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Great, Warm Lakes

Just a few months after an unusually warm winter with minimal ice, the surface temperatures of the lakes are now near or above records.

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Syncing NASA Laser, ESA Radar for a New Look at Sea Ice

With a small nudge to a satellite’s orbit, scientists will soon have simultaneous laser and radar measurements of ice, providing new insights into Earth’s frozen regions.

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Genetics Could Protect Coral Reefs from Global Warming

A Columbia study provides a blueprint for the use of genomics to help combat climate change.

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Stanford Water Expert Discusses Slowdown in Federal Regulation of Drinking Water

Federal regulators have moved to delay assessment and action on chemicals that could contaminate drinking water.

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Decarbonize and Diversify

How energy-intensive economies can survive and thrive as the globe ramps up climate action.

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Dehydration Increases Amphibian Vulnerability to Climate Change

Study‘s agar ‘frogs’ help to determine impact of water loss, temperature rise

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Divining Monsoon Rainfall Months in Advance with Satellites and Simulations

Research led by The University of Texas at Austin is allowing for more accurate forecasts of the monsoon season further in advance.

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New Study Finds Sea Level Rise and Marsh Crabs Are Reshaping Salt Marshes

A recent study from the University of Florida found that sea level rise—combined with the burrowing and grazing activities of Sesarma, a native marsh crab—are causing salt marshes across the U.S. South Atlantic Coast to rapidly fracture and reorganize.

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Pine Trees Have an Ecological Memory

In the Pfyn Forest (canton of Valais), WSL scientists have been irrigating a number of forest plots since 2003.

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Biodiversity in Europe is Not Disappearing, but Changing Rapidly at Local Level

The study examined over 6,200 species from eight taxonomic groups, including insects, birds, and flowering plants.

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