Can we beat climate change by geoengineering the oceans?

Chemically altering the seas through iron fertilisation or alkalinity enhancement could be our best hope to suck vast amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere – but questions remain on whether it is worth the risk

The Western United States is facing high heat and possible fires and flooding

The maelstrom of meteorological chaos is delivering seemingly contrasting hazards to one of the most populous corridors of the Lower 48.

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Alps see record glacier melt during Europe heat waves

Pascal Egli has run on trails winding throughthe Alps for nearly two decades, but until this summer, he had never seen the mountains so bare.

Scientists seek to develop hybrid coral reef off of Miami

Scientists and students from the University of Miami dove into the dark waters a few miles off the shores of Miami this week as part of an effort to develop hybrid coral reefs.

Europe’s plan to wean itself off Russian gas just might work

Russia has made good on threats to reduce supply—leaving the EU to navigate several tough winters of energy squeezes.

New homes could be built in flood risk zones, town planners warn

Concerns have been raised about the potential for a flood in Victoria and whether enough is being done to prevent homes being built in locations at risk of serious flooding.

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Can sculptures help coral reefs bounce back?

Underwater sculptures are becoming a trend on degraded reefs. Are they helping the reef recover, or are they just a tourism draw?

Burying just 5 percent of power lines can improve resilience in hurricane-prone regions

As extreme weather events become more intense and compound one another, more climate-resilient infrastructure is needed to better protect vulnerable populations.

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