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Another Melting Antarctic Glacier

The warming of the world's oceans is penetrating radar. They discovered two causing a glacier the size of California in massive undersea valleys beneath the East Antarctica to melt, and scientists fear ice sheet, one of which is 3 miles ...
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Global Warming: Here and Now

“It has happened,” said Philip Bump. For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels hit a daily average of 400 parts per million (ppm) last week. “There is now more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than at ...
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Drastic climate change

An analysis of isotopes in marine fossils from around the world yielded the most complete record of Earth's temperatures yet—and showed that the planet is heating up at a rate unprecedented in the past 11,300 years. Scientists say that if ...
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The Hungry Planet

More than 850 million people around the world—one in nearly seven—don't have enough to eat. Although current global food production is sufficient to feed everyone, the number eating less than the minimum the human body needs—an average 2,100 calories a ...
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US Cities are at Risk for Coastal Flooding

U.S. Cities are at Risk for Coastal Flooding

There are five US cities that are at risk of flooding due to rising sea levels.  They are Miami, Tampa, Boston, New York City, and New Orleans. Miami’s flooding risk comes not only from the high tides but from the ...
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Mosquito

Mosquitoes Bring Chikungunya To The U.S.

Chikungunya is a serious health threat. Mosquitoes once limited to tropical I regions are spreading north to the U.S., carrying both dengue fever and Chikungunya, a virus that causes fever, chills, headache, and punishing joint pain that can persist for ...
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Oxygen-starved oceans held back life’s recovery after the ‘Great Dying’

Stanford scientists have found that chronically low levels of oxygen throughout the oceans hampered the recovery of life after the Permian-Triassic extinction, the most catastrophic die-off in our planet's history. Also known as the "Great Dying," global ecosystems collapsed as ...
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Coral reefs continue to die until carbon output drops

Scientists have concluded for the last decade that more-acidic seas have been harming coral, making it more difficult for coral reefs to grow or regenerate themselves. Conducting an experiment over the course of 22 days, scientists flooded Australia’s Great Barrier ...
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Climate risk to inflexible penguins’ chicks

Crested and rockhopper penguins are threatened by climate change – but this time the penguins could be at risk because they cannot change their own ways. Evolution has left them with a rigid parenting strategy, probably well adapted for climate conditions ...
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A new water world

Saturn’s ice-covered moon Enceladus could harbor a warm-water ocean beneath its frozen surface, opening up new possibilities for life beyond Earth. Enceladus has fascinated astronomers since 2005, when NASA’s Cassini probe caught geysers on the moon’s south pole spewing out ...
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