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New Maps Show Us Where Antarctica Is Shrinking Fastest New Maps Show Us Where Antarctica Is Shrinking Fastest

If even a fraction of Antarctica’s ice melts, the resultant sea level rise will reshape coastlines around the world. A new study gets us one step closer to predicting if and when that will happen, by mapping the motion of ice across the entire continent.

The Trump Administration Might (Sort Of) Be Serious About Clean Coal  The Trump Administration Might (Sort Of) Be Serious About Clean Coal 

The Trump era is unlikely to be known for aggressive climate action, but there is one front on which scientists, engineers, and policymakers may yet make a little progress over the next few years: carbon capture technology.

Listen to the Haunting Sounds of Puerto Rican Wildlife During Hurricane Maria Listen to the Haunting Sounds of Puerto Rican Wildlife During Hurricane Maria

The 2017 hurricane system left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. But less obvious than what last year’s most powerful storms did to natural landscapes is the effect they had on natural soundscapes.

A 2,500-Foot Borehole Could Help Solve an Antarctic Puzzle A 2,500-Foot Borehole Could Help Solve an Antarctic Puzzle

The ice shelves surrounding Antarctica may feel as remote and alien as any place on Earth, but understanding their behavior is crucial for predicting future sea level rise. That’s why scientists are drilling boreholes into the deepest sections of this ice to get a peek at what’s happening below.

This Study With Plastic Birds and Drones Is Science at Its Best This Study With Plastic Birds and Drones Is Science at Its Best

Scientists need better ways to survey wildlife, and one possibility is drones. So naturally, a team of scientists decided to scatter thousands of fake birds across a landscape to test the accuracy of the technology.

No, Earth Is Not About to Plunge Into a 'Mini Ice Age' No, Earth Is Not About to Plunge Into a 'Mini Ice Age'

Science journalism is hard. The job entails reading complex papers on unfamiliar, often arcane topics, and quickly becoming expert enough to succinctly explain those topics to your fellow laypeople. But on another level, the job is very straightforward: Find facts, and report them.

‘End of the World Atlas’ Reveals Future Human-Nature Conflicts ‘End of the World Atlas’ Reveals Future Human-Nature Conflicts

The world is rapidly becoming more urban, but as cities grow in size, their impact on Earth’s biodiversity grows in step. As a new mapping effort led by landscape architects at the University of Pennsylvania shows, the conflict is far more dire than most of us appreciate.

We Just Found Out that Deep Sea Vents Are Nurseries We Just Found Out that Deep Sea Vents Are Nurseries

Hydrothermal vents, where heat and minerals from the Earth’s interior bubble to the seafloor, foster unique and under-appreciated ecosystems. New observations from the Galapagos suggest that at least one species, the Pacific white skate (Bathyraja spinosissima), uses these vents to incubate its egg cases—a behavior…

Now Scott Pruitt Thinks Climate Change Could Be Good Now Scott Pruitt Thinks Climate Change Could Be Good

On the heels of revelations that he called President Donald Trump an “empty vessel” in 2016, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt is now thinking this whole global warming thing might not be so bad after all.

US Solar Jobs Declined Last Year  US Solar Jobs Declined Last Year 

America’s solar industry lost nearly 10,000 jobs in 2017, the non-profit research firm The Solar Foundation announced on Wednesday. It’s the first time solar jobs have dipped in the United States since the foundation began tracking the fledgling industry in 2010.

Let's All Calm Down About That New Ozone Study Let's All Calm Down About That New Ozone Study

A study on Earth’s ever-newsworthy ozone layer is causing a stir this week, with headlines proclaiming the protective atmospheric shield “isn’t healing itself after all” and that its depletion “may be more damaging than ever.”

Trump's Plan to Gut Clean Energy Research Is Misguided and Dangerous Trump's Plan to Gut Clean Energy Research Is Misguided and Dangerous

Foiled in his bid to slash the Department of Energy’s clean energy research programs in 2018, Trump is apparently going to try again: As reported by the Washington Post last week, a draft of the administration’s FY-2019 budget proposes cutting funding for the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)…

Permafrost Soils Contain 'Extraordinary' Levels of Mercury Permafrost Soils Contain 'Extraordinary' Levels of Mercury

Thawing permafrost is creating major problems for Alaskan communities, and the situation is poised to get worse as temperatures keep rising. Now scientists have pinpointed a new reason to be concerned about ancient soils coming out of the freezer for the first time in millennia: mercury. Lots and lots of it.

Watch a Camera Take a 1,000-Foot Dive Down an Antarctic Ice Shelf Watch a Camera Take a 1,000-Foot Dive Down an Antarctic Ice Shelf

Everything’s harder in Antarctica, and that includes reaching the ocean. On a recent expedition to the frozen continent, scientists melted a nearly 1,200-foot-deep borehole through the Ross Ice Shelf in order to access the icy seawater beneath it.

How to Fuel Your Coffee Addiction Without Wrecking the Rainforest

If you’re anything like me, you wouldn’t survive a workday without that steaming, morning cup o’ Joe. And the four to five cups that follow it. Okay, maybe I have a problem but who doesn’t these days?

You're Going to Want to Visit Chile's New National Parks You're Going to Want to Visit Chile's New National Parks

It just got whole a lot easier to decide where to take your next vacation. Yesterday, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and philanthropist Kristine McDivitt Tompkins signed decrees designating Pumalín National Park and Patagonia National Park Chile, two new national parks in the rugged and breathtakingly beautiful…

How Much Worse Could That Eruption in the Philippines Get? How Much Worse Could That Eruption in the Philippines Get?

There’s no end in sight to the hellish-looking eruption at Mount Mayon, the Filipino volcano that’s been spewing a mix of ash and lava for two weeks. This week, after Mayon ratcheted things up with tall ash clouds and half-mile-high lava fountains, volcanologists placed it on alert level 4 out of 5—meaning a…

We're Poisoning Coral Reefs With Plastic We're Poisoning Coral Reefs With Plastic

Coral reefs didn’t need more bad news. They’re already being cooked by climate change and mangled by fishing gear. But because this is the age of humans, they are also being poisoned by billions of bits of plastic.

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