Author: Sharon Udasin

Antarctica’s ice shelves may be melting faster than anticipated: study

Antarctica’s ice shelves may be melting much faster than scientists previously anticipated — a phenomenon that could ultimately accelerate sea level rise, a new study has found. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory came to this conclusion by deploying a new model showing how dense, warm ocean water can get…

Newsom unveils new water strategy, warning California’s supply could drop 10 percent by 2040

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced a set of revamped water strategies on Thursday, warning that the state’s supply is expected to plunge by up to 10 percent by 2040. In anticipation of these shortfalls, Newsom unveiled a 16-page action document that focuses on “adapting to a hotter, drier future” by adjusting state priorities “based…

New Jersey issues first drought watch since 2016

Officials in New Jersey announced a statewide drought watch on Tuesday for the the first time in six years — urging residents to conserve water amid persistent dry conditions. The issuance of a drought watch is the first step in the Garden State’s three-stage drought advisory system, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection…

Climate change causing poorer fitness in children: study

Warming global temperatures — fueled by climate change — are making children less physically fit and more obese than ever before, a new study has found. And it’s a two-way street: physical fitness is also key to tolerating higher temperatures. A less active lifestyle caused by higher temperatures is putting kids at greater risk of suffering…