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Finding climate havens

How do you know whether a location is better suited for dealing with climate change than the place you live now? Experts point to two major factors.

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Why California's clean energy path depends on floating farms

A short distance off California’s wild and rugged coastline, nearly 600 miles of ocean have been designated for the development of sprawling wind farms, a sign that the Pacific is fast becoming the next frontier of California’s clean-energy economy.

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In graphic detail: The polar silk route

China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative aims to link much of the world through road, rail, and maritime networks, including ice-free routes through the Arctic.
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In graphic detail: Raita Futo

Coral reefs are some of the most imperiled ecosystems on the planet, but the largest and most connected reef networks might just have what it takes to survive.
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River deltas are running out of land

Many deltas are degrading even faster than previously estimated, according to a new analysis of sediment flow rates led by Austin Chadwick, a geomorphologist at the California Institute of Technology.

The people who draw rocks

The people who draw rocks

The Alps’ glaciers are melting, and these Swiss cartographers have work to do.
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New Antarctic penguin colonies discovered further south than normal

As the climate warms, gentoo penguins are expanding to habitats that were previously too icy for them to raise chicks.

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