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Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands

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Every spot of green space counts

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Cold-water corals: Acidification harms, warming promotes growth

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California water managers vary in use of climate science

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Increasing hurricane intensity around Bermuda linked to rising ocean temperatures

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Observations confirm that aerosols formed from plant emitted compounds can make clouds brighter

An observational study confirms a prevailing theory that volatile organic compounds emitted by vegetation form atmospheric aerosols which make clouds more reflective.

Estimates overstated for Mongolian rangelands damaged by livestock

An estimated 70 percent of the rangelands in Mongolia are damaged by livestock and unregulated land use. But new research found less irreversible damage...

Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than...

The melting of large icebergs is a key stage in the evolution of ice...

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