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  1. Acropora corals in New Caledonia
    Life

    Neon colors may help some corals stage a comeback from bleaching

    When some corals bleach, they turn bright colors. Stunning hues may be part of a response that helps the corals recover and reunite with their algae.

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  2. meteorite in Antarctica
    Planetary Science

    Meteorites might be more likely to strike near the equator

    Meteorites from Antarctica have helped scientists assess the total number likely to hit Earth every year — and where they are most likely to fall.

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  3. Super-typhoon Mangkhut
    Climate

    How more powerful Pacific cyclones may be fueling global warming

    Increasingly strong storms in the North Pacific may be speeding up the fast-moving Kuroshio Current — which could bring more heat to high latitudes.

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  4. people at a well in Misiones, Argentina
    Earth

    Up to 220 million people globally may be at risk of arsenic-contaminated water

    A new world map highlights possible hot spots of arsenic contamination in groundwater.

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  5. aerial photo of a freeway in Los Angeles
    Climate

    Daily global CO2 emissions dropped dramatically as COVID-19 kept people home

    Daily carbon dioxide emissions in early April were 17 percent lower than average daily emissions for 2019, thanks to government policies to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

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  6. covers of six books about climate change
    Climate

    These 6 books explore climate change science and solutions

    Science News staff read recent books about climate change to help guide you to which ones you might like.

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  7. Mauna Kea volcano
    Earth

    Long-dormant volcano Mauna Kea has been quietly grumbling for decades

    Small, periodic earthquakes have happened every seven to 12 minutes for decades, but aren’t reason for alarm, a new study finds.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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