Photo of Child walking through flood waters carrying a bicycle

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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Tornadoes and climate change

What a warming world means for deadly twisters and the type of storms that spawn them John Allen, Central Michigan University The deadly tornado outbreak that tore...
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California’s water supplies are in trouble

California’s water supplies are in trouble as climate change worsens natural dry spells, especially in the Sierra Nevada Roger Bales, University of California, Merced California is preparing...
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US planning for wind energy expansion

Biden calls for a big expansion of offshore wind – here’s how officials decide where the turbines may go David Cash, University of Massachusetts Boston The Biden...
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Thawing Alaska permafrost is accelerating bridge deterioration

Rural Alaska has a bridge problem as permafrost thaws and crossing river ice gets riskier with climate change Guangqing Chi, Penn State; Davin Holen, University of...
Arial photograph of a river winding through the Amazon rainforest

NASA Study Finds Tropical Forests’ Ability to Absorb Carbon Dioxide Is...

JPL.NASA.gov The finding comes out of an effort to map where vegetation is emitting and soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Earth’s trees and plants...
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Environmental DNA: ecologists powerful new tool

Scientists at work: We use environmental DNA to monitor how human activities affect life in rivers and streams Marie Simonin, Inrae and Emily S. Bernhardt, Duke...
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Exposure to toxic dust causing chronic health conditions for 9/11 survivors

9/11 survivors’ exposure to toxic dust and the chronic health conditions that followed offer lessons that are still too often unheeded Roberto Lucchini, Florida International University The...

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