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Seasonal forecasts challenged by Pacific Ocean warming

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November 2019 was 2nd hottest on record for the planet

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Warming climate will impact dead zones in Chesapeake Bay

In recent years, scientists have projected increasingly large summer dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay, areas where there is little or no oxygen for...

Community characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather

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Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes

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Ocean studies look at microscopic diversity and activity across entire planet

Two new articles use samples and data collected during the Tara Oceans Expedition to analyze current ocean diversity across the planet, providing a baseline...

Combatting air pollution with nature

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Does climate change affect real estate prices? Only if you believe in it

A new study shows that at-risk homes sell for more in areas where people don't believe in climate change.

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