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Ocean Acidification Changing Mussel Shell Structure

For thousands of years, California mussel shells have been made up of long, cylindrical calcite crystals organized in neat, vertical rows. But scientists have found that as ocean acidification has accelerated over the past 15 years, these shells have undergone dramatic structural changes, being built out of unorganized, uneven minerals instead.

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Study seeks to protect key sites from coastal erosion; Scotland

Researchers are investigating ways to protect Scotland’s coastline against the effects of climate change.

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It’s Official: 2017 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record

Global temperatures averaged 14.7 degrees Celsius (58.46°F) — 1.2 degrees C (2.2°F) above pre-industrial times.

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Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

The Trump administration said Thursday it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters, giving energy companies access to leases off California for the first time in decades and opening more than a billion acres in the Arctic and along the Eastern Seaboard.

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Curbing climate change: Study finds strong rationale for the human factor

Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according to a new study that for the first time builds a novel model to measure the effects of behavior on climate.

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Nowhere to Hide from Climate Change

The water is nibbling away the beaches of Fiji. Not even the dead are allowed peace of mind. The graveyard of Togoru – a village on the largest island of Fiji – has been submerged.

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A Chilly End to 2017 for the Northeast

The cold weather pattern has its origins in a large bulge, or ridge, in the jet stream that has brought unseasonably warm weather to Alaska.

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The US President Doesn’t Care to Understand Global Warming

It’s a shame—ours and his…

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California’s December Inferno

It is rare for large wildfires to burn in California in December, which is usually a wet month for the state. In 2017, the Thomas fire shattered the record for December and may soon eclipse the worst blaze in any month.

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