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Heatwave health warning as Britons told to stay indoors.

Billions to face 'deadly threshold' of heat extremes by 2100, finds study

Up to three quarters of the world's population could be at risk from deadly heat extremes by the end of the century, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 19. 2017.

Explainer: Dealing with the 'loss and damage' caused by climate change

Scaling down our emissions and building resilience against climate change can only take us so far. Some negative impacts and damages are now... Read More

Explainers | May 9. 2017.
Humanitarian aid in Turkana, Kenya, in response to a lingering cholera outbreak

El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall... Read More

Public health | Apr 10. 2017.
Coastal erosion on the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea

Guest post: Adapting to climate change through ‘managed retreat’

Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Stanford University specialising in climate change risks and adaptation decisions. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 27. 2017.
Smog over the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Guest post: Beijing 'severe haze' could be 50% more frequent under climate change

This is a guest article by Dr Wenju Cai, from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia, and Ke Li from the... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 20. 2017.
James Okeyo cooks dinner on his three stone cook stove in Kisumu, Kenya. The EnDev Kenya Country Programme is helping to replace these three older charcoal stoves with cleaner, less smoky wood burning stoves. Up to December 2015, 87,000 households have switched to the improved, cleaner burning jiko kisasa (firewood stove).

Phasing out cookstoves a 'win-win' for climate and health, study shows

Replacing traditional wood and coal-burning cookstoves with cleaner technology could trim nearly a tenth of a degree from global temperature and save... Read More

Public health | Feb 1. 2017.
A scientist studies the mosquitos that transmit the Zika virus.

Zika outbreak ‘fuelled by’ El Niño and climate change

The combination of a strong El Niño event and human-caused climate change created optimal conditions for the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in... Read More

Public health | Dec 19. 2016.
Triathlon training - athlete swimming

Warming Atlantic Ocean leads to rise in marine bacteria

Rising sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic are likely to be behind a recent surge in cases of diarrhoeal diseases from marine bacteria in... Read More

Public health | Aug 8. 2016.
A mosquito type known as Anopheles gambiae

Climate change could curb malaria risk in West Africa by end of century

A new study suggests that climate change could make West Africa less hospitable for mosquitoes by the end of the century, reducing the risk of malaria... Read More

Public health | Jul 18. 2016.
The cliffs being eroded at the Birling Gap. The houses on the cliff are long empty and uninhabited.

UK faces urgent climate change risks, says CCC

The UK must address a number of urgent risks due to climate change, the government's climate advisers have warned. ... Read More

Risk and adaptation | | Jul 12. 2016.
Aedes aegypti mosquito in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Climate change to widen range of disease-carrying mosquitoes, says study

Infectious diseases, such as dengue and the Zika virus, could spread to new parts of the world as mosquitoes expand their habitats in a warmer, wetter... Read More

Public health | Apr 28. 2016.
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