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  • - Shift to more intense rains threatens historic Italian wineryWine lovers may appreciate a dry white, but a lack of steady rainfall brought on by a changing climate is threatening a centuries old winemaking tradition in Italy, according to an international team of scientists.
  • - Ocean temperatures turbocharge April tornadoes over Great Plains regionDo climate shifts influence tornados over North America? New research found that Pacific and Atlantic ocean temperatures in April can influence large-scale weather patterns as well as the frequency of tornadoes over the Great Plains region.
  • - Extreme wildfires threaten to turn boreal forests from carbon sinks to carbon sourcesA research team investigated the impact of extreme fires on previously intact carbon stores by studying the soil and vegetation of the boreal forest and how they changed after a record-setting fire season in the Northwest Territories in 2014. They collected 200 soil samples and used radiocarbon dating to estimate the carbon age. They found combustion of legacy carbon in nearly half of the samples taken from young forests (less than 60 years old).
  • - Forecasting dusty conditions months in advanceA researcher has developed an advanced technique for forecasting dusty conditions months before they occur, promising transportation managers, climatologists and people suffering health issues much more time to prepare for dusty conditions.
  • - New evidence highlights growing urban water crisisNew research has found that in 15 major cities in the global south, almost half of all households lack access to piped utility water, affecting more than 50 million people.
  • - Wave climate projections predict risks to Aussie coastlinesResearchers have mapped out how much waves are likely to change around the globe under climate change and found that if we can limit warming to 2 degrees, signals of wave climate change are likely to stay within the range of natural climate variability.