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Earth is now losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice each year. And it’s going to get worse.

Two new papers reveal the growing toll that human-caused global warming is having on the planet's ice.
  • Jan 25, 2021

2020 rivals hottest year on record, pushing Earth closer to a critical climate threshold

Escalating temperatures poise the planet to breach 1.5 C for the first time, possibly later this decade.
  • Jan 14, 2021

Scientists descended into Greenland’s perilous ice caverns — and came back with a worrying message

Vertical ice caverns in Greenland, called "moulins," are even bigger than scientists thought.
  • Dec 23, 2020

Biden wants the U.S. to stop contributing to climate change by 2050. Here’s what that would actually take.

A new Princeton report details exactly what it would take to no longer add carbon dioxide to the air.
  • Dec 15, 2020

The world’s rich need to cut their carbon footprint by a factor of 30 to slow climate change, U.N. warns

The world's wealthiest people must reduce their carbon footprint 30-fold to combat climate change, U.N. report says.
  • Dec 9, 2020

Hurricanes are staying stronger even over land as oceans warm from climate change, study finds

Hurricanes are maintaining more power over land largely because of rising ocean temperatures from global warming, a new study finds.
  • Nov 11, 2020

Scientists have a powerful new tool for controlling the coronavirus: Its own genetic code.

Just as with testing, the nation has failed to lead when it comes to using genome sequencing to track the coronavirus.
  • Oct 13, 2020

In the U.S., states — not science — decide what counts as a coronavirus outbreak

America’s patchwork pandemic response has led to wide disparities in data reporting and even in definitions for basic medical concepts. States have adopted divergent and sometimes unscientific approaches to disease control in the absence of federal standards, which experts say have allowed the coronavirus to spread.
  • Oct 7, 2020