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What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans’ way of life

The past winter was the warmest on record in the Arctic, putting a lifestyle that has endured for millennia at risk: ‘The magnitude of change is utterly unprecedented’.

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The courts are deciding who’s to blame for climate change

Oil companies? The government? The public? All of the above share the blame.

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Connection of sea level and groundwater missing link in climate response

About 250 million years ago, when the Earth had no ice caps and the water around the equator was too hot for reptiles, sea level still rose and fell over time. Now, an international team of researchers has developed a way to track sea-level rise and fall and to tease out what caused the changes in the absence of ice sheets.

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Human-Engineered Changes on Mississippi River Increased Extreme Floods

A new study has revealed for the first time the last 500-year flood history of the Mississippi River. It shows a dramatic rise in the size and frequency of extreme floods in the past century—mostly due to projects to straighten, channelize, and bound the river with artificial levees. It also uncovered a clear pattern over the centuries linking flooding on the Mississippi with natural fluctuations of Pacific and Atlantic Ocean water temperatures.

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Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Doubled Over The Last Century

The melting of the Greenland ice sheet has nearly doubled since the end of the 19th century and is currently melting at its fastest rate in at least 400 years, according to a new study.

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FEMA is buying homes in this Alaskan town because of climate change

The village of Newtok, Alaska, is trying to escape catastrophic coastal erosion. Its residents have even been called America’s first climate refugees. But because traditional FEMA disaster funding doesn’t cover climate-related threats, they’ve struggled for years to find funding to relocate to a new location 9 miles away, called Mertarvik.

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A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California judge William Alsup put out a list of questions for a climate change ‘tutorial’ in a global warming case.

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Pacific influences European weather

Sea surface temperature in the distant tropical Pacific can influence November weather in Europe.

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The World Added Nearly 30 Percent More Solar Energy Capacity in 2017

The global solar market grew 29.3 percent last year, with nations installing 98.9 gigawatts of new capacity, according to data from the industry group SolarPower Europe.

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