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Do house plants clean the air? Scientists debunk the NASA-endorsed myth

Plants do have air-cleaning qualities and absorb chemicals such as carbon dioxide through their leaves. However, while that is true, researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia, US, have found that house plants don't actually improve air quality by any great measure.

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How Trump compromised climate communication inside NASA

Before former U.S. President Donald Trump incited a hostile insurrection against the Capitol, he'd already smashed wrecking balls through the ranks of government agencies.

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Find an extraterrestrial civilization using its pollution

If there’s an advanced extraterrestrial civilization inhabiting a nearby star system, we might be able to detect it using its own atmospheric pollution, according to new NASA research.
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Where 2020's record heat was felt the most

Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.
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A global tour of a record-hot year

Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.
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Nasa satellite images show how the climate crisis is transforming the planet

Nasa has released a series of satellite pictures which capture the impact of extreme weather events around the world in 2020.

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Mark Whittington: How space exploration will help to address climate change

Joe Biden, like many people on the left, believes that climate change is the existential crisis of our age. NASA will be drafted to do its part by putting up more Earth observation satellites.

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NASA: Sea levels are rising at an accelerating rate

As our planet warms, sea levels are rising around the world – and are doing so at an accelerating rate. Currently, global sea level is rising about an eighth of an inch every year.

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Progress toward managing rising seas

Coastal communities need to prepare for both more extensive storm flooding and the permanent inundation that will follow as seas rise.
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Brazil Pantanal scorched by fires

The blazes in Brazil, often intentionally set, have scorched a record-setting 10 percent of the Pantanal, one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet.
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Climate crisis: First half of 2020 was second-warmest on record

The first half of 2020 was the second-warmest on record and the year could become the warmest in recorded history, based on reports from Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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China pollution levels shoot back up as coronavirus lockdown eased - NASA

With most lockdowns in China coming to an end, scientists from NASA have revealed that pollution levels have bounced back.

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A satellite lets scientists see Antarctica’s melting like never before

NASA's new ICESat-2 satellite provides the most detailed look yet of where the continent is losing and gaining ice.
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This game lets you help NASA map the world's coral reefs

We’ve mapped less than 10% of the ocean floor. Now you can help bring that number up.
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NASA creates a 3D view of methane to track emissions sources

Methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon, but we don’t know where a lot of it is coming from.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

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EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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