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America's Northernmost City Is Having Another Dramatic Climate Change Year  America's Northernmost City Is Having Another Dramatic Climate Change Year 

The northernmost city in the U.S. continues to be ground zero for the impacts of climate change. As sunlight fades from the Arctic, sea ice began to form this week around Utqiaġvik, an Iñupiat whaling community located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. And that’s...not right.

Meet the Heroes Who Saved Malibu's Horses From a Fiery Inferno Meet the Heroes Who Saved Malibu's Horses From a Fiery Inferno

As residents of Malibu fled their seaside city in droves to escape a raging wildfire on Thursday, volcanologist Jess Phoenix hitched her two-horse trailer to her Ford F-250, hopped on the 101-freeway, and headed straight for the inferno. There were animals that needed rescuing.

The Amazon Rainforest Is Adapting to Climate Change, But Not Fast Enough The Amazon Rainforest Is Adapting to Climate Change, But Not Fast Enough

A 30-year analysis of Amazonian trees finds the world’s largest rainforest is already adapting to climate change, but probably not fast enough.

Victory: A Climate Change Denier Will No Longer Run the House Science Committee Victory: A Climate Change Denier Will No Longer Run the House Science Committee

However you feel about the outcome of last night’s election, if you care about evidence-based policymaking, there’s one thing to cheer: The House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology will, for the first time in nearly a decade, be led by someone who accepts the conclusions of mainstream climate science.

Scientists Have Just Named 17 New Sea Slug Species, and They’re All Fabulous Scientists Have Just Named 17 New Sea Slug Species, and They’re All Fabulous

Nudibranchs, colloquially known as sea slugs, are some of the more eye-popping critters to grace the world’s oceans. Now scientists are welcoming 17 newly-named species to the carnival-colored lineage.

Apple's New Macs Use '100 Percent Recycled Aluminum,' But What Does That Mean? Apple's New Macs Use '100 Percent Recycled Aluminum,' But What Does That Mean?

Apple’s second press blitz of the fall delivered details on a bunch of new devices. But the company also made some announcements on the environmental front that are generating buzz and raising questions, particularly regarding the recycled materials some of its 2018 product line will use.

Why the Fall Foliage in Your Area Might Be Disappointing This Year Why the Fall Foliage in Your Area Might Be Disappointing This Year

If you live along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed a distinct lack of vibrant autumn foliage this year.

The Deepest Volcanic Eruption Ever Documented Left a Gnarly Sight on the Ocean Floor The Deepest Volcanic Eruption Ever Documented Left a Gnarly Sight on the Ocean Floor

Sometimes science is all about being in the right place at the right time. Such was the case with the “fortuitous” discovery of a wild lava garden nearly three miles underwater, which scientists are pointing to as evidence of the deepest recent undersea eruption ever documented.

No End in Sight for Florida’s Algae Emergency as Red Tide Spreads up Atlantic Coast No End in Sight for Florida’s Algae Emergency as Red Tide Spreads up Atlantic Coast

The red tide that’s plagued Florida’s Gulf Coast for a year and made a rare jump east earlier this month wasn’t vanquished by Hurricane Michael. Instead the toxic algae bloom has continued to move up the state’s Atlantic coast, befouling beaches and raising fears of a new ecological crisis should it become widespread…

The Monsters of Climate Change The Monsters of Climate Change

Death lurks around every corner in Alex Garland’s Annihilation, but its most terrifying harbinger is a ghoulish bear with saber-tooth fangs, reams of rotting flesh, and a half-exposed skull that looks part-human. The creature is a microcosm of phenomena from which it emerged, a mysterious air-ooze called the Shimmer…

There May Be Troves of Liquid Water Hiding in Greenland’s Ice There May Be Troves of Liquid Water Hiding in Greenland’s Ice

Greenland may look like a big solid hunk of ice. But hidden beneath that shiny surface, the truth is a bit more complicated.

Alarming Study Links 'Collapse' of Rainforest Food Web to Rising Temperatures Alarming Study Links 'Collapse' of Rainforest Food Web to Rising Temperatures

One of the most well-studied tropical forests on Earth has seen its insect populations crash since the 1970s with effects rippling up the food chain, an alarming new study has found.

Don't Blame Storm Victims for This  Don't Blame Storm Victims for This 

As scientists’ warnings about climate change become increasingly dire, our conversations about extreme weather events have become increasingly political. There will always be those who chastise the climate-concerned public for “politicizing the storm” but there’s also an argument for doing just that when it is the…

The All-Women Team of Scientists That Trekked to the Heart of Kilauea Volcano's Eruption  The All-Women Team of Scientists That Trekked to the Heart of Kilauea Volcano's Eruption 

As the eruption at Kilauea volcano turned the southeastern corner of Hawaii’s Big Island into a river of lava this summer, residents and tourists were instructed to stay the hell away. An all-women team of scientists from the United Kingdom, however, was asked to do the exact opposite.

Why Hungry Polar Bears Could Start Devouring Dead Whales Why Hungry Polar Bears Could Start Devouring Dead Whales

Just over a year ago, more than 150 polar bears amassed on a remote island off the north coast Siberia to devour a dead bowhead whale that had washed ashore. It was the largest swarm of polar bears ever recorded feasting on a stranded whale—but events like this could become more common in a warmer world.

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