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Worrying new research finds that the ocean is cutting through a key Antarctic ice shelf.

A new scientific study published Tuesday has found that warm ocean water is carving an enormous channel into the underside of one of the key floating ice shelves of West Antarctica, the most vulnerable sector of the enormous ice continent.

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Climate

The grandfather of alt-science.

Arthur B. Robinson, renegade chemist, failed politician, grandpa of the climate skeptics — and maybe, just maybe, our nation’s next scientist-in-chief — padded across the carpet of his homemade lab in a pair of white athletic socks. “This room, everything you see here, was built by my own sons with their own hands, including the concrete,” he said. Robinson raised and home-schooled six children in this tawny valley scratched into the hills near the town of Cave Junction, Oregon. Now his wife is dead and one of his daughters has moved away, but the rest of his kids — two veterinarians, a biochemist and a pair of nuclear engineers — remain nearby. They’ve got a lot to do: Feed the animals; maintain the lab; ward off cougars; publish their popular home-school curriculums; manage Robinson’s repeated, unsuccessful congressional campaigns; and, of course, perform high-stakes research into medicine and biochemistry.

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Climate

A cheap sodium salt battery could shake up grid storage.

A cheap sodium salt battery could shake up grid storage

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Opinion

Now even climate-change believers count as ‘deniers.'

Al Gore recently had a telling altercation with a journalist. The Spectator’s Ross Clark wanted to ask him about Miami sea-level rises suggested in the new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel.” The reporter started to explain that he had consulted Florida International University sea-level-rise expert Shimon Wdowinski. Gore’s response: “Never heard of him — is he a denier?” Then he asked the journalist, “Are you a denier?”

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Climate

University's 'digital sandbox' shows how climate change effects human life.

A TEAM at the University of Bradford has mixed the latest computer technology with an old-fashioned sandpit to create a tool that can predict how climate change can transform civilisations.

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Climate

GAO to probe whether Trump administration is protecting agencies’ scientific integrity.

Sens. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), left, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), right, talk with Michael Sparks, the chief executive of the industry group Florida Citrus Mutual, in September. (Tamara Lush/AP)

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Climate

Trump nominates AccuWeather CEO to lead key climate agency.

By HENRY C. JACKSON 10/11/2017 10:42 PM EDT

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Climate

Coal boss takes climate change denial to the extreme.

Bob Murray claims Earth’s getting colder (just ignore those rising global temperatures). A Murray Energy lobbyist is now Trump’s nominee for No. 2 at EPA.

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Water

The Napa fire is a perfectly normal apocalypse.

BLAME THE WIND, if you want. In Southern California they call it the Santa Ana; in the north, the Diablos. Every autumn, from 4,000 feet up in the Great Basin deserts of Nevada and Utah, air drops down over the mountains and through the canyons. By the time it gets near the coast it’s hot, dry, and can gust as fast as a hurricane.

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Opinion

Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature limit.

Guest post: Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature limit

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Climate

Carbon-sucking technology needed by 2030s, scientists warn.

"It's an unavoidable truth: we will need geoengineering by the mid-2030s"

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Climate change 'probably doing good', says former Australian PM Abbott.

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s climate scepticism surged back into the public sphere during a speech in London on Monday evening in which said climate change was “probably doing good”. 

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Scientists hope damage to Larsen C ice shelf will reveal ecosystems.

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