Tong’s study on dust storms and valley fever featured widely

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According to PBS, “Giant dust storms are sweeping the southwestern United States more frequently. Why? Rising sea temperatures, according to a study published in the journal of Geophysical Research Letters.

The study also links the rise in dust storms with an 800 percent increase in cases of Valley fever, a rare fungal lung infection.”

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Daniel Tong’s article on dust storms and valley fever was featured by PBS, ThinkProgress, NOAA, Forbes, and many others.