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East Antarctica is melting from above and below

East Antarctica is melting from above and below

Two new studies of different ice shelves have seen major melting that could portend a less stable future for the region.

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The climate impacts of Trump’s ExxonMobil pick for chief diplomat

The climate impacts of Trump’s ExxonMobil pick for chief diplomat

President-elect Trump on rounds out a potential dream team of anti-environment cabinet members with the chief executive officer of ExxonMobil.

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Supermoon floods warn of crisis facing Donald Trump

Supermoon floods warn of crisis facing Donald Trump

Donald Trump is preparing to lead America during a perilous period for the 130 million residents of its coastal counties.

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Alaskan village votes to relocate due to climate change

Alaskan village votes to relocate due to climate change

Shishmaref is one of dozens of indigenous villages in Alaska that face growing threats of flooding and erosion due to global warming.

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Antarctica at risk of runaway melting, scientists discover

Antarctica at risk of runaway melting, scientists discover

The world’s greatest reservoir of ice is verging on a breakdown that could push seas to heights not experienced since prehistoric times.

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The forgotten U.N. climate goal: 1.5°C

The forgotten U.N. climate goal: 1.5°C

Delegates representing island states will be pushing for the formal adoption of a long-overlooked goal, one that limits warming to less than 1.5°C.

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50 years after warning, no debate in Paris on the science

50 years after warning, no debate in Paris on the science

Diplomats steeling themselves for a historic round of UN climate negotiations remain divided by a handful of stubborn disputes. Climate science is not one of them.

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.

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Antarctica’s icy ‘doorstops’ thin; rising seas at risk

Antarctica’s icy ‘doorstops’ thin; rising seas at risk

Over the past two decades, the massive platforms of floating ice that dot Antarctica’s coast have been thinning at an increasing rate.

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Climate talks draw praise, herald hard slog ahead

Climate talks draw praise, herald hard slog ahead

Something strange pervaded low-level United Nations climate negotiations this week in Switzerland: Smiles.

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Giving climate pact legal teeth could make it toothless

Giving climate pact legal teeth could make it toothless

As negotiators gather in Peru for a critical round of climate talks, U.S. delegates are straining to explain what they call a “counterintuitive” reality.