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Cities are rapidly reclaiming land at risk of extreme sea level rise

People are building more and more land—a growing proportion of which is for luxury developments. It’s putting the rest of us at risk of flooding.
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To whom it may concern: 300-year-old letters reveal hurricanes’ long-term rise

The number of storms in the south Indian Ocean has spiked since 1940, alongside a local increase in seawater temperatures.
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The toxic threat in thawing permafrost

Scientists are tracking neurotoxic methylmercury production in North America’s largest peatland.
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Greenland tsunami first anthropogenic warming fatality

Did climate change kill this Greenlander 70 years ago?

In 1952, a landslide caused a tsunami that killed a Greenlandic man. Some researchers think he might have been an early victim of anthropogenic warming.
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Thwaites Doomsday Glacier Antarctica
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How we came to know and fear the doomsday glacier

It’s the world’s most vulnerable glacier and key to the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, yet we’re only now getting to know Thwaites Glacier. What took us so long?
Pliocene-like monsoons are returning to the American Southwest

Pliocene-like monsoons are returning to the American Southwest

As carbon concentrations rise, conditions are becoming more like they were 3 million years ago, when the area was wetter and the rain was heavier.
Study: Marine protected areas’ powerful 'spillover effect' helps fish and fishers
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Study: Marine protected areas’ powerful 'spillover effect' helps fish and fishers

Scientists have shown for the first time that protecting highly valuable but imperiled tuna in huge marine preserves pays off in the recovery of so many of the migratory fish
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