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SCIENCE: Worrisome signs emerge for 1.5 C climate target

Global temperatures are inching closer to a worrisome climate milestone, scientists reported this week. That doesn’t mean ambitious climate goals are out of reach, they say — but the deadline to act is rapidly approaching.

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EXTREME WEATHER: Rising seas a bigger threat than intensifying rain

The nation’s flood risk will become increasingly concentrated along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts in the next 30 years, according to a major new analysis that de-emphasizes the threat of inland flooding along rivers and in cities.

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GREAT LAKES: Carp invasion helped by mussels’ weakness to warming

Biologists observing the spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi River Basin had identified two possible barriers — one structural, one biological — that could keep the nemesis fish from invading the Great Lakes.