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Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere

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

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People with IBD have more microplastics in their feces

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

The East Asian summer monsoon and desertification in Eurasia is driven by fluctuating Northern Hemisphere ice volume and global sea level during the Ice...

Citizen scientists offer ray of hope

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Sea-level rise may worsen existing San Francisco Bay Area inequities

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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...

Higher elevation birds sport thicker down

A new study examines feathers across 249 species of Himalayan songbirds, finding that birds at higher elevations have more of fluffy down than lower...

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