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Hiding in Plain Sight

Springtime ocean conditions promote North Atlantic blooms, but you wouldn't know that from looking with human eyes.

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Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, Carbon Dioxide and Methane Surged in 2020

Carbon dioxide levels are now higher than at anytime in the past 3.6 million years.

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Pollution From Hurricane Harvey Traveled 100 Miles Off Texas Coast

A Texas A&M study shows weather events carried contaminated water to the Flower Garden Banks sanctuary off the Galveston Coast, much farther than expected.

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What a Glacial River Reveals About the Greenland Ice Sheet

With data from a 2016 expedition, scientists supported by NASA are shedding more light into the complex processes under the Greenland Ice Sheet that control how fast its glaciers slide toward the ocean and contribute to sea level rise.

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The Dark Winter Ends

The seasonal maximum extent of Arctic sea ice has passed, and with the passing of the vernal equinox, the sun has risen at the north pole.

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New Study: Thick Sea-Ice Warms Greenland Fjord

A new study shows that thick sea-ice can increase the sensitivity of Greenlandic fjords to climate warming.

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HKU Geographer Leads World’s First Study to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Chinese Inland Waters Over the Past 30 Years

Inland waters are an important component of the global carbon cycle and function as active reactors, transporting and transforming large quantities of naturally- and anthropogenically-derived carbon.

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Global Warming Could Lead to the Melting of More Than a Third of Antarctic Ice Shelves

Since the early 2000s, scientists have observed that the Antarctic ice sheet is losing mass at a rate that is accelerating.

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Development Policy Decisions will Affect Coastal Communities’ Risk More than Climate Change

Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change, new research by Oregon State University suggests.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights the Urgent Global Need to Control Air Pollution

More than 91 percent of the world's population lives in areas that exceed air quality guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization, and more people are impacted by worsening air quality each year. 

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