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In the 07/05/2019 edition:

As Ticks Spread, New Disease Risks Threaten People and Livestock

Rising temperature associated with climate change is a key factor affecting where — and how fast — potentially dangerous ticks colonize new places.

It didn't take long for one of America's newest tick species to find Thomas Mather.

Mather, an entomologist who specializes in the tiny disease-carriers, had taken a team of scientists to Staten Island, New York, in hopes of collecting at least one Asian longhorned tick.

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Climate Change Fingerprints Were All Over Europe's Latest Heat Wave, Study Finds

The record heat didn't just hit Europe. Globally, it was the hottest June on record, Greenland saw excessive melting, and wildfires lit up the Arctic.

The extreme heat wave that gripped Europe in late June and sent temperatures soaring to 114 degrees Fahrenheit was made at least five times more likely by global warming, scientists with the World Weather Attribution group said Tuesday.

It was a quick and unambiguous finding, a judgment that in past times would have been harder to declare without heavy hedging.

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Pete Buttigieg on Climate Change: Where the Candidate Stands

How do the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls compare on their climate history and promises to solve the crisis? ICN is analyzing their records.

"If this generation doesn't step up, we're in trouble. This is, after all, the generation that's gonna be on the business end of climate change for as long as we live." —Pete Buttigieg, April 2019

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