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Older adults face health risks from high heat for many reasons, including medications. AP Photo/Manu Fernandez

Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population and rising temperatures mean millions are at risk

Older adults face greater health risks from extreme heat for several reasons. Communities can save lives by starting to make changes now.
Temperature sensitivity makes western fence lizards vulnerable to climate change. Greg Shine/BLM

Climate change is already forcing lizards, insects and other species to evolve – and most can’t keep up

From dark dragonflies becoming paler to plants flowering earlier, some species are slowly evolving with the climate. Evolutionary biologists explain why few will evolve fast enough.

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