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Alaska’s thawing permafrost puts huge portions of state’s foundation at risk

A new report just issued by NOAA says September’s Arctic sea ice coverage was about 25 percent less than it was between 1981 and 2010. As America’s only Arctic state, Alaska today faces unique challenges. One of those is the loss of permafrost, the frozen earth that serves as the foundation for huge portions of the state.

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Globe had 2nd warmest year to date, 4th warmest September on record

This year, 2017, is the second-warmest year on record for the entire globe, NOAA said. Nine of the 10 warmest January-September global temperatures have occurred since 2005, with 1998 as the only exception. September saw a number of weather anomalies across the globe.

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Penguin catastrophe leaves thousands of chicks dead with only two survivors

A penguin colony in Antarctica has suffered a massive breeding failure, with only two chicks surviving the disaster. The World Wildlife Fund said unseasonably extensive amounts of sea ice around the colony in East Antarctica had forced the adult penguins to travel further than normal to forage for food.

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As Trump Retreats, States Are Joining Forces on Climate Action

Despite the Trump administration’s environmental rollback, U.S. states are forging ahead with initiatives to combat climate change. Now, a coalition of states – from California to Colorado to North Carolina – are banding together to slash emissions and boost renewable energy.

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In warmer climates, Greenlandic deltas have grown

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen has shown that deltas in Greenland, unlike most other deltas in the world, are growing.

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Scale of human impact on planet has changed course of Earth’s history, scientists suggest

The significant scale of human impact on our planet has changed the course of Earth history, an international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has suggested.

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Warm waters tripled the amount of ice lost in these Antarctic glaciers — and that’s bad for sea level rise

Another glacier in Western Antarctica has been cracking from the inside out, producing another massive iceberg — four and a half times the size of Manhattan — this week.

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In a Stunning Turnaround, Britain Moves to End the Burning of Coal

Britain is phasing out its coal-burning power plants, with the last one slated to be shuttered by 2025, if not sooner. It is a startling development for the nation that founded an industrial revolution powered by coal.

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Hurricanes: A perfect storm of chance and climate change?

The succession of intense and deadly tropical cyclones that have barrelled across the Atlantic in recent weeks have left many people wondering if a threshold of some sort has been crossed. Is this chain of hurricanes evidence of some significant new frontier in our changing climate? The answer is mostly no, but with worrying undertones of yes.

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