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Impacts of Climate Change on Our Water and Energy Systems: It’s Complicated

As the planet continues to warm, the twin challenges of diminishing water supply and growing energy demand are intensifying.

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Kilauea’s Lava Lake Returns

Water that had pooled in the crater since 2019 quickly boiled off during an eruption that began in December 2020.

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Phytoplankton Factory in the Argentine Sea

In spring and summer, conditions are often just right for populations of the plant-like organisms explode into enormous blooms.

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The Long Decline of Arctic Sea Ice

Forty years of satellite data show that 2020 was just the latest in a decades-long decline of Arctic sea ice.

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Managing Salt Pollution to Protect Drinking Water Resources and Freshwater Ecosystems

Just like too much dietary salt is bad for blood pressure, too much salt in our nation’s streams, lakes, and reservoirs threatens ecosystem health and the security of our nation’s drinking water and food supplies.

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Tasmanian Tiger Pups Found to be Extraordinary Similar to Wolf Pups

Micro-CT scanning and digital reconstructions have been used to compare the skulls of the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) and wolf across their early development and into adulthood, establishing that not only did the thylacine resemble the wolf as adults, but also as newborns and juveniles.

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Scientists Discover Slimy Microbes that May Help Keep Coral Reefs Healthy

Corals have evolved over millennia to live, and even thrive, in waters with few nutrients. In healthy reefs, the water is often exceptionally clear, mainly because corals have found ways to make optimal use of the few resources around them.

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Native Biodiversity Collapse in the Eastern Mediterranean

The coastline of Israel is one of the warmest areas in the Mediterranean Sea. 

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Global Warming Could Stabilize Faster than Originally Thought If Nations Achieve Net Zero

The world may be barreling towards climate disaster but rapidly eliminating planet-heating emissions means global temperatures could stabilize within just a couple of decades, scientists say.

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