Climate

  1. illustration of an eco-friendly neighborhood
    Climate

    What lifestyle changes will shrink your carbon footprint the most?

    You can reduce your carbon emissions, but the most influential changes will depend on your circumstances.

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  2. House near Boulder, Colorado
    Climate

    How to protect your home from disasters amplified by climate change

    How people can make their homes and communities more resilient to the effects of climate change, including floods, fires, heat and drought.

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  3. Puerto Rico flooding
    Climate

    What data do cities like Orlando need to prepare for climate migrants?

    As researchers wrestle with how to anticipate future population shifts due to climate change, possible “destination cities,” like Orlando, Fla., prepare for an influx.

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  4. Michael Moore on stage
    Climate

    What Michael Moore’s new film gets wrong about renewable energy

    Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans challenges renewable energy’s ability to fight climate change, but it’s riddled with errors and old information.

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  5. New Delhi
    Earth

    Deadly temperatures expected to arrive later this century are already here

    Temperatures near humans’ physiological limit have doubled in frequency since 1979, exposing millions of people to dangerously hot and humid conditions.

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  6. Greenland glacier
    Earth

    Greenland and Antarctica are gaining ice inland, but still losing it overall

    Inland ice accumulation is not enough to counteract the amount of ice melting off Antarctica and Greenland into the oceans, satellite data show.

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  7. Kilauea volcano
    Earth

    Did heavy rain trigger Kilauea’s eruption? It’s complicated

    A study suggests the Hawaiian volcano’s outpouring of lava was triggered by heavy rainfall in the months preceding. But some scientists are skeptical.

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  8. oil storage tanks in Pecos, Texas
    Climate

    A U.S. oil-producing region is leaking twice as much methane as once thought

    Satellite measurements identify the Permian Basin, a massive U.S. oil- and gas-producing area, as a large source of leaked methane to the atmosphere.

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  9. Drought
    Climate

    Climate change made a southwestern U.S. drought one of the worst in 1,200 years

    Tree ring records show that the 2000–2018 drought in southwestern North America is among the most severe to strike the region in over a millennium.

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  10. Ozone in stratosphere
    Climate

    The largest Arctic ozone hole ever measured is hovering over the North Pole

    A strong polar vortex in early 2020 led to what may be a record-breaking hole in the ozone layer over the Arctic.

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  11. Illustration of ancient rainforest near South Pole
    Earth

    Roughly 90 million years ago, a rainforest grew near the South Pole

    A forest flourished within 1,000 kilometers of the South Pole, probably because of high atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and an ice-free Antarctica.

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  12. Climate

    These women endured a winter in the high Arctic for citizen science

    Two women have spent the winter on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard to collect data for climate scientists around the world.

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