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California water managers vary in use of climate science

Lack of climate change adaptation among water utilities can put water supplies and the people dependent on them at risk, especially in marginalized communities,...

Estimates overstated for Mongolian rangelands damaged by livestock

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Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere

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Desertification and monsoon climate change linked to shifts in ice volume and sea level

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Ocean warming to cancel increased CO2-driven productivity

Researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity.

A record number of Americans watched the 2017 solar eclipse — and sought science...

The 2017 total solar eclipse spurred a flurry of interest about solar eclipses, according to the final report of a survey led by the...

New insights into biodiversity hotspots could help protect them from potential deep-sea mining

New insights into animal patterns around extinct submarine volcanoes could inform measures used to protect marine ecosystems from human activities, such as trawling and...

Plant hedges to combat near-road pollution exposure

Urban planners should plant hedges, or a combination of trees with hedges -- rather than just relying on roadside trees -- if they are...

Staying clean keeps seafish smart

"Vet" service provided by smaller fish is key to keeping coral reefs healthy, a new study finds.

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