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To save low-lying atolls, adaptive measures need to start now

New research uses 5,000 years of geological data to understand how and when sea level rise will affect the livability of low-lying reef islands.
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Women and climate change in Kenya

Women in rural Kenya are disproportionally affected by climate change as they struggle to find food for their families.

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Fewer monsoons may make fighting wildfires harder

Winter rains can temper Arizona's wildfire season, but monsoon rains shut them down. Unfortunately, this monsoon season was the second-driest ever.

House introduces sweeping legislation to tackle climate change on our coasts

The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act calls for urgent action on the issues facing our ocean and coasts.

King tides are flooding East Coast

What once happened only with a storm is now routine on fair-weather days due largely to climate-driven sea-level rise.

Climate change driving mussel, barnacle, snail declines along Maine coast

In the Gulf of Maine, water temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else on the planet. And, like most everywhere else in the ocean, Maine's waters are also getting more acidic.

Depths of the Weddell Sea are warming five times faster than elsewhere

Throughout the past 30 years, the depths of the Antarctic Weddell Sea have warmed five times faster than the rest of the ocean at depths exceeding 2,000 metres, according to oceanographers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.

Dying birds and the fires: scientists work to unravel a great mystery

Nobody knows precisely how wildfire smoke affects birds' health and migratory patterns. Now, citizen birdwatchers are stepping in.

Why there is hope that the world's coral reefs can be saved

From coral farming to 3D printing, scientists are using novel methods to save a vital part of our ecosystem.

For many climate change finally hits home

2020 has been a year of nonstop crises. For a while there, it was almost possible to forget an ongoing crisis that used to have our attention: climate change. But Nature found a way to remind us.

What to know about flooding before you move

When you start looking for a new place to live, there are a lot of factors that you probably consider. Flood risk should be one of them.

Earth breaks September heat record, may reach warmest year

Earth sweltered to a record hot September last month, with U.S. climate officials saying there's nearly a two-to-one chance that 2020 will end up as the globe's hottest year on record.

Can the climate-friendly grain kernza finally hit the big time?

With $10 million in new funding, farmers, researchers, and restaurants aim to bring the perennial grain grown for bread, cereal, beer, and more to the masses.
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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