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  1. An aerial photo of the Nioghalvfjerdsfjord glacier
    Climate

     Greenland’s frozen hinterlands are bleeding worse than we thought

    An inland swath of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream is accelerating and thinning. It could contribute much more to sea level rise than estimated.
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  2. Wind turbines stand near a coal-fired power plant in Germany, with steam rising from the plant's cooling towers.
    Climate

     Wind turbines could help capture carbon dioxide while providing power

    Turbulent wakes from wind turbines can concentrate CO2 from cities and factories, making it easier to remove the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.

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  3. Iceberg A68a in the Southern Ocean during July 2020
    Climate

     Here’s what happened to the Delaware-sized iceberg that broke off Antarctica

    The powerful pull of currents in the Southern Ocean probably pulled apart the largest remnant of a massive iceberg that split off Antarctica in 2017.
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  4. The Rogue River with trees and rocks on either side.
    Environment

    Heat waves in U.S. rivers are on the rise. Here’s why that’s a problem

    In recent years, heat waves in U.S. rivers have gotten more frequent, causing trouble for fish, plants and water quality.
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  5. A clear blue lake in a forest
    Climate

     Climate change could turn some blue lakes to green or brown

    As temperatures rise, more than 1 in 10 of the world’s blue lakes could change color, reflecting holistic shifts in lake ecosystems.
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  6. photo of natural gas flares in the foreground at the Bakken Formation in the Williston Basin in North Dakota in 2021
    Climate

     Gas flares are leaking five times as much methane than previously thought

    The flares burn off methane at 91 percent efficiency. Achieving 98 percent efficiency would be like taking nearly 3 million cars off the road.
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  7. Jacky Austermann and William D'Andrea on the Bahamas' Crooked Island
    Earth

     Jacky Austermann looks to the solid earth for clues to sea level rise

    Jacky Austermann’s work could help inform practical climate change solutions for at-risk coastal cities.
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  8. Robin Wordsworth stands in front of a martian meteorite exhibit wearing a gray sweater and glasses
    Planetary Science

     Robin Wordsworth re-creates the atmosphere of ancient Mars

    Robin Wordsworth studies the climates of Mars and other alien worlds to find out whether they could support life.
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  9. photo of Mwatime Hamadi holding propagule amid a mangrove ecosystem
    Climate

     How Kenyans help themselves and the planet by saving mangrove trees

    Communities in Kenya took action to restore their coastal mangrove forests, reaping economic and environmental benefits. Others are following suit.
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