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The Good and Bad News about Rising Temperatures

Scientists believe they can better pinpoint how much future warming the world can expect

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River Floods Will Threaten Tens of Millions in Next 25 Years

Storms and heavy rainfall events that cause flooding are expected to become more severe

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Erosion May Transform the Arctic Food Chain

Scientists have discovered an unexpected consequence of the shifting polar landscape

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Scientists Can Now Blame Individual Natural Disasters on Climate Change

Extreme event attribution is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of climate science

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The Top 7 Climate Findings of 2017

Research breakthroughs astound scientists

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Climate Change Has Doubled Snowfall in Alaska

One reason is that warmer air can hold more moisture, which leads to greater amounts of precipitation, including snow
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Wind Turbines May Turn Slower in a Warmer World

Changes in global temperatures could affect air flow around the planet

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Songbirds Shift Migration Patterns to Sync with Warming

It is still unclear how changes in migration timing might affect whole populations or species

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How Much CO2 Will the World Have to Remove from the Atmosphere?

Scientists increasingly agree that the world may need negative emissions to prevent catastrophic warming

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Melting Ice Could Mess Up Deep Sea Chemistry

Thawing glaciers may speed up acidification of ocean water

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Should the Social Cost of Carbon Be Higher​?

Scientists say that even under the Obama administration, the number may have been set too low

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How Dirt Can Clean the Air

Soil management offers huge potential for keeping carbon emissions in the ground

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Seas Do Not Rise Evenly–It Matters Which Glaciers Melt

New research predicts how coastlines around the world will be affected by ice melt in different places

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Global Carbon Emissions Are Rising Again after 3 Flat Years

It is unclear whether the renewed uptick in emissions will become a trend

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Records from Ancient China Reveal Link Between Epidemics and Climate Change

A new study suggests that long periods of cold, dry weather helped drive epidemics in ancient and pre-modern China

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New Maps Show How Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting from the Bottom Up

The mapping project will help scientists understand how much of the Greenland ice sheet is threatened

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How Wind Might Nudge a Sleeping Giant in Antarctica

Scientists are increasingly worried about the Totten Ice Shelf’s vulnerability to warm ocean water

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Massive Carbon Sink May Be More Resilient Than Scientists Thought

Carbon-rich peat bogs seem to adapt well to changes in temperature, precipitation and other climate-related factors

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Oceans Can Rise in Sudden Bursts

Fossilized corals off Texas show that in the past, sea level rose several meters in just decades, probably due to collapsing glaciers

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Climate Skeptics Want More CO2

A key argument used to downplay the consequences of climate change is resurfacing

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Here’s What We Know about Wildfires and Climate Change

Scientists think that global warming may already be influencing fire seasons

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What Dead Birds Tell Us about Climate Change

The feathers of museum bird specimens are giving scientists a rare glimpse into the history of U.S. carbon emissions

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Greenland’s Coasts Are Growing as Seas Rise

Melting glaciers are causing Greenland’s delta regions to expand

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Longer Springs Might Hurt Bees, Not Help Them

New research reveals how climate change and bee declines could be linked

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Vanishing Antarctic Snowflakes May Alter Sea Level Rise

Less snow may be accumulating on the continent’s surface than scientists thought

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Why We Always Get Sick While Traveling – And How To Prevent It

Health

Travel, sleep loss, and stress can all wreak havoc on our immune systems

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How Deep Learning Could Be The Next Step In Cancer Detection

Technology

Samsung Medison’s new cancer-screening ultrasound

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