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Antarctica’s ice is shrinking at an unprecedented rate that could imperil coastal regions worldwide

Published: 
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:28pm

The Antarctic ice sheet lost nearly 3 trillion metric tons of ice from 1992 to 2017, and its rate of loss over that time tripled in West Antarctica, according to an international collaboration involving about 80 scientists.

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North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

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Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:02pm

The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point as an enormous storm pumped an intense pulse of heat through the Greenland Sea.

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From Almonds To Rice, Climate Change Could Slash California Crop Yields By 2050

Published: 
Fri, 03/02/2018 (All day)

Climate change could decrease the yield of some crops in California by up to 40 percent by 2050. That's a big deal for farmers in the state, which provides about two-thirds of the nation's produce.

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How Long Beach is Trying to Cool Down

Published: 
Tue, 01/30/2018 (All day)

In a coastal city, it’s easy to assume the greatest climate threat comes from the rising ocean. But in Long Beach, California, the biggest danger is not the sea, but the sun.

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2017 was one of the three hottest years on record, NASA and NOAA scientists say

Published: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 (All day)

Even without the help of El Niño, 2017 was a top-three scorcher for planet Earth.