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Bees face many challenges – and climate change is ratcheting up...

Jennie L. Durant, University of California, Davis The extreme weather that has battered much of the U.S. in 2022 doesn’t just affect humans. Heat waves,...
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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...
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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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Multiple methods for removing CO2 from the the atmosphere will be...

David Goldberg, Columbia University Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are higher than at any time in human history, and nine of the warmest...
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Study Projects a Surge in Coastal Flooding, Starting in 2030s

Carol Rasmussen - Jet Propulsion Laboratory - NASA In the mid-2030s, every U.S. coast will experience rapidly increasing high-tide floods, when a lunar cycle will...
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A Machine-Learning Assist to Predicting Hurricane Intensity

NASA research could help to improve forecasts of whether a hurricane will suddenly intensify, which could give people in its path more time to...
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A violent derecho sweeps through the Midwest

What is a derecho? An atmospheric scientist explains these rare but dangerous storm systems Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University Thunderstorms are common across North America, especially...
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Rocky Mountain forest fires are breaking 2000 year records

Rocky Mountain forests burning more now than any time in the past 2,000 years Philip Higuera, The University of Montana; Bryan Shuman, University of Wyoming, and...
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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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How Arctic warming can trigger extreme cold waves like the Texas...

A new study makes the connection between Arctic warming and extreme cold waves like the Texas freeze – Mathew Barlow, University of Massachusetts Lowell and...

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