artist drawing of the Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane season is just around the corner

Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005,...
Photograph of the SWOT satellite being built in Clean room

International Satellite to Track Impacts of Small Ocean Currents

NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will explore how the ocean absorbs atmospheric heat and carbon, moderating global temperatures...
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Community-scale geothermal projects on the horizon

Expected Funding Opportunity Will Facilitate Community-Scale Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems that Can Cut Emissions, Reduce Energy Burden, Boost Resilience U.S. Department of Energy Heating and...
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Missouri city is a hot spot of toxic air pollution and...

State Launches Cancer Study After ProPublica Identifies Toxic Air Pollution Hot Spot by Lisa Song ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The...
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Plastic pollution is a global problem

here’s how to design an effective treaty to curb plastic pollution. Sarah J. Morath, Wake Forest University Plastic pollution is accumulating worldwide, on land and in the...
Photo of man fishing near coal-fired power plant

How poisonous mercury gets from coal-fired power plants into the fish...

How poisonous mercury gets from coal-fired power plants into the fish you eat Gabriel Filippelli, IUPUI People fishing along the banks of the White River as it...
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CDC Reports Increase in Human Rabies Cases Linked to Bats in...

Three U.S. rabies deaths in just five weeks US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC is raising awareness of the risks of rabies from bats...
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Ocean heat is at record levels, with major consequences

Kevin Trenberth, University of Auckland The world witnessed record-breaking climate and weather disasters in 2021, from destructive flash floods that swept through mountain towns in...
Artist drawing of futuristic air scrubbers as tall metal cylinders

Removing greenhouse gases from the air

These machines scrub greenhouse gases from the air – an inventor of direct air capture technology shows how it works Klaus Lackner, Arizona State University Two centuries...
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Global warming affecting western and eastern states differently

2021’s climate disasters revealed an east-west weather divide, with one side of the country too wet, the other dangerously dry Shuang-Ye Wu, University of Dayton Alongside a...

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