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Climate Fixes Need Realistic Compromises (Op-Ed)
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October 24th, 2014
While scientists gather the ground truth about climate, it's up to lawmakers to do something responsible with it.
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Climate Change an 'Immediate Risk,' Pentagon Says
Army national guard searching for explosive devices.
October 15th, 2014
The U.S. Department of Defense released a new report Oct. 13 that says climate change poses an "immediate risk to national security." The so-called road map is designed to help the military navigate and prepare for increasing global temperatures.
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Why Asia's Glaciers Are Mysteriously Expanding, Not Melting
K2 Summit
October 12th, 2014
Glaciers in the mountainous Karakoram region of Asia are stable or expanding, even as glaciers in most of the rest of the world are melting. Now, new research reveals the geography and weather patterns behind this mystery.
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Four Extreme Weather Changes and Why They're Happening Now
Glacier National Park
October 21st, 2014
Weather extremes, from intense rains in the western United States to flooding in the northeast, are directly tied to a warming climate.
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Jet Flies Hot on the Heels of Biofuel-Burning Aircraft (Photo)
A NASA mission is using small jets to tail a larger aircraft and measure the emissions from different fuel types.
October 14th, 2014
A NASA mission is measuring biofuel emissions and contrail formation by flying jets directly behind a large aircraft.
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Icebergs Sailed to Florida on Ice Age Floods
Iceberg scours
October 12th, 2014
Iceberg marks found offshore Florida suggest future ice sheet melting may be more complex that previously thought.
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Terrifying Tornado Clusters on the Rise
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October 16th, 2014
Tornadoes are touching down in clusters more often than 50 years ago.
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Surprise! Life Discovered Inside Deep-Sea Rocks
Towering carbonate rocks rise hundreds of feet off the seafloor at Hydrate Ridge off the coast of Oregon.
October 14th, 2014
Rocks found in the deep ocean near methane vents are teeming with microscopic life, new research finds. Microbes live in (and build) these rocks, surviving on the greenhouse gas methane seeping from below the ocean floor.
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The $9.7 Trillion Problem: Cyclones and Climate Change
Hurricane Sandy Debris Breezy Point
October 10th, 2014
Cyclones have been quietly costing the world for decades, costs that could grow due to climate change.
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