Climate

  1. Mussels on dinner plate
    Agriculture

    These six foods may become more popular as the planet warms

    Millet, kelp, Bambara groundnut and cassava are resilient, sustainable and nutrient dense — good options for future dinner plates.

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  2. cows grazing on a patch of cleared rainforest
    Climate

    Replacing some meat with microbial protein could help fight climate change

    Just a 20 percent substitution could cut deforestation rates and land-use CO2 emissions by more than half by 2050, a new study suggests.

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  3. a customer surveys the meat section in a grocery store
    Climate

    How much does eating meat affect nations’ greenhouse gas emissions?

    How much meat eating affects worldwide greenhouse gas emissions comes clear in new country-by-country analyses.

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  4. Manila, Philippines
    Climate

    Coastal cities around the globe are sinking

    Of 99 coastal cities, nearly one-third are sinking in some places at more than a centimeter per year, making them more vulnerable to rising seas.

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  5. photo of several people standing on an overturned vehicle covered in debris amid floodwaters
    Climate

    Climate change intensified deadly storms in Africa in early 2022

    Tropical storms battered southeast Africa in quick succession from January through March, leading to hundreds of deaths and widespread damage.

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  6. an aerial photo showing a solar farm. There are rows and rows of solar panels grouped into squares as far as the image stretches. The sun is low in the sky.
    Tech

    50 years ago, the future of solar energy looked bright

    In the 1970s, scientists and engineers were coming around to the idea of “farming” the sun’s energy on a large scale.

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  7. aerial photo of floating solar panels on a lake in Haltern, Germany
    Climate

    A UN report says stopping climate change is possible but action is needed now

    We already have a broad array of tools to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, a new report finds. Now we just have to use them.

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  8. icebergs in Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland
    Climate

    A global warming pause that didn’t happen hampered climate science

    Trying to explain why global warming appeared to slow down in the early 2000s distracted scientists and shook their confidence.

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  9. photo of Wally Broecker sitting in a lab
    Climate

    Wally Broecker divined how the climate could suddenly shift

    Wally Broecker’s insight into the shutdown of the great ocean conveyor belt spurred the study of abrupt climate change.

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  10. photo of a green rainforest canopy with the Amazon river in the background
    Climate

    Forests help reduce global warming in more ways than one

    Trees are often touted as bulwarks against climate change for their capacity to sequester carbon, but that’s just one part of the story.

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  11. photo of a police car in the foreground with cloud of smoke billowing above Yanderra township buildings
    Climate

    Smoke from Australia’s intense fires in 2019 and 2020 damaged the ozone layer

    Massive fires like those that raged in Australia in 2019–2020 can eat away at Earth’s protective ozone layer, researchers find.

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  12. illustration in the shape of the Earth showing a train, a car, airplanes, felled trees, an oil spill, and other examples of humans' impact on their environment
    Climate

    How did we get here? The roots and impacts of the climate crisis

    Over the last century and a half, scientists have built a strong case for the roots and impacts of human-caused climate change.

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