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The Surprising Link Between Fjords and Carbon

Deep ocean inlets account for about 11 percent of the carbon locked away in marine sediments each year.

Climate Change Will Greatly Impact Australians’ Health

A report warns extreme weather will contribute to the spread of disease and disrupt food and water supplies.

Global Warming Could Threaten 1-in-6 Species

One in six species is threatened with extinction if polluting practices continue unabated, researchers say.

Blooming Algae Could Accelerate Arctic Warming

A new study says waning Arctic sea ice could lead to algae blooms that will trap extra heat from the sun.

At $24 Trillion, Oceans are World’s 7th-Largest Economy

Vast economic worth of world’s oceans is declining due to pollution, climate change and overfishing.

Where’s the Heat? Check the Oceans

Greenhouse gases are trapping a lot of heat in the climate system and most of it is ending up in the ocean.

Scientists Turn to Drones For Closer Look at Sea Ice

A Columbia University oceanographer calls on drones to help study ice melt.

Looking for Global Warming? Check the Ocean

Greenhouse gases are trapping a lot of heat in the climate system and most is ending up in the ocean.

Major Changes Loom in Arctic as U.S. Leads Council

The U.S. is poised to take over the Arctic Council as major changes loom for the region.

Can Saltwater Quench Our Growing Thirst?

Researchers are fine-tuning a centuries-old concept that might be the future of quenching the world’s thirst.

Arctic Research Vessel Set Adrift to Study Sea Ice Decline

Scientists investigate why sea ice is retreating faster than expected as cover falls to new low.

New Studies Reveal Climate Extremes From Fire to Ice

Two new studies show how drastically CO2 has affected Earth's climate in the distant past.

Pacific Winds Tied to Warming Slowdown, Dry West

The warming hiatus and western U.S. drought both have roots in the Pacific according to recent research.

When Climate Science Clashes With Real-World Policy

Climate scientists and planners speak different languages, jeopardizing adaptation efforts.

New York’s Smart Grid Research May Shape U.S.

New York State is creating a smart grid research lab to help integrate renewables into the electric power grid.

How Flood Insurance Could Drive Americans From Coasts

Should flood insurance subsidies be reformed to help communities abandon coastal settlements?

One Image That Shows Future of Climate Models

High-resolution climate models are coming and a first glimpse shows they're pretty spectacular.

Ocean Changes Linked to 2010 Hurricanes, Bitter Winters

Atlantic circulation changes are being linked to harsh winters, changes in sea levels and hurricanes.

Antarctica’s Icy ‘Doorstops’ Thin; Rising Seas At Risk

Antarctica's ice shelves are thinning, and at an increasing rate, which bodes ill for potential sea level rise.

The West Coast Is in Hot Water

Warm Pacific temperatures affect everything from sea lions to plankton and are a sign of things to come.

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Arctic Sea Ice Thinning: Winter Winter view: Arctic sea ice has been getting thinner, even faster than its area has been shrinking

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