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Storms Soak California

A series of back-to-back atmospheric rivers has drenched much of California since late December 2022, leading to floods, debris flows, road closures, and over a billion dollars of damage.

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The U.S. is Committed to Conservation. Now, How Do we Do it?

When the U.S. government committed last January to conserving 30% of the United States’ natural land and water by the year 2030, the decision was embraced by the majority of Americans.

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Using Machine Learning to Help Monitor Climate-Induced Hazards

Combining satellite technology with machine learning may allow scientists to better track and prepare for climate-induced natural hazards, according to research presented last month at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

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Map of Ancient Ocean ‘Dead Zones’ Could Predict Future Locations, Impacts

Researchers have created a map of oceanic “dead zones” that existed during the Pliocene epoch, when the Earth’s climate was two to three degrees warmer than it is now. 

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A Big Step Toward ‘Green’ Ammonia and a ‘Greener’ Fertilizer

Industrial production of ammonia, primarily for synthetic fertilizer — the fuel for last century’s Green Revolution — is one of the world’s largest chemical markets, but also one of the most energy intensive.

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Significant Reductions in Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Still Possible

About a quarter of the world’s electricity currently comes from power plants fired by natural gas. 

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Better Access to Sunlight Could Be Lifeline for Corals Worldwide, Study Finds

When it comes to preserving the world’s coral reefs, what’s going on above the surface is as important as what’s going on below it, according to new research conducted at Penn State.

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Climate Warming Reduces Organic Carbon Burial Beneath Oceans

An international team of scientists painstakingly gathered data from more than 50 years of seagoing scientific drilling missions to conduct a first-of-its-kind study of organic carbon that falls to the bottom of the ocean and gets drawn deep inside the planet.

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Study Finds Climate Impact Labels on Sample Fast Food Menu Had Strong Effect on Food Selection

‘High climate impact’ label on burgers increased non-beef choices by 23 percent; findings highlight potential of promoting sustainable food choices.

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How Climate Change Impacts the Indian Ocean Dipole, Leading To Severe Droughts and Floods

A study led by Brown researchers showed how melting ice water from massive glaciers can ultimately lead to droughts and flooding in East Africa and Indonesia.

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