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Antarctic Riddle: How Much Will the South Pole Melt?
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August 25th, 2014
Improved climate models suggests melting in Antarctica will be worse this century than we had realized.
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What's Melting Arctic Ice? NASA Investigates Clouds
Arctic Sea Ice
August 22nd, 2014
Arctic sea ice is melting fast, having lost about 1 million square miles since the 1970s, but experts are still figuring out what factors, such as cloud cover, are speeding or slowing the ice's demise.
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These Adorable Fur Balls Survived a Raging Forest Fire
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August 19th, 2014
Pint-size pikas survived Oregon's Dollar Lake fire, providing new insight into their resiliency to environmental change.
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Humanity's Longest-Lasting Legacy: Miles of Holes
August 25th, 2014
Human activity underground is permanently changing the Earth, and some geologists see it as more evidence the planet has entered a new epoch called the Anthropocene.
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Has Earth's Missing Heat Been Found?
This photo from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite shows the Eastern Hemisphere of Earth in "Blue Marble" view.
August 21st, 2014
A new study suggests a natural climate cycle in the North Atlantic gobbled Earth's extra heat, putting global warming on pause.
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Montana: Big Sky, Shrinking Glaciers, Fading Wildlife (Op-Ed)
Entomologist Diana Six, global warming, Montana, climate change
August 18th, 2014
As glaciers fade and trees struggle with disease infestations, Montana is struggling to come to terms with climate change.
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Whiffs of Antarctic Sulfur Hold Climate Clues
Antarctica
August 4th, 2014
Huge wildfires sparked by a powerful El Niño event 16 years ago left a distinct tinge of sulfur in Antarctica's snow.
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Hot and Getting Hotter: Heat Islands Cooking US Cities
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August 21st, 2014
Since 1970, cities have been warming, and have been getting hotter far faster than adjacent rural areas
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Why Does Less Meat Mean Less Heat? (Op-Ed)
Raw meat sits on a cutting board.
August 15th, 2014
As U.S. meat consumption drops, it's may now be having an impact on the environment.
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