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  1. Climate

    World’s oceans have warmed to a ‘point of no return’

    More than half the global ocean sees temperature extremes that 100 years ago were rare.

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  2. Environment

    ‘Mining’ cryptocurrencies pollutes the real world

    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies exist only online. Yet the environmental impacts of their networks affect the real world.

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  3. Earth

    Let’s learn about tornadoes

    Tornadoes are often spawned by thunderstorms — but can also emerge from hurricanes and wildfires.

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  4. Life

    In blazing heat, some plants open leaf pores — and risk death

    When heat waves and droughts collide, water is precious. Some thirsty plants try to cool off by opening tiny pores — only to lose water even faster.

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  5. Life

    From icebergs to smoke, forecasting where dangers will drift

    Smoke drifts. Fish eggs float downstream. Where such drifting things end up may seem a mystery. But research can predict where they’ll end up.

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  6. Earth

    Analyze This: Nutrients from sewage may harm coastal ecosystems

    A new model suggests that 58 percent of coral reefs and 88 percent of seagrass beds are exposed to excess nitrogen from wastewater.

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  7. Environment

    Wildfire smoke seeds the air with potentially dangerous microbes

    Studies now show that most wildfires don’t kill microbes. That’s fueling worries about what risks these smoke hitchhikers might pose to people.

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  8. Environment

    Warming cities may see more rain — and frequent flooding

    Scientists are seeking to understand why and how to mop up excess precipitation.

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  9. Climate

    New UN climate report finds no time for denial or delay

    It links extreme weather around the globe to Earth’s changing climate.

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