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October 2021 Was Sixth Warmest on Record for U.S.

West Coast slammed by a powerful, record-setting storm and heavy rains

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Kjer Glacier, Then and Now

Like so many glaciers in Greenland, Kjer has retreated significantly in recent decades and now flows more rapidly toward the ocean.

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The Caspian’s Shallow North

It is likely to be one of the first areas that will dry out if water levels drop as much as some scientists expect.

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Net-Zero America

How state policymakers can use data from Princeton’s pioneering study to meet climate goals

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Livestock Antibiotics and Rising Temperatures Disrupt Soil Microbial Communities

Soils are home to diverse microbial communities that cycle nutrients, support agriculture, and trap carbon – an important service for climate mitigation.

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Warming Temperatures Increasingly Alter Structure of Atmosphere

Climate change is having an increasing impact on the structure of Earth’s atmosphere, a new international study shows.

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Climate Benefits From Modest Dips in Oil Demand Likely Underestimated

A decreasing reliance on oil for fuel will inevitably decrease the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere throughout the fuel’s lifecycle, from extraction and refining to combustion as it’s used by consumers. 

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Radiocarbon Is Key to Understanding Earth’s Past

Radiocarbon records are critical to understanding the history of Earth’s climate, magnetic field, and the Sun’s activity, say researchers.

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Repurposing Carbon Dioxide May Be Key to Net-Zero Emissions

While a very small percentage of the atmosphere, carbon dioxide plays a vital role in sustaining life on our planet. However, if this delicate balance is disrupted, excess carbon dioxide can pose a formidable threat to our environment and the living beings that reside within. 

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Wind and Solar Could Power the World’s Major Countries Most of the Time

With the eyes of the world on the United Nations COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, strategies for decarbonizing energy infrastructure are a trending topic.

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