltering heat and a blanket of smoke from California wildfires are making it a miserable week for Sacramento residents. The Sacramento Bee says wildfires burning in most every direction are sending smoke into the region. Day care centers are keeping …

USDA Declares 44 Illinois Counties Disaster Areas

Summer’s drought and excessive heat have led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare 44 Illinois counties natural disaster areas. Farmers and ranchers in another 33 counties also qualify for assistance because they are contiguous to the affected areas. The …

Disasters in US: An Extreme and Exhausting Year

Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes. Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought. Deadly tornadoes leveling towns. Massive rivers overflowing. A billion-dollar blizzard. And now, unusual hurricane-caused flooding in Vermont. If what’s falling from the sky isn’t …