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See what a year looks like in Svalbard, Norway, the fastest-warming place on Earth

Melting fjords, increasing avalanches, imperiled wildlife. Our photographer documented the effects of climate change through all four seasons in Svalbard, Norway.
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Foreign ministers flag climate change as major spark for conflicts

How climate change can help heal conflicts—not just fuel them

Increasingly, environmental cooperation is solving local conflicts around the world that are caused in part by global warming.
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Marine heat waves are on the rise. What are these blobs of hot water?
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Marine heat waves are on the rise. What are these blobs of hot water?

Climate change is causing intense warming of Earth’s oceans more often and for longer, posing big risks to the animals and plants that live there.
To find old methane-leaking oil wells, researchers look to history

To find old methane-leaking oil wells, researchers look to history

Old drawings, photos, and maps, often publicly available, give researchers the same perspective that 18th century prospectors had.
Economic lifeline or climate peril? East African pipeline is a new flashpoint

Economic lifeline or climate peril? East African pipeline is a new flashpoint

The 900-mile pipeline would bring needed revenue to Uganda and Tanzania. But it would disrupt thousands of lives and key wildlife habitat—to say nothing of its climate impact.
Here’s how extreme heat is hurting pregnant women

Here’s how extreme heat is hurting pregnant women

As the world gets hotter, scientists are documenting a spike in preterm and still births, along with underweight babies.
In Scotland, a bird flu crisis threatens thousands of seabirds

In Scotland, a bird flu crisis threatens thousands of seabirds

A mutated strain of avian influenza is killing unprecedented numbers of birds on the Shetland Islands, many of which are already under threat.
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