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Deadly heat to surge by 2100, even with emissions reductions: study
Europe · Washington

Deadly heat to surge by 2100, even with emissions reductions: study

56% Center coverage: 23 sources
Much of the world will face a significant uptick in deadly heat waves by the end of the century, even if countries manage to meet their agreed-upon emission reduction goals, a new study has found.See the Story
A smartphone's camera and flash could help people measure blood oxygen levels at home
Tech

A smartphone's camera and flash could help people measure blood oxygen levels at home

100% Center coverage: 3 sources
Researchers from the University of Washington and University of California San Diego have shown that smartphones are capable of detecting blood oxygen saturation levels down to 70%. The technique involves having participants place their finger over the camera and flash of a smartphone, which uses a deep-learning algorithm to decipher the blood oxygen levels. The team will publish these results today (September 19) in the journal npj Digital Medicine.See the Story
New study calculates retreat of glacier edges in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park
Climate Change · Parks

New study calculates retreat of glacier edges in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park

100% Center coverage: 3 sources
As glaciers worldwide retreat due to climate change, managers of national parks need to know what's on the horizon to prepare for the future. A new study has measured 38 years of change for glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park south of Anchorage and discovered that 13 of the 19 glaciers show substantial retreat, four are relatively stable, and two have advanced. It also finds trends in which glacier types are disappearing fastest. The new data…See the Story

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