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Melting Sea Ice Forces Polar Bears to Travel Farther for Food

In recent years, polar bears in the Beaufort Sea have had to travel far outside of their traditional arctic hunting grounds which has contributed to an almost 30% decrease in their population.

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La Niña Returns for a Second Winter

This coupling of the atmosphere and ocean alters atmospheric circulation and jet streams in ways that intensify rainfall in some regions and bring drought to others.

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NASA-NOAA Tech Will Aid Marine Oil Spill Response

NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists are teaming up to test remote sensing technology for use in oil spill response.

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The Threat from Thwaites: The Retreat of Antarctica’s Riskiest Glacier

Ice sheet’s demise poses the biggest threat for sea-level rise this century

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Want to Limit Carbon and Curb Wildfire? Create a Market for Small Trees

Clearing California’s forests of dense overgrowth is a critical first step for curbing catastrophic wildfire in the state.

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Study Suggests Melting Glaciers Will Produce New Salmon Habitat

For decades, climate change has had detrimental impacts on Pacific salmon populations. Spawning streams are overheating and droughts are drying up salmon habitats entirely, impacting many food webs from the Rocky Mountains and Coast Ranges to the Pacific Ocean.

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California Readies Launch of Largest Food Waste Recycling Program in the U.S.

Seeking to cut down on methane pollution from organic waste, California is launching a statewide food waste recycling program in January, the largest such initiative in the United States, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Giving E-waste Plastics a New Lease of Life

Plastics found in electronic waste (e-waste) are rarely recycled due to their complex composition and hazardous additives, but scientists at NTU Singapore have developed a new use for them – by repurposing them as an alternative to the plastics used in laboratory cell culture containers, such as petri dishes.

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Simple Method for Converting Carbon Dioxide Into Useful Compounds

Researchers in Japan have found an energy-efficient way to convert the chief greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into useful chemicals. 

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Researchers Find Climate Change Record in Clam Shells

The tiny, pale surf clam about the size of a fingernail that most people have seen and collected on beaches around the world holds clues in its shell to Earth’s past. 

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