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As populations boom and chronic droughts persist, coastal cities like Carlsbad in Southern California have increasingly turned to ocean desalination to supplement a dwindling...

Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth

Many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, a team of researchers has discovered, and these findings could advance research about greenhouse...

How Neolithic people adapted to climate change

Research has uncovered evidence that early farmers were adapting to climate change 8,200 years ago.

Weather satellites aid search and rescue capabilities

The same satellites that identify severe weather can help save you from it. NOAA's GOES series satellites carry a payload supported by NASA's Search...

The long memory of the Pacific Ocean

Cold waters that sank in polar regions hundreds of years ago during the Little Ice Age are still impacting deep Pacific Ocean temperature trends....

Greenhouse gases: First it was cows, now it’s larvae

A certain species of larva uses methane to propel itself, and it is even possible that this mechanism is accelerating the release of gases...

Scientists trace atmospheric rise in CO2 during deglaciation to deep Pacific Ocean

How carbon made it out of the ocean and into the atmosphere has remained one of the most important mysteries of science. A new...

Walkability is key: A look at greenspace use

New research suggests the key to getting more people to use public greenspaces may be making access to them easier and safer.

The evolution of climate change activism studied by researcher

Climate change is a topic that is debated, doubted and covered by news outlets across the world. Now an academic is researching the evolution...

Who’s tougher? Baby sharks or daddy sharks?

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