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New Coal Plants Dwindle Amid Wave of Cancelled Projects

Some 1,175 gigawatts of new coal projects have been cancelled since 2015, an amount greater than the current coal capacity of China, according to a new report from climate think tank E3G.

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Fire Encroaching on Giant Sequoias

In the midst of another brutal fire season, several of California’s natural treasures have also been threatened.

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2020’s Economic Slowdown Provides Opportunity to Investigate Ozone Pollution in the U.S.

When COVID-19 pandemic began in the US, counties and cities across the nation imposed stay at home orders, closed schools or imposed travel restrictions.

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Coral Reefs Are 50% Less Able to Provide Food, Jobs, and Climate Protection Than in 1950s, Putting Millions at Risk

The capacity of coral reefs to provide ecosystem services relied on by millions of people worldwide has declined by half since the 1950s, according to a new University of British Columbia-led study.

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Long-Distance Relationships for Endangered Corals

Flash-frozen sperm collected from corals in Florida and Puerto Rico was used to fertilize coral eggs from hundreds of miles away in Curaçao. 

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First Global Study of Wildfires Reveals Increase in Mortality Rate

The first study into the global impact of wildfire-related pollution and deaths comprehensively links short term exposure to wildfire-related fine particulate matters (PM2.5) in the air and all-cause, respiratory and cardiovascular mortalities across cities and regions around the globe.

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Climatically Driven Landscape Evolution During Warm Periods

Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG), the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) and other partners have researched the stability and development of landscapes in the Wendland region of Hanover during the past Eemian Interglacial (warm period) around 120,000 years ago.

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Climate Change Threatens Base of Polar Oceans’ Bountiful Food Webs

The cold polar oceans give rise to some of the largest food webs on Earth.

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Feeling the Squeeze

Low oxygen levels are pushing fish into shallower waters, with potentially devastating impacts for fisheries and ecosystems.

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