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Runaway West Antarctic Ice Retreat Can Be Slowed by Climate-Driven Changes in Ocean Temperature

New research finds that ice-sheet-wide collapse in West Antarctica isn’t inevitable: the pace of ice loss varies according to regional differences in atmosphere and ocean circulation.

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As Climate Warms, Drier Air Likely to be More Stressful Than Less Rainfall for Douglas-Fir Trees

Douglas-fir trees will likely experience more stress from drier air as the climate changes than they will from less rain, computer modeling by Oregon State University scientists shows.

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Research Reveals New Links Behind Climate Change in Australia

A team of scientists, including those from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), have combined stalagmites and climate model simulations to reveal links between monsoon rains and tropical cyclones in Australia.

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Flooding in California: What Went Wrong, and What Comes Next

Battered by storm after storm, California is facing intense flooding, with at least 19 lives lost so far and nearly 100,000 people evacuated from their homes.

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Forests Recovering From Logging Act as a Source of Carbon

Tropical forests that are recovering from having trees removed were thought to be carbon absorbers, as the new trees grow quickly.

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Is There a Link Between Climate Change and Plant Nutrition?

A new study from researchers at Michigan State University underscores that we still have much to learn regarding how plants will function — and how nutritious they will be — as more carbon enters our atmosphere.

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Berkeley Lab Scientists Develop a Cool New Method of Refrigeration

Researchers hope that ionocaloric cooling could someday help replace refrigerants with high global warming potential and provide safe, efficient cooling and heating for homes.

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Turning Abandoned Mines Into Batteries

A novel technique called Underground Gravity Energy Storage turns decommissioned mines into long-term energy storage solutions, thereby supporting the sustainable energy transition.

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Finland Nearly Doubled Its Wind Power Capacity Last Year

Finland saw its wind power capacity grow by 75 percent in 2022, according to the Finnish Wind Power Association, a wind energy trade group.

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Thinning of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream

Greenland is home to the planet’s largest ice sheet outside of Antarctica. Observations collected from the ground, air, and space, have revealed rapid thinning in the northeast part of this ice sheet that could contribute more to sea level rise than previously thought.

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