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Local groups say new funding will help promote living shorelines in N.S.

Living shorelines are seen as a nature-based way to reduce coastal erosion and flooding caused by climate change. They use natural materials — rocks, plants and sand — to stabilize land along the coast.

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To reverse a troubling trend, farmers are adding rocks to their fields

Across the country, farmers are taking a chance on a new method: adding crushed volcanic rock to fields to improve soil health (and sequester carbon in the process).

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This Bay Area startup uses rocks to suck carbon out of the air

In a big move in the fight against climate change, Heirloom Carbon has developed the country’s first direct air capture facility.
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The hunt for big hail

The hunt for big hail

Hailstones of record size are falling left and right, and hailstorm damage is growing. But there is surprisingly little research to explain why.
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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Could crushed rocks absorb enough carbon to curb global warming?

Could crushed rocks absorb enough carbon to curb global warming?

A little-examined form of geoengineering takes what rocks normally do—lock up carbon—and spreads it through the oceans.
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climate change is making the Alps more dangerous

As climate change thaws mountain tops, risks of rockfalls surge

Boulders and rocks long frozen into place are being loosen and tumbling downslope.
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