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Climate Change

A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

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A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

Source: Phys.org/Seth Borenstein - March 24, 2017

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of more…

Warnings of Dire Drought Found Under the Dead Sea

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Warnings of Dire Drought Found Under the Dead Sea

Source: Phys.org/Columbia University - March 24, 2017

Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on more…

The Dollar Value of Curbing Climate Change: How and Why We Measure It

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The Dollar Value of Curbing Climate Change: How and Why We Measure It

Source: The Conversation - March 21, 2017

President Trump is expected to issue an executive order soon to reverse Obama-era rules to cut carbon pollution, including a moratorium on leasing public lands more…

Could Leftover Heat From the Last El Niño Spark A New One?

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Could Leftover Heat From the Last El Niño Spark A New One?

Source: Phys.org/Jet Propulsion Laboratory - March 17, 2017

Some climate models are suggesting that El Niño may return later this year, but for now, the Pacific Ocean lingers in a neutral "La Nada" more…

Deep-Sea Corals Reveal Stories of Past Climates

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Deep-Sea Corals Reveal Stories of Past Climates

Source: Phys.org/ California Institute of Technology - March 16, 2017

We know a lot about how carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can drive climate change, but how about the way that climate change can cause fluctuations more…

New Study Finds That Oceans May Be Warming More Than We Thought

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New Study Finds That Oceans May Be Warming More Than We Thought

Source: Phys.org/Laura Snider - March 15, 2017

The oceans may be storing 13 percent more heat than previously estimated, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at the National Center for more…

Climate Insurance in a Changing World

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Climate Insurance in a Changing World

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - March 15, 2017

Insurance touches every aspect of our lives, protecting us from financial loss. As climate change is continually felt everywhere on the planet, how might we more…

EPA’s Work on Climate Change Now Under Attack

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EPA’s Work on Climate Change Now Under Attack

Source: The Conversation - March 14, 2017

The Trump administration intends to roll back two pillars of the Obama administration’s climate policy – regulations to limit carbon emissions from vehicles and power more…

A Drowned City that Still Never Sleeps: A Novelist’s Vision of New York in 2140

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A Drowned City that Still Never Sleeps: A Novelist’s Vision of New York in 2140

Source: The Conversation/Robert Kopp - March 9, 2017

Earth’s climate system is replete with potential surprises, and the climate science community tends to be conservative when projecting future changes. The world also suffers more…

Study Shows that Curbing Climate Change is Crucial to the Ocean’s Survival

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Study Shows that Curbing Climate Change is Crucial to the Ocean’s Survival

Source: The Washington Post/Chelsea Harvey - March 9, 2017

More than half the world’s oceans could suffer multiple symptoms of climate change over the next 15 years, including rising temperatures, acidification, lower oxygen levels more…