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Math Predicts How Climate Change Effects Plants
Caroline Farrior studies trees

January 24th, 2015
Caroline Farrior uses math to understand the old plants play in the global carbon cycle so scientists will be able to predict the path of climate change.
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Doomsday Clock Set at 3 Minutes to Midnight
Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
January 22nd, 2015
Frustrated with a lack of international action to address climate change and shrink nuclear arsenals, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decided to push the minute hand of its iconic Doomsday Clock to 11:57.
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Closer to Self-Destruction? Doomsday Clock Could Move Tomorrow
doomsday
January 21st, 2015
The ominous hands of the Doomsday Clock have been fixed at 5 minutes to midnight for the past three years. But they could move tomorrow.
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2014 Was Earth's Hottest Year On Record
2014 Temperature Anomalies
January 16th, 2015
Global temperatures in 2014 shattered earlier records, making 2014 the hottest year since 1880.
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Microbes Unleash Buried Arctic Carbon (Gallery)
Sun shining on permafrost, global warming, carbon
January 13th, 2015
How much carbon is being released from the warming Arctic tundra?
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New Lakes Discovered Under Greenland's Ice Hint at Warming
Greenland lake crater
January 21st, 2015
The discovery of two lakes hidden beneath the Greenland ice suggests that climate change cuts to the bottom of the ice sheet.
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Melting Glaciers Pose a Carbon Menace
Tibet glacier
January 21st, 2015
Melting glaciers pose another threat beyond sea level rise. They will dump massive amounts of organic carbon into the world's oceans, altering ecosystems.
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2014 Hottest Year Ever? Scientists Unveil Data Today
Global temps Nov. 2014
January 15th, 2015
Today (Jan. 16), climate scientists are expected to announce that global temperatures in 2014 shattered earlier records, making 2014 the hottest year since 1880.
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