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The Warmer, Wetter Arctic Is Becoming a New Source of Carbon

Published: 
Wed, 03/23/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Chemicals

Could the impacts of climate change include environmental feedbacks that intensify its effects? New research from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire adds to a growing body of evidence that in the Arctic, at least, such feedback loops are a real consequence of the world’s continued reliance on fossil fuels.

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Only Renewable Energy Revolution Can Reverse Runaway Climate Change

Published: 
Tue, 03/22/2016 (All day)

The recent United Nations Climate Summit’s (COP21) stated intention to keep planetary warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was giddy-making news. While we are not out of the woods yet, there just might be a way.

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The Storm That Will Unfreeze the North Pole

Published: 
Wed, 12/30/2015 (All day)

The sun has not risen above the North Pole since mid-September. The sea ice—flat, landlike, windswept, and stretching as far as the eye can see—has been bathed in darkness for months.

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Climate Change Triggered Another Year of Extremes in the Arctic

Published: 
Wed, 12/16/2015 (All day)

Rising global temperatures due to the burning of fossil fuels continue to transform the Arctic faster than any other region on Earth, according to a report released Tuesday by an international team of scientists.

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A Climate Deal, 6 Fateful Years in the Making

Published: 
Tue, 12/15/2015 (All day)

It took almost two weeks for negotiators from 195 countries to finally pass the landmark climate accord this weekend after several espresso-fueled all-nighters and long, passionate debates over the meaning of a single word, such as “shall.”