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2022 was world’s 6th-warmest year on record

The planet continued its warming trend in 2022, with last year ranking as the sixth-warmest year on record since 1880, according to an analysis by scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

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Reducing Steel Corrosion Vital to Combating Climate Change

Every year, the United States spends nearly a trillion dollars fighting metallic corrosion, an electrochemical reaction that occurs when metals oxidize and begin to rust.

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Wolves Eliminate Deer on Alaskan Island Then Quickly Shift to Eating Sea Otters, Research Finds

Wolves on an Alaskan island caused a deer population to plummet and switched to primarily eating sea otters in just a few years, a finding scientists at Oregon State University and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game believe is the first case of sea otters becoming the primary food source for a land-based predator.

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The Highest Greenland Temperatures in 1000 Years

Recent high temperatures on the ice sheet in central and northern Greenland lies are unique, when compared to 1000 years of reconstructed climate conditions on the ice sheet. 

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NASA Scientists and Satellites Make Sense of Earth’s Subtle Motions

What can hidden motions underground tell us about earthquakes, eruptions, and even climate change? 

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NASA Measures Underground Water Flowing From Sierra to Central Valley

In a recent study, scientists found that a previously unmeasured source – water percolating through soil and fractured rock below California’s Sierra Nevada mountains – delivers an average of 4 million acre feet (5 cubic kilometers) of water to the state’s Central Valley each year. 

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MIT engineers grow “perfect” atom-thin materials on industrial silicon wafers

True to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors on a microchip has doubled every year since the 1960s. But this trajectory is predicted to soon plateau because silicon — the backbone of modern transistors — loses its electrical properties once devices made from this material dip below a certain size.

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Scientists Unveil Least Costly Carbon Capture System to Date

PNNL scientists carve a path to profit from carbon capture through carbon upcycling, unlock crucial step in decarbonization and advancing toward net zero emissions.

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U Researcher to Lead Study of Clouds in Cleanest Air on Earth

The Southern Ocean is a remote region of the world that holds significant influence over the Earth’s climate.

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