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NASA Keeping Close Eye on Arctic Climate
Operation IceBridge
September 18th, 2014
Three NASA science missions traveled the Alaskan way in summer 2014, soaring above Arctic sea ice, piloting over permafrost and gliding past mountain glaciers.
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In a Warming World We Can't Keep Depending on the Same Few Crops
crops, rice, climate change
September 11th, 2014
We are in the middle of one of the biggest experiments in human history. At its core is the homogenisation of global food systems, which increasingly must deliver the same products to an expanding population (in all senses) across the world.
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Climate and Civilization Killed Egypt's Animals
Egyptian knife with animal decoration
September 8th, 2014
By looking at images of animals in Egypt's archaeological record, scientists found that most extinctions over the last 6,000 years were linked to periods of big change in terms of climate and human civilization.
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Antarctica Nearing Sea Ice Record High, But Arctic Ice Still Shrinking
Arctic sea ice
September 17th, 2014
For an unprecedented third year in a row, Antarctica's sea ice is poised to smash a new winter record, but Arctic summer sea ice hit its sixth lowest minimum.
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Jellyfish Swarms: Bellwethers of Environmental Change
Jellyfish swarm in the Gulf of Mexico
September 11th, 2014
Human activities are promoting giant jellyfish swarms.
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The Wilderness Act Turns 50
wilderness act, grizzly bears, protections
September 3rd, 2014
In terms of America’s best ideas, wilderness ranks alongside National Parks.
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Brutal Winter? Almanac Could Be Wrong, Scientists Say
Brutal winter weather.
August 27th, 2014
The Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter, but one meteorologist says the freezing forecast might be blown out of proportion.
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Climate Change Affects Shark Swimming in Strange Way
A catshark rests in the water.
September 16th, 2014
Sharks might not be able to adapt to acidified ocean water if climate change continues as-is, new research suggests. Exposure to ocean acidification changed sharks' nighttime swimming behavior.
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Southwest Could Face a Megadrought This Century
southwest drought
September 2nd, 2014
The Southwest faces a dry and dusty forecast, with an 80 to 90 percent chance of a decade-long drought striking the region this century.
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