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Climate tipping point now a matter of decades away

Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren't cut quickly Julie Brigham-Grette, University of Massachusetts Amherst...
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The winds of change coming to US shores

US approves its first big offshore wind farm, near Martha's Vineyard – it’s a breakthrough for the industry Erin Baker, University of Massachusetts Amherst and...
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Water wells are at risk

Water wells are at risk of going dry in the US and worldwide Debra Perrone, University of California Santa Barbara and Scott Jasechko, University of...
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The Earth is getting much warmer

Warming is clearly visible in new US 'climate normal' datasets Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University and Becky Bolinger, Colorado State University Anyone who listens to weather...
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More evidence of accelerated climate change in the arctic

As extreme fires transform Alaska's boreal forest, more aspen are coming in – that has an impact on future fires and the climate Jill Johnstone,...
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Sea level rise is killing trees along the U.S. Atlantic coast

Sea level rise is killing trees along the Atlantic coast, creating 'ghost forests' that are visible from space Emily Ury, Duke University Trekking out to my...
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Energy systems beginning to falter due to extreme weather

The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across the US Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi, Purdue University Pundits and politicians have been quick to point...

CO2-infused concrete – turning a liability into an asset

Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions Lucca Henrion, University of Michigan; Duo Zhang, University of Michigan; Victor C. Li,...
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Wealthy nations drive the global wildlife trade

Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: How wealthy Western nations drive the global wildlife trade Maria Ivanova, University of Massachusetts Boston and Candace Famiglietti,...
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Monarch butterflies at risk

Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it D. André Green II, University of Michigan One of...

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