Environment
New research shows importance of climate on spruce beetle flight  PHYS.ORG · 6 minutes
If the climate continues warming as predicted, spruce beetle outbreaks in the Rocky Mountains could become more frequent, a new multi-year study led by Colorado State University finds. more
Crumbling roads, grids cost poor nations billions due to storms: World Bank  PHYS.ORG · 6 minutes
Flooding, storms and other natural hazards, made more likely by climate change, cost poor nations hundreds of billions every year due to crumbling infrastructure,... more
New York to get one of world's most ambitious carbon reduction plans  PHYS.ORG · 42 minutes
New York state lawmakers on Wednesday passed one of the world's most ambitious laws aimed at countering climate change, under which fossil fuel power... more
Importance of climate on spruce beetle flight  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
If the climate continues warming as predicted, spruce beetle outbreaks in the Rocky Mountains could become more frequent. more
Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
The Trump administration has carried out a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants. more
Eating fatty fish free of environmental pollutants could reduce type 2 diabetes risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
If the fatty fish we eat were free of environmental pollutants, it would reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. more
The Latest: EPA chief eases rules on coal-fired power plants  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
The Trump administration has ordered a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants more
Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A team has compiled a roadmap for the future of synthetic or engineering biology, based on the input of 80 leaders in the field from more than 30... more
Astronomers uncover first polarized radio signals from gamma-ray burst  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
An international team of astronomers has captured the first-ever polarized radio waves from a distant cosmic explosion. more
EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
The Trump administration has carried out a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants. more
Stabilizing nations' food production through crop diversity  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
With increasing demand for food from the planet's growing population and climate change threatening the stability of food systems across the world, University of Minnesota research examined how the diversity of crops at the... more
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate,... more
Oceanographers investigate the ocean's carbon-absorbing processes over time  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
It's a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. What's less well known is how the ocean's processes... more
NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say they have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time. more
Greenland's Summer Melts Have Started Early, and They're Very Bad This Year  LIVE SCIENCE · 12 hours
Summer doesn't begin for two more days, but oceanographers and climatologists are already sounding the alarm about stunning ice melts going on now in... more
I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers  NPR · 13 hours
Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades... more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
What factors govern algae's success as 'tenants' of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? more
Contribution of the Greenland Ice Sheet to sea level over the next millennium  Science Magazine · 13 hours
The Greenland Ice Sheet holds 7.2 m of sea level equivalent and in recent decades, rising temperatures have led to accelerated mass... more
Metals likely promoted protometabolism in early ocean alkaline hydrothermal systems  Science Magazine · 13 hours
One of the most plausible scenarios of the origin of life assumes the preceding prebiotic autotrophic metabolism in sulfide-rich hydrothermal vent environments. However, geochemical mechanisms to harness the... more
Acceleration of ice loss across the Himalayas over the past 40 years  Science Magazine · 13 hours
Himalayan glaciers supply meltwater to densely populated catchments in South Asia, and regional observations of glacier change over multiple decades are needed to understand... more
Frog protein may mitigate dangers posed by toxic marine microbes  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A new study from UC San Francisco suggests that a protein found in the common bullfrog may one day be used to detect and neutralize a poisonous compound... more
Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century. The analysis, spanning 40 years of... more
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future. If worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current trajectory, Greenland may be ice-free by... more
Cold War–era spy satellite images show Himalayan glaciers are melting fast  SCIENCE-NEWS · 13 hours
Declassified spy satellite photographs show that glacier melt in the Himalayas has sped up dramatically in the last two decades. more
Wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the... more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
What factors govern algae's success as "tenants" of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? A Victoria University of Wellington-led team of experts that includes... more
Successful 'alien' bird invasions are location dependent  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Published today in Nature, researchers show that alien bird introductions are most successful in locations and climates similar to their native habitats and in places where other alien species are already established. more
Trump moves to weaken Obama climate policy, bolster coal industry  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its final plan to rewrite a major Obama-era climate change policy, replacing proposed regulations that cracked down on coal-burning power plants with... more
Fifty years after the Cuyahoga conflagration  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
On June 22, 1969, the Cuyahoga River, which flows through Cleveland, Ohio, caught fire. Although firefighters extinguished the blaze within 30 minutes, the shocking event helped galvanize the U.S. environmental movement. Fifty years later, the river... more
US military consumes more hydrocarbons than most countries—massive hidden impact on climate  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The US military's carbon footprint is enormous and must be confronted in order to have a substantial effect on battling global warming. more
South African forests show pathways to a sustainable future  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Native forests make up 1percent of the landscape in South Africa but could play a key role in reducing atmospheric carbon and identifying sustainable development practices that can be used... more
Fatty fish without environmental pollutants protect against type 2 diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
If the fatty fish we eat were free of environmental pollutants, it would reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the pollutants in the fish have... more
High temperature records will be 'smashed' in coming century  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Climate change will cause some regions of the world to "smash" high temperature records every year in the coming century, researchers warn. That will push "ecosystems and communities beyond their... more
Why tiny microbes may be a big factor in how climate change unfolds  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Climate change is about big things: melting ice sheets, rising seas, the feverish temperature of the planet. more
Research shows wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent... more
Antarctic marine life recovery following the dinosaurs' extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. A team studied just under 3000 marine fossils collected from Antarctica to understand... more
Is glue the answer to climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A small amount of cheap epoxy resin replaces bulky support materials in making effective carbon capture solid sorbents, developed by scientists. more
The Latest: Rollback of Obama-era rule for coal-fired plants  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
The Trump administration has rolled back a landmark Obama-era effort targeting coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution more
Researchers lay out plan for managing rivers for climate change  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
New strategies for river management are needed to maintain water supplies and avoid big crashes in populations of aquatic life, researchers argue in a perspective piece published today... more
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Plants are susceptible to stress, and with the global impact of climate change and humanity's growing demand for food, it's crucial to understand what causes plant stress and stress tolerance. When plants... more
Is glue the answer to climate crisis?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Is glue the answer to climate change? Researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University have proven that it could certainly help. They have developed a new material capable of capturing... more
Cyanide-free gold goes into production  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Australia is leading the charge towards greener and safer gold production with an environmentally-superior alternative gold recovery process technology, dispensing with toxic cyanide and mercury currently used in most gold production processes worldwide. more
Researchers lay out plan for managing rivers for climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
New strategies for river management are needed to maintain water supplies and avoid big crashes in populations of aquatic life, researchers argue. more
Graphene-based ink may lead to printable energy storage devices  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Researchers have created an ink made of graphene nanosheets, and demonstrated that the ink can be used to print 3-D structures. As the graphene-based ink can be mass-produced in an... more
Playing games? It's a serious way to win community backing for change  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
How would you and your neighbours triple the number of households in your street block in order to keep your cherished suburb thriving and... more
Dew drops spontaneously flinging themselves into the wind may spread wheat infections  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A team of researchers with members from Virginia Tech, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women and Cornell University has found that dew drops... more
Crocs' climate clock: Ancient distribution of Crocs could reveal more about past climates  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Underneath their tough exteriors, some crocodilians have a sensitive side that scientists could use to shine light on our ancient climate. more
New evidence shows rapid response in the West Greenland landscape to Arctic climate shifts  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
New evidence shows that Arctic ecosystems undergo rapid, strong and pervasive environmental changes in response to climate shifts, even those... more
NEEMO: Testing space gear under the sea  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations takes place more than 18 meters below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. For nine days, astronauts, engineers, and scientists live and work underwater, testing new technologies for space. more
New environmental DNA program makes conservation research faster, more efficient  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
It's estimated that a person sheds between 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells per day. These cells and their associated DNA leave genetic traces of ourselves in showers, dust—pretty... more
Europe's growing 'climate civil disobedience' movement  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Thousands of European activists plan to blockade a large German lignite mine this week, the latest protest of a growing "climate civil disobedience" movement. more
Crocs' climate clock: Ancient distribution of Crocs could reveal more about past climates  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Underneath their tough exteriors, some crocodilians have a sensitive side that scientists could use to shine light on our ancient climate, according... more
Does greater immersion in virtual reality lead to a better experience?  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Contrary to current industry trends to develop more immersive virtual reality systems, a new study found that a more immersive environment or the presence of real-world... more
Marijuana industry sets environmental, ethical goals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
An alliance of large marijuana businesses in the growing global marketplace says they are good corporate citizens more
Simple modification to the grooming pattern could improve skier safety  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A spectacular stack on a ski slope in Canada has led to a University of Queensland researcher determining a simple modification that could improve skier safety on the... more
Marijuana industry aims at environmental, ethical goals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
An alliance of large marijuana businesses in the growing global marketplace says they are good corporate citizens more
A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern US corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to... more
Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from... more
Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change  NPR · 1 day
Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds. more
Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as 'Boaty McBoatface') has for the first time shed light on a key process linking... more
Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from... more
New study shows how environmental disruptions affected ancient societies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study shows that over the past 10,000 years, humanity has experienced a number of foundational transitions, or 'bottlenecks.' During these periods of transition, the advance or decline of... more
New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research... more
Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Leading microbiologists have issued a warning, saying that not including microbes -- the support system of the biosphere -- in the climate change equation... more
Only eight EU countries to phase out coal by 2030  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The EU said Tuesday that eight of its 28 member countries aim to phase out coal-powered electricity by 2030, triggering charges it is missing the mark under the... more
Bosnian city of Mostar awash in trash amid landfill protest  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Uncollected thrash is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar—one of the Balkan nation's main tourist destinations—since residents begun blocking access to the... more
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. But in ancient times, these powerful carnivores also roamed a very different landscape, inhabiting the... more
Scientists studying how large-scale environmental disruptions affected ancient societies  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
John Day, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, has collaborated on a new analysis of societal development with Joel Gunn of the University of North... more
New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research... more
Neolithic Çatalhöyük Experienced Modern Urban Problems  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An international team of researchers has found that the inhabitants of the Neolithic settlement Çatalhöyük (7100-5950 BCE) experienced overcrowding, infectious diseases, violence and environmental... more
Meteors help Martian clouds form  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers think they've solved the long-standing mystery of how Mars got all of its clouds. more
Zipingpu Reservoir reveals climate-tectonics interplay around 2008 Wenchuan earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The roles of "climate change" versus "tectonics" that dominate erosion and sediment transport over geological time scales have long been a hot topic in Earth science. How to effectively separate... more
Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 30 microbiologists from 9 countries have issued a warning to humanity—they are calling for the world to stop ignoring an 'unseen majority'... more
Urban gardens to monitor air pollution  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen have assessed the use of edible plants for the biomonitoring of atmospheric pollution. more
Climate change enhances carbon dioxide flux from lakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Boreal lakes play a significant role in global carbon cycling. Small and shallow lakes are abundant in northern areas, and they are often biologically active because of the loading of organic matter... more
A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate... more
Carving a new path for skier safety  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A spectacular stack on a ski slope in Canada has led to a researcher determining a simple modification that could improve skier safety on the snow. Researchers studied visual perception under different lighting conditions... more
Ireland to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ireland has announced it will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 as part of its new climate change plan. more
Heathrow publishes 'masterplan' for controversial third runway  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
London Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, on Tuesday issued plans for its controversial third runway, including the rerouting of rivers and roads, as it sought also to allay environmental concerns. more
Shields up to beat global warming  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Might an enormous orbiting "shield" be one way to combat the rising temperatures around the world caused by elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels? Writing in the International Journal of Global Warming, a team in China has... more
How to answer the argument that Australia's emissions are too small to make a difference  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
After a recent foray into the debate over Australia's so-called "climate election", I received plenty of critical replies... more
New mapping application visualizes costs of developing renewable energy resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new report, "Exploring Renewable Energy Opportunities in Select Southeast Asian Countries: A Geospatial Analysis of the LCOE of Utility-Scale Wind and Solar PV," finds that there is... more
Global analysis of streamflow response to forest management  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Planting large numbers of trees may contribute to improving an ecosystem and mitigating atmospheric CO2 levels. But planting trees in arid areas can sometimes worsen the environmental circumstances, especially the water availability... more
How energy choices after Fukushima impacted human health and the environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
After the March 2011 nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima, Japan, nuclear power output experienced a rapid and large decline in that country as well as... more
Inflatable heat shield could deliver heavy payloads to worlds with a thick atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
One of the greater challenges of sending payloads to Mars is contending with the planet's atmosphere. While incredibly thin compared to Earth's... more
Can California better use winter storms to refill its aquifers?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The general long-term forecast for California as climate change intensifies: more frequent droughts, intermittently interrupted by years when big storms bring rain more quickly than the water infrastructure... more
The increase in wildfires is linked via climate change to social inequity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When the crown jewel of industrial civilization—the automobile—was introduced in London, it was met with resistance. Wouldn't burning fossil fuels pollute the air? "Yes,... more
Study reveals new genomic roots of ecological adaptation in polar bear evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have shed new light on the genomic foundation of the polar bear's ecological adaption by pinpointing rapid changes in the bear's gene copy... more
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study. more
How to detect life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When MIT research scientist Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn't think that he'd use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to one day search... more
Bone-Crushing Hyenas Lived in Canada's Arctic During the Last Ice Age  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
During the last ice age, bone-crushing hyenas stalked the snowy Canadian Arctic, likely satisfying their meat cravings by hunting herds of caribou and horses, while also... more
Hyenas roamed the Arctic during the last ice age  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
Two teeth confirm the idea that hyenas crossed the Bering land bridge into North America, a study finds. more
Study shows persistence of gender bias by patients in the health care environment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study has shown that patients are significantly more likely to correctly identify male physicians and female nurses, demonstrating continuing gender... more
Rising methane may thwart efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
If the world were on track to meet the Paris Agreement goal of less than 2 degrees Celsius of global warming, methane levels in the atmosphere would theoretically... more
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles. more
Medical News Today: What to know about cold-induced asthma  MNT · 2 days
Cold-induced asthma involves cold weather triggering asthma symptoms such as coughing and wheezing. Treatment can include using an inhaler and moving to a warmer environment. Learn more here. more
New type of cooling vest can improve athletes' performance in hot conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Strategies to cope with body heat in sports is a pressing issue. The Tokyo Olympics will be held in the hot and muggy Japanese... more
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New research shows importance of climate on spruce beetle flight
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Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
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Playing games? It's a serious way to win community backing for change
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Inflatable heat shield could deliver heavy payloads to worlds with a thick atmosphere
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Melting a satellite, a piece at a time
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Researchers testing ways to make aspen-dominated forests resilient to climate change
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Cementing our place in space
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Study investigates how much climate change affects the risk of armed conflict
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Wind tunnel tests could help kites become a clean energy high-flier
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Why Noah's Ark won't work
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Deploying high-frequency radar in the Straits of Mackinac
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NASA's SET mission to study satellite protection is ready for launch
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Mountain-dwellers can adapt to melting glaciers without caring about climate change
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How cryptocurrency discussions spread
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Spectrographic analysis yields empirical benchmark for newborn 'hot Jupiter'
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As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home
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Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes
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Solving the sun's super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe
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Using geography to explore land policy and management
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Over half a million corals destroyed by port of Miami dredging, study finds
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First ICESat-2 global data released: Ice, forests and more
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Why Godzilla is the perfect monster for our age of environmental destruction
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Swedish researchers encourage less flying, with new tool to highlight climate impact
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Study investigates potential risk of Taurid meteor swarm
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New studies increase confidence in NASA's measure of Earth's temperature
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