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AI to Monitor Changes to Globally Important Glacier

Scientists have developed AI to track the development of crevasses - or fractures - on the Thwaites Glacier ice tongue in west Antarctica.

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Compound Extreme Heat and Drought Will Hit 90% of World Population – Oxford Study

Warming is projected to intensify these hazards ten-fold globally under the highest emission pathway, says the report, published in Nature Sustainability.

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Scientists Tackle Rusty Plant Threat

University of Queensland scientists have developed an environmentally friendly RNA-based spray to help combat myrtle rust, which has wiped out many Australian plants.

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Atmospheric River Lashes California

Just four days after heavy rain hit California, the state was drenched with another atmospheric river on January 4 and 5, 2023.

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Florida Neighborhoods Are Gentrifying in the Wake of Hurricanes, Study Finds

Florida neighborhoods hit by hurricanes have seen little drop in interest from homebuyers.

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New York City Greenery Absorbing All Traffic Emissions on Many Summer Days

On many summer days, trees, shrubs, and grasses across the New York metro area soak up as much carbon dioxide as is generated by all cars, buses, and trucks, according to new research.

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Weather Whiplash

December 2022 and January 2023 brought winter weather whiplash to the central and eastern United States.

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Changing ocean circulation Intensifies Extreme Events in the Indian Ocean

Previously, it was assumed that the tropical rain belt moves south globally when the oceanic circulation in the North Atlantic region weakens.

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New Insights on Soil Carbon Budgets

A study led by researchers at the Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (ASC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provides new insights for quantifying cropland carbon budgets and soil carbon credits, two important metrics for mitigating climate change.

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Spring Sunny Heat Waves Caused Record Snow Melt in 2021, Adding to Severe Water Supply Impacts Across the Western U.S.

Snow-capped mountains aren’t just scenic – they also provide natural water storage by creating reservoirs of frozen water that slowly melt into watersheds throughout the spring and summer months.

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