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At Climate Week, America’s Cascading Disasters Dominate – The New York Times

It’s been a very different Climate Week in New York City this year, and not just because of social distancing. The annual gathering, meant to showcase efforts against global warming worldwide, came as climate disasters pummeled the host country. There…

At Climate Week, America’s Cascading Disasters Dominate – The New York Times

It’s been a very different Climate Week in New York City this year, and not just because of social distancing. The annual gathering, meant to showcase efforts against global warming worldwide, came as climate disasters pummeled the host country. There…

‘A crazy year up north’: Arctic sea ice shrinks to 2nd-lowest level on record – USA TODAY

Sea ice is frozen ocean water that melts each summer, then refreezes each winter. “The year 2020 will stand as an exclamation point on the downward trend in Arctic sea ice extent.” Shrinking sea ice is just one of many…

U.S. Forest Fires Aren’t At Historic Highs—Not Even Close

California’s wildfires are a serious matter, but the official record of the United States shows forest fires in the US today are far below the annual average in the 1930s and 1940s. California wildfires have been in the news in…

What Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Mean for Global Warming – The New York Times

President Trump has made dismantling federal climate policies a centerpiece of his administration. A new analysis from the Rhodium Group finds those rollbacks add up to a lot more planet-warming emissions. The Trump administration has acted to repeal or weaken…

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Can pumping up cold water from deep within the ocean halt coral bleaching?

Rising ocean temperatures cause marine heat waves, which place stress on living coral animals, as well as the photosynthetic algae on which they depend for energy. A new study is showing potential for the use of artificial upwelling (AU)– or the application of cooler, deep water — as a way to mitigate the thermal stress on corals.