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About 466 million years ago, long before the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth froze. The seas began to ice over at the Earth's...

Rethinking scenario logic for climate policy

Current scenarios used to inform climate policy have a weakness in that they typically focus on reaching specific climate goals in 2100 - an...

Actions to save coral reefs could benefit all ecosystems

Scientists say bolder actions to protect the world's coral reefs will benefit all ecosystems, human livelihoods and improve food security.

Greenland’s growing ‘ice slabs’ intensify meltwater runoff into ocean

Thick, impenetrable ice slabs are expanding rapidly on the interior of Greenland's ice sheet, where the ice is normally porous and able to reabsorb...

Undervalued wilderness areas can cut extinction risk in half

Wilderness areas, long known for intrinsic conservation value, are far more valuable for biodiversity than previously believed, and if conserved, will cut the world's...

Coastal birds can weather the storm, but not the sea

Coastal birds survive because their populations can absorb impacts and recover quickly from hurricanes -- even storms many times larger than anything previously observed.

Scientists forecasted late May tornado outbreak nearly 4 weeks in advance

Scientists report that they accurately predicted the nation's extensive tornado outbreak of late May 2019 nearly 4 weeks before it began.

The life aquatic made clear with freshwater lens

A doctoral student has found a way to view the life of plants and animals in murky waters - by using a lens of...

Emissions from cannabis growing facilities may impact indoor and regional air quality

Scientists have studied air quality inside of four cannabis growing facilities in Nevada and California. They recorded high levels of BVOCs (biogenic volatile organic...

Inequality: What we’ve learned from the ‘Robots of the late Neolithic’

Seven thousand years ago, societies across Eurasia began to show signs of lasting divisions between haves and have-nots. Scientists have now charted the precipitous...

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