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snowy house in Boston

ARCTIC BLAST  A new study finds a strong correlation between Arctic warming and heavy snowfall in the northeastern United States, such as this March 13 storm that struck Boston.

COMPACT CUBE  Researchers discovered ice-VII entombed within a diamond. This cubic form of ice (crystal structure shown) is found only at very high pressures such as those deep in Earth’s interior.

peatland fire in Indonesia

SMOKE SIGNALS  Peatland fires in Riau Province, Indonesia, burned in August 2016, releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere. Climate change and agriculture are putting peatlands at risk.

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