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NASA Study: Rising Sea Level Could Exceed Estimates for U.S. Coasts

New results show average sea level rise approaching the 1-foot mark for most coastlines of the contiguous U.S. by 2050. 

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Dam Safety: Probable Maximum Flood Events Will Significantly Increase Over Next 80 Years, Study Finds

The flood capacity of dams could be at greater risk of being exceeded due to out-of-date modelling for potential maximum rainfall, according to industry-funded research by UNSW and the University of Melbourne.

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Study Shows How to Boost Early Intervention for Climate-Related Health Risks

Being able to predict where and when extreme weather and other environmental impacts of climate change will increase the risk of infectious disease outbreaks can help public health officials respond earlier and more effectively to control the spread and reduce its toll.

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ASU Study Shows Full Decarbonization of US Aviation Sector Within Grasp

Research demonstrates pathway to sustainably produce biojet fuel domestically, meet country’s growing aviation fuel demand.

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International Research Team Cracks Chemical Code on How Iodine Helps Form Clouds

An international team led by CU Boulder researchers has cracked the chemical code driving the formation of iodine particles in the atmosphere, revealing how the element contributes to increased cloud cover and depletes molecules in the Earth’s protective ozone layer.

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Earth Had its 4th-Warmest October on Record

The planet added another warm month to a warm year, with October 2022 ranking as the world’s fourth-warmest October in 143 years.

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Largest Known Manta Ray Population is Thriving Off the Coast of Ecuador, New Research Shows

Scientists have identified off the coast of Ecuador a distinct population of oceanic manta rays that is more than 10 times larger than any other known subpopulation of the species.

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A World Map of Plant Diversity

Why are there more plant species in some places than in others? Why is diversity highest in the tropics?

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Johns Hopkins APL Uses AI, Satellite Images to Track Greenhouse Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the transportation sector accounts for approximately 27% of all greenhouse gas emissions annually in the United States, and emissions from road transportation — driven by carbon-creating internal combustion vehicles — account for a large majority of that.

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Climate Change Creates Complications for Concrete

Pennsylvania drivers know the effects that weather can have on paved roads—potholes, cracks and other pavement woes are a common occurrence.

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