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NASA: Rising Sea Levels More Dangerous Than Thought
a glacier in southern Greenland.
August 26th, 2015
Sea level rise is occurring right now, but the magnitude and speed of the rise in the future is still a big unknown.
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Can You Trust Wikipedia on Science?
Wikipedia Main Page
August 20th, 2015
Controversial and more specific science pages on Wikipedia may contain less trustworthy, overly technical or limited information, research suggests.
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Asia's Rapidly Shrinking Glaciers Could Have Ripple Effect
North-facing slope of the Jetim-Bel range, Kyrgyzstan, part of the Tian Shan mountain system.
August 17th, 2015
The glaciers in the Tian Shan mountains in the heart of Asia have lost more than a quarter of their total mass over the past 50 years, a rate of loss about four times greater than the global average during that time, researchers said.
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10 Years Since Katrina: The Climate Connection is Clear (Op-Ed)
Hurricane Katrina
August 24th, 2015
Two scientific papers inspired a media firestorm shortly after Katrina, polarizing popular opinion and, to some extent, scientists themselves, on whether global warming was in some way responsible for Katrina.
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New GMO Controversy: Are the Herbicides Dangerous?
Ears of corn
August 19th, 2015
Although genetically modified organisms (GMOs) themselves don't appear to have ill effects on human health, some researchers argue that the herbicides used on these crops are an overlooked health threat.
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El Niño Could Rank Among Strongest on Record
Sea surface temperatures
August 13th, 2015
This year's El Niño looks to rank among the strongest on record, with potential U.S. weather impacts.
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Wild Beauty: Winning Ecology Photos Feature Sunbirds and Zebras
bmc photos, waterlilies in madagascar
August 3rd, 2015
The winning photos from a recent ecology photo contest prove that Mother Nature is always ready for her close-up.
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Chinese Cave Graffiti Tells of Ancient Droughts & Strife
chinese inscriptions dayu cave
August 20th, 2015
Graffiti in an ancient cave in China reveals a history of droughts in the region, and may portend climate troubles, new research suggests.
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Why California's Droughts are Just Going to Get Worse (Op-Ed)
The Zaca Fire in Santa Barbara County
August 17th, 2015
For many parts of California, an end to the cycle of drought may just be wishful thinking.
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How to Get Electricity to 300 Million People in India, Without Fossil Fuels
materials science, superconductivity, electricity
August 7th, 2015
By shifting to carbon-free energy, including nuclear and carbon capture options, runaway CO2 emissions can be quenched, even in developing nations.
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