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Breakdown in local canal that led to micro-drought situation in Humpata (Huíla). Ruy Blanes

How not to respond to drought: lessons from Angola

Despite international and national responses to the drought, the situation is dire. The government’s response is a lesson in how not to deal with drought.
Flooding from hurricanes like Irma in Florida can overwhelm sewer systems and spread pathogens in other ways. Brian Blanco/Getty Images

58% of human infectious diseases can be worsened by climate change – we scoured 77,000 studies to map the pathways

It’s not just mosquitos. Flooding, extreme heat and other climate-related hazards are bringing people into contact with pathogens more often, and affecting people’s ability to fight off disease.
Stefan Doerr

Climate change: wildfire risk has grown nearly everywhere – but we can still influence where and how fires strike

Fire weather reason – when wildfires are most likely to strike – has expanded almost everywhere.

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