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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.

Why is the carbon tax, after years of debate, no longer popular in Washington?

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Once embraced from ExxonMobil to Bernie Sanders, the carbon tax has been cast aside by both parties — for different reasons

Shannon Osaka

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

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Matthew Vandermeulen, University at Buffalo

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Biodiversity loss is the very real end of the world and no one is acting like it

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Radical, wholesale change is needed right this second and cannot be delayed

Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

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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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Japanese coral communities are expanding in response to warming temperatures, but the effects could be disastrous

Gina Mantica, Tufts University

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Climate is getting more extreme in every possible way

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Coleman Harris, Vanderbilt University

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After Hurricane Florence, North Carolina's water quality will go down the toilet

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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Tree-murdering fungi and insects increasingly contribute to climate change

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New research suggests carbon dioxide released from dying forests equals emissions from 11 million cars

Ellen Stuart-Haëntjens, Virginia Commonwealth University

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How farmers on the Great Plains are changing the local climate

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Ellen Stuart-Haëntjens, Virginia Commonwealth University

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Tropical rainforests may be near a tipping point beyond our control

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Michael Graw, Oregon State University

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Why don't Americans care about chemicals?

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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Creationism helped push climate skepticism into classrooms

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Science education has become a political issue, but civic engagement can still work wonders

Julia York, University of Texas at Austin

Low doses of contaminants, long ignored, can have vast consequences

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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What does California's future look like? Scientists asked trees

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Daniel Ackerman, University of Minnesota

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It's time to stop excluding people with disabilities from science

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You can be a great scientist without being able to carry a 50-pound backpack out of a cave

Gabriela Serrato Marks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pollution and climate change hurt children most of all

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Renee Salas, Massachusetts General Hospital

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How Saharan dust can influence health all the way in Florida

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Maite Ghazaleh Bucher, University of Georgia

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