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Climate change causes killer heatwaves

Climate News Network -
As average summer temperatures rise in the tropics, so do the risks of mass death from killer heatwaves, climate scientists find.
Scientific American

India Faces Fatal Rise in Heat Waves

Scientific American -
“As the temperature goes higher, the impact can potentially become exponentially worse, so this is something that is very serious, very important,” said Omid Mazdiyasni, a researcher at the University of California, Irvine, and a lead author of the paper.

Deadly heatwaves surge in India, with worse ahead, researchers say

Reuters -
A modest 0.5 degree Celsius rise in average temperatures in India over the last 50 years has led to a nearly 150 percent hike in heatwaves that kill at least 100 people, said researchers at the University of California in Irvine.
Associated Press

India’s rising temperatures are already deadly, study shows

Associated Press -
"It's getting hotter, and of course more heat waves are going to kill more people," said climatologist Omid Mazdiyasni of the University of California, Irvine, who led an international team of scientists in analyzing a half century of data from the Indian Meteorological Department on temperature, heat waves and heat-related mortality.
Climate Central

India’s Punishing Heat Waves More Deadly With Warming

Climate Central -
Heat waves in India have become more extreme and significantly more deadly even with the relatively moderate amount of human-driven warming that has occurred over the past few decades, new research shows.

New rocketry lab at UC Irvine gets ready for summer takeoff

Daily Pilot -
A new lab dedicated to designing, building and testing rocket prototypes 15 to 50 feet long at UC Irvine is slated for completion this summer.

This robotic exoskeleton could help prevent falls in the elderly

Science -
The words “robotic exoskeleton” probably bring to mind futuristic soldiers and sci-fi flicks like Aliens, Iron Man, or The Wrong Trousers.

3D and Virtual Tech Can Transform STEM Education -
With new technologies come new ways to learn, especially for students interested in engineering and other STEM disciplines.

California submerging: Rising seas are claiming its famed coast faster than scientists imagined

CALmatters -
A slow-moving emergency is lapping at California’s shores— climate-driven sea-level rise that experts now predict could elevate the water in coastal areas up to 10 feet in just 70 years, gobbling up beachfront and overwhelming low-lying cities.
ABC News

Before, after photos show California landscapes making a comeback from drought

ABC News -
The summer of 2014 was the most "severe" period during California's four-year drought, said Amir AghaKouchak, associate professor, civil and environmental engineering, at the University of California, Irvine.