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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Sediment sample collection near Peru
    Oceans

    Deep-sea mining may damage underwater ecosystems for decades

    Microbe communities in the seabed off Peru still haven’t fully recovered from being disturbed by a deep-sea mining experiment 26 years ago.

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  9. 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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