Earth

  1. Paris
    Climate

    Europe’s latest heat wave has been linked to climate change

    Global warming made the June heat wave at least five times more likely to happen.

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  2. smoke stacks
    Climate

    CO2 emissions are on track to take us beyond 1.5 degrees of global warming

    Current and planned infrastructure will exceed the level of emissions that would keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a new analysis finds.

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  3. two people under shade umbrella
    Climate

    Is climate change causing Europe’s intense heat? A scientist weighs in

    Science News talks with climate scientist Karsten Haustein about attributing extreme heat events in Europe and South Asia to climate change.

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  4. honeybees
    Animals

    U.S. honeybees had the worst winter die-off in more than a decade

    Colonies suffered from parasitic, disease-spreading Varroa mites. Floods and fire didn’t help.

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  5. fishing boats
    Oceans

    The world’s fisheries are incredibly intertwined, thanks to baby fish

    A computer simulation reveals how one nation's management of its fish spawning grounds could significantly help or hurt another country's catch.

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  6. Himalayas
    Climate

    Cold War–era spy satellite images show Himalayan glaciers are melting fast

    Declassified spy satellite photographs reveal that glacier melt in the Himalayas has sped up dramatically in the last two decades.

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  7. Langoustine claws
    Chemistry

    How seafood shells could help solve the plastic waste problem

    Chitin and chitosan from crustacean shells could put a dent in the world’s plastic waste problem.

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  8. Bolshaya Udina volcano
    Earth

    Is a long-dormant Russian volcano waking up? It’s complicated

    Scientists debate how to interpret seismic activity near Bolshaya Udina on the remote Kamchatka Peninsula.

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  9. Odaw River
    Ecosystems

    Many of the world’s rivers are flush with dangerous levels of antibiotics

    Antibiotic pollution can fuel drug resistance in microbes. A global survey of rivers finds unsafe levels of antibiotics in 16 percent of sites.

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  10. Sinclair Lake
    Environment

    Some Canadian lakes still store DDT in their mud

    Yesterday’s DDT pollution crisis is still today’s problem in some of Canada’s lakes.

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  11. weather map
    Climate

    The National Weather Service has launched its new U.S. forecasting model

    The United States has finally unveiled its new, highly touted weather prediction model, but some scientists worry that it’s not ready for prime time.

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  12. danger sign
    Agriculture

    The U.S. is still using many pesticides that are banned in other countries

    In 2016, the United States used millions of kilograms of pesticides that are banned or being phased out in the European Union, Brazil and China.

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