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Pumping groundwater has changed Earth’s spin, study finds

Scientists knew the planet’s centerline could move. But it took a sharp turn sometime around the start of the 2000s.
California’s snowpack soars to record high
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California’s snowpack soars to record high after 17 atmospheric rivers

This week's storm has pushed California's average snowpack past the previous record mark set in 1983.
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Peatland restoration in temperate nations could be carbon storage bonanza

Temperate peatlands sequester tremendous amounts of carbon, but many have experienced extensive harm. Now, as climate change worsens, land managers are urgently moving to restore these vital ecosystems.
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How do California’s storms weigh in compared with history’s big ones?

Rain and snowfall this season are above average, but the state has seen some wild weather in past years.
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Warmer winters and vanishing snow breed climate grief

Temperature records this northern winter will increase ecological grief and anxiety for people living in once snowy regions. But could these feelings spur climate action?
NASA Satellite Will Map Earth’s Rising Seas
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A new NASA satellite will map Earth’s rising seas

A spacecraft called SWOT will image most of the planet every 21 days to track flooding, drought, and many other water woes.
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In Brazil’s agricultural heartland, rivers run dry as monoculture advances

The Paraná River Basin has suffered an unprecedented drought since 2021, affecting hydropower generation, river-borne food shipments, and freshwater supplies for 40 million people across Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

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