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Oceans could return to a picture of health in just one generation

Our oceans face a number of threats, but if we act soon and act in concert, we can keep them healthy for future generations. (Photo: Nick Fewings [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr) Try to imagine the future as a tale of two…


North Atlantic’s capacity to absorb CO2 overestimated, study suggests

The North Atlantic may be a weaker climate ally than previously believed, according to a study that suggests the ocean’s capacity to absorb carbon dioxide has been overestimated. A first-ever winter and spring sampling of plankton in the western North…

American robins migrating 12 days earlier than they did 25 years ago

American robins can be found year-round almost anywhere in North America, from Canada’s lower provinces and southward, but many of the birds in northern areas head south for the winter. Recently, researchers have found that these robins have been migrating…


CLIMATE IMPACTS: Calif. snowpack measures below normal for spring

California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack is below normal for spring, and the water content around the state is only about half the April average as much of California struggles under persistent drought, authorities said Wednesday.


ADVOCACY: Jane Fonda goes virtual

Actress Jane Fonda is taking her Fire Drill Fridays from the steps of the Capitol to an online screen to continue advocating for climate action as the novel coronavirus spreads across the United States.


FINANCE: Corporate response to virus could hurt climate work — greens

The novel coronavirus pandemic is compelling more companies to either postpone their annual general meetings or move them online — a trend that environmentalists worry could impede investors’ efforts to press for climate action in the corporate world.