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Thawing permafrost releases organic compounds into the air

When permafrost thaws due to global warming, not only the greenhouse gases known to all, but also organic compounds are released from the soil....

Bringing people together on climate change

A new study suggests that engaging, high-quality media programming could help Democrats and Republicans see eye to eye when it comes to climate change.

Future climate changes in nature reserves

The Earth's nature reserves are set to be affected by future climate change in very different ways. Detailed local knowledge of climate change impacts...

Coastal flooding will disproportionately impact 31 million people globally

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Increasing stability decreases ocean productivity, reduces carbon burial

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New estimates for the rise in sea levels due to ice sheet mass loss...

An international consortium of researchers under the aegis of CMIP6 has calculated new estimates for the melting of Earth's ice sheets due to greenhouse...

Larger variability in sea level expected as Earth warms

Researchers have identified a global tendency for future sea levels to become more variable as oceans warm this century due to increasing greenhouse gas...

Widespread electric vehicle adoption would save billions of dollars, thousands of lives

A new study found that if EVs replaced 25% of combustion-engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion...

New study reveals strength of the deep ocean circulation in the South Atlantic

Oceanographers have for the first time described the daily variability of the circulation of key deep currents in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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