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80 Years of Greenland's Vanishing Glaciers

Re-creating photographs from the 1930s can help scientists understand Greenland’s melting glaciers and predict how quickly climate change might make them disappear into the sea. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on July 27, 2016...

August 8, 2016 — Nature Video
This Rare White Possum Could Soon Be a Ghostly Memory

This Rare White Possum Could Soon Be a Ghostly Memory

A ghost lives in the Daintree Rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia. There, on a single mountain range located 1,100 meters above sea level, scientists have recently found what may be the last few white lemuroid ringtail possums (Hemibelideus lemuroides), a species that was all but wiped out by a heat wave in 2005...

September 16, 2014 — John R. Platt
Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

As a middle school student in Tallahassee, Florida, Kelly Caylor built a weather balloon for the science fair. Decades later, he's distributing high-tech environmental sensors, or "pods," throughout sub-Saharan Africa...

April 10, 2015 — Kerry Klein
The Road to Paris and COP-21

The Road to Paris and COP-21

As 2015 begins, the road to the crucial COP-21 summit here in Paris (where I am based) is being outlined by the French government, the UN, and a huge number of other actors and NGOs.

January 16, 2015 — Tali Trigg

Look Out Lemurs: Climate Change Is Taking Your Land

As if rampant deforestation and poaching weren't bad enough, climate change will have a devastating effect on the majority of Madagascar's lemur species, most of them already imperiled, according to a paper published this week in Ecology and Evolution...

February 19, 2015 — John R. Platt
Happy, Hot Earth Day! [Interactive]

Happy, Hot Earth Day! [Interactive]

Almost no one had heard of global warming when the U.S. commemorated its first Earth Day 44 years ago. Now most Americans know about anthropogenic climate change--whether or not they accept the science is another story...

April 22, 2014 — THE EDITORS
Global Warming: Democrats and Republicans Agree

Global Warming: Democrats and Republicans Agree

Wait, what? Contrary to the polarized positions that politicians and commentators often take in the media, Americans do not disagree about global warming or what to do about it.

March 18, 2014 — Mark Fischetti
Warming Gives Us One More Month of Flowers in the Rockies

Warming Gives Us One More Month of Flowers in the Rockies

No matter the temperature, I don’t consider it to be really spring until I spot the first spring beauties of the year. These sweet whitish/pinkish mid-Atlantic florets (Claytonia virginica) are among the first to stretch out of the mud and leaf litter to add a spritely touch to an otherwise brown woodscape...

March 18, 2014 — Hannah Waters

World’s Deadliest Fuel Made Safe and Clean?

Coal kills. When it’s not horrific mining accidents like the one in Soma, Turkey, on May 13 that killed more than 300 miners, it’s the 13,000 Americans who die early each year because of air pollution from burning the dirtiest fossil fuel...

May 20, 2014 — David Biello
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