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Arctic Sea Ice to Reach Sixth Lowest Extent on Record

Arctic sea ice is set to reach the sixth lowest extent on record at the end of the summer melt season.

The $90 Trillion Climate-Stabilizing Cookbook

A new report shows how the world could become wealthier by spending more on clean energy infrastructure.

What Will Survive in Hot, Acidic Oceans?

Scientists discovered that a type of plankton could thrive as the climate changes, which could offer clues about how other species will fare.…

Tropical Dams an Underestimated Methane Source

New data supports the idea that methane emissions from hydroelectric dams outweigh the benefits.

Climate Change Threatens Half of North America’s Birds

Over three hundred species, including the bald eagle and 10 U.S. state birds are at risk from climate change.

Warming Air Was Trigger for Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse

The spectacular 2002 collapse of Antarctica's Larsen B ice shelf was caused by surface melting.

The Good and Bad Climate News from Permafrost Melt

Nearly half of the carbon that's eroding from melting Arctic permafrost is ending up in the atmosphere.

Calif. Plans Nation’s Most Detailed Sea Level Database

California is planning the nation's most elaborate database of local and statewide sea level rise adaptation efforts.

Time for Trees to Pack Their Trunks?

As climate changes, forest ecosystems will need to shift to more suitable sites. Should we help?

China Works Toward Kicking its Coal Habit

The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter might be getting serious about kicking its coal habit.

New Global ‘Roadmap’ Shows Where to Put Future Roads

Roads can disrupt the natural world, but new research lays out how to help the two coexist.

Mountain Forest Changes Threaten Calif. Water Supplies

Landscape changes in the warming Sierra Nevada may have major impacts on California’s economy.

Warming in Europe Raises Risks of Tropical Diseases

As temperatures rise in Europe, researchers warn of the increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

Pests Pose Increasing Risk to Food Security

In a world with ever more competition for food, pests may pose the biggest threat.

Cut Carbon, Breathe Easier, Live Longer

A new study says a federal cap-and-trade policy could pay for itself 10 times over with health benefits.

Battle Wages for California’s Groundwater Rights

California’s drought stresses the need to improve how the state & the rest of us divvy up a resource in demand.

What Global Warming Might Mean for Extreme Snowfalls

While warming is expected to reduce average snowfalls, it may have less of an impact on extreme snowfalls.

Crowdsourced Photos Provide Drought Snapshots

Anyone can contribute to a growing database of photos that show the state of drought across the U.S.

Can Birds Be Protected From Huge Solar Plants?

Bird deaths have stoked legal action that could challenge half a dozen solar plants planned in Calif. and Ariz.

Antarctic Riddle: How Much Will the South Pole Melt?

Improved climate models suggests melting in Antarctica will be worse this century than we had realized.

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Early vs. Late Snowmelt Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.