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July was the hottest month in modern history
Our very warm mornings are becoming more common
While daytime temperatures continue to climb, our mornings are warming faster.
What's worse: humid heat or dry heat?
As our famously hot temperatures continue, the debate rises: which type of heat is more uncomfortable? Is it scorching, dry heat, or muggy, humid heat?
What happens when we run out of names on the hurricane list?
We take a look at the question of what happens if the A through W list of hurricane names are used and there are more storms.
New study finds indoor plants improve air quality
Spending time in nature can be refreshing and energizing, but did you know that bringing a piece of nature indoors can improve the air you breathe?
Is heat lightning a real thing?
“Heat lightning” is a known summer phenomenon when lightning illuminates the night sky without an accompanying rumble of thunder.
Study finds sunscreen ingredients harmful to ocean ecosystems
Studies have found a connection between chemicals commonly found in sunscreen and a decline in ocean ecosystems.
Record Highs: Ocean Heatwave and Climate Change
Climate change fuels unprecedented ocean heatwaves, breaking records globally and intensifying extreme events.
Heating up: Midlands summers are getting hotter
A year ago Columbia recorded a 103 degree high, these hot days are becoming more common tanks to climate change.
UN's announces plan to reduce plastic pollution by 80% by 2040
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report provides a framework for governments, businesses, and individuals to reduce plastic pollution.
UN's plan to reduce plastic pollution by 80%
The UN released an ambitious roadmap to help reduce plastic pollution by 80% by the year of 2040.
Ways to stay cool during Columbia's 'famously hot' summers
Its Heat Safety Week in South Carolina and here are some tips for beating back the high temperatures.
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