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North American Coasts Are Absorbing Large Amounts of Carbon

April 13, 2018
Coastal waters play an important role in the carbon cycle by absorbing carbon into sediments or transferring it to the open ocean, a new study confirms. Read More

The 100th Meridian, Where the Great Plains Begin, May Be Shifting

April 11, 2018
Two new papers find that the line that divides the moist East and arid West is edging eastward due to climate change—and the implications for farming and other pursuits could be huge. Read More

Predicting Hurricane Flooding Risks to the East Coast

April 9, 2018
Columbia University researchers to help translate hurricane science into projections for planning for climate and weather risks. Read More

Climate Change and the Re-Greening of Puerto Rico

March 22, 2018
Ecologist Maria Uriarte investigates the effects of Hurricane Maria on the forests of Puerto Rico, and how long-term climate change may affect them. Read More

Climate Migrants Will Soon Shift Populations of Many Countries, Says World Bank

March 19, 2018
If emissions of greenhouse gases remain high, as many as 143 million "internal migrants" might move within their own countries by 2050. Read More

Palm Trees Are Spreading Northward. How Far Will They Go?

March 19, 2018
A new study explores what it will take for the iconic tropical tree to expand into areas that have long been too cold for palm trees to survive. Read More

North Atlantic Is Getting Less Salty, But It’s Too Soon to Blame Climate Change

March 13, 2018
Researchers report a sharp drop in salinity in the North Atlantic Ocean over the last decade, providing the most detailed look yet at the region's changing ocean conditions. A continued decline could impact fish stocks and the ocean’s ability to absorb CO2. Read More

Dying Reefs Bigger Threat to Coasts Than Rising Seas, Study Says

March 1, 2018
If coral reefs continue to degrade, waves on coastlines may substantially increase, leading to greater coastal erosion. Read More

Researchers Map High Levels of Drugs in the Hudson River

February 19, 2018
In a new study, researchers have mapped out a large variety of discarded pharmaceuticals dissolved throughout the Hudson River. They say that in some places, levels may be high enough to potentially affect aquatic life. Read More

Turning Assessment into Action: Advancing China’s Urban Sustainability

February 8, 2018
How do you encourage cities to race to the top in sustainability performance? Read More
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