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John T. Preston, Dennis Bushnell and Anthony Michaels: Iron dust could reverse the course of climate change

John T. Preston, Dennis Bushnell and Anthony Michaels: Iron dust could reverse the course of climate change

As crazy as it might sound, geoengineering the oceans by adding iron — in effect, fertilizing them — may offer the best, most effective and most affordable way not just to slow the march of global warming but to reverse its course by directly drawing carbon out of the atmosphere.

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NYC sinking: Buildings, sea levels threaten New York, study says

The pressure from New York City’s massive buildings and skyscrapers is making the city more vulnerable to sink lower into the ocean, according to new research.

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The hurricane and the saildrone

Understanding the secrets of a warming ocean means steering straight into the biggest hurricanes. Enter the saildrone.
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Those seaweed blobs headed for Florida? See how big they are.

The amount of Sargassum drifting toward North America is a record for the month of March.
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A case of the disappearing waves

Surfers are bearing witness to how climate change and human interventions are altering coastlines. One community in North Florida watched its revered waves disappear seemingly overnight.
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A giant blob of seaweed is heading to Florida

The mass, known as the great Atlantic Sargassum belt, is drifting toward the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists say seaweed is likely to come ashore by summer to create a rotting, stinking, scourge.
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La Niña has ended, and El Niño may be on the way

The climate pattern that tends to bring drier, warmer conditions to the southern half of the United States and wetter weather to the northern half has ended, NOAA said Thursday.
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