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Climactic Change

Climate change is no longer an open question—for researchers today, it's a baseline assumption. How these changes will impact ecosystems, public health, and our future are now the questions we need to ask.

Small black dimples of soot and microbes speed the melting of Kashmir's iconic glaciers

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The sun shines hottest on pockets of glacier that don't reflect away its rays

Krishna Sharma, Ecology

Ocean heatwaves like "The Blob" cause lasting damage to marine ecosystems

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Recent research details The Blob's effects on the Alaska pollock fishery

Keira Monuki, University of California, Davis

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Fungi learn how to cope with drought, but at a cost

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Matthew Vandermeulen, University at Buffalo

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Faraway cities are sending their heat to the Arctic's ecosystem

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Even in the remote high latitudes, a new satellite study sees rising temperatures and spreading green belts around cities

Cheryl Katz

Mosquito-borne diseases get a boost from climate change

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Bugs like it hot, and evolve faster when there's lots of carbon dioxide

Max G. Levy, Science and Health Journalism

Warming oceans cast a chill over New England's sea turtles

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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How shadowy tax havens skirt conservation efforts

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Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

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These corals love the warming oceans

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Gina Mantica, Tufts University

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