Warmer temperatures cannot increase the amount of carbon deciduous trees absorb in each growing season, a new study suggests.
Nov. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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Flooding isn't always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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Choosing former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate envoy is an important first step. To regain trust, the U.S. will also have to take concrete actions to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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Humans have caused ecosystems to collapse on purpose for millennia, to grow food or build settlements. But unplanned collapses are a different matter.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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Joe Biden has sweeping plans for a clean energy revolution. Congress will be a big speed bump, but it can't block everything.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~9 min
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It may look like a dog house in space, but Sentinel-6 will make the most precise map of ocean height.
Nov. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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