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Something Strange Is Happening To Greenland's Ice Sheet loading...
Something Strange Is Happening To Greenland's Ice Sheet
What should be like a snowcone is becoming more like a popsicle, speeding up the runoff from the melting ice sheet.
Amazon Fish Species At Risk If Fires Destroy River Habitat loading...
Amazon Fish Species At Risk If Fires Destroy River Habitat
The fires burning through the Brazilian Amazon are a threat to the fish that rely on forest flooding to survive, raising fears the fish will be lost.
How Tampons And Pads Became So Unsustainable loading...
How Tampons And Pads Became So Unsustainable
A combination of technology and social pressure drove us toward sanitary products shot through with plastic. Is there a better solution?
Ancient Farmers Burned The Amazon, But Today's Fires Are Very Different loading...
Ancient Farmers Burned The Amazon, But Today's Fires Are Very Different
Parts of the Amazon are more prone to fire today because farmers thousands of years ago regularly set the undercarriage alight.
The Environmental Impacts Of Cars, Explained loading...
The Environmental Impacts Of Cars, Explained
Automobiles have a big footprint, from tailpipe emissions to road infrastructure. Learn more.
How Warm Oceans Supercharge Deadly Hurricanes loading...
How Warm Oceans Supercharge Deadly Hurricanes
It's challenging to link any one storm to climate change, but warming trends have scientists concerned.
Forests On Utah’s Public Lands May Soon Be Torn Out. Here’s Why. loading...
Forests On Utah’s Public Lands May Soon Be Torn Out. Here’s Why.
The U.S. is moving forward with a plan to create new cattle pasture and prevent fires despite what scientists say is meager environmental review.
Eat Your Food, And The Package Too loading...
Eat Your Food, And The Package Too
Bowls made of mushrooms, cups fashioned from seaweed, and detergent-style pods for food: Designers are creating ephemeral alternatives to plastic. But are we ready to accept them?
Plastic Food Packaging Was Most Common Beach Trash In 2018 loading...
Plastic Food Packaging Was Most Common Beach Trash In 2018
A million volunteer-strong beach clean-up effort spanned 120 countries; it also turned up an artificial Christmas tree and a typewriter.
Hurricane Dorian—The Science Behind The Dangerous Storm loading...
Hurricane Dorian—The Science Behind The Dangerous Storm
Experts explain the natural phenomena behind the storm, whether it’s connected to climate change, and how sea level rise plays a role.
Seaweed Forests Can Help Fight Climate Change loading...
Seaweed Forests Can Help Fight Climate Change
Farming seaweed, then sinking the mature plants to the bottom of the ocean, could be an effective way to fight warming. So why don’t we do it?
Why The Amazon Doesn’t Really Produce 20% Of The World’s Oxygen loading...
Why The Amazon Doesn’t Really Produce 20% Of The World’s Oxygen
Of the many important reasons to worry about the thousands of fires raging in the world’s largest rainforest, oxygen supply is not one of them.

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