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Air pollution gets worse during winter at airports

According to researchers from McGill University, airports are hotspots for airborne pollutants that are detrimental to human health and the Earth's climate.

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Cutting down on one 'super fat' could help plants survive climate change

Climate change doesn't just mean warmer weather. Cold spells can hit unusual lows, too, and the fluctuations between warm and chilly are becoming more extreme.
New observations from ICESat-2 show remarkable Arctic sea ice thinning in just three years
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New observations from ICESat-2 show remarkable Arctic sea ice thinning in just three years

Over the past two decades, the Arctic has lost about one-third of its winter sea ice volume, largely due to a decline in sea ice that persists over several years, called multiyear ice, according to a new study. The study also found sea ice is likely thinner than previous estimates.
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Ending the debate: New research solves long-standing Antarctic climate change mystery

New research led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst definitively resolves a long-standing discrepancy in the geologic record that pitted studies of marine ice-sheet behavior against those that reconstructed past conditions on land.

Rising temperatures overcook bumblebees' brunch
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Rising temperatures overcook bumblebees' brunch

Bumblebees pollinate many of our favorite foods, but their own diet is being upset by climate change, according to a new UC Riverside study.
Brazilian forests found to be transitioning from carbon sinks to carbon sources
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Brazilian forests found to be transitioning from carbon sinks to carbon sources

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Brazil has found that some non-Amazonian forests in Brazil have already begun to transition from carbon sinks to carbon sources. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their 33-year study of deciduous, semi-deciduous and evergreen forests in Brazil's state of Minas Gerais.
How Neanderthals adjusted to climate change
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How Neanderthals adjusted to climate change

Climate change occurring shortly before their disappearance triggered a complex change in the behavior of late Neanderthals in Europe: they developed more complex tools. This is the conclusion reached by a group of researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Università degli Studi die Ferrara (UNIFE) on the basis of finds in the Sesselfelsgrotte cave in Lower Bavaria.
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