Climate

  1. Environment

    Fungi as carbon keepers

    A common type of fungus stores most of a forest floor’s carbon underground.

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  2. Ecosystems

    Predators as climate helpers

    In lakes and streams, fish and insects can help protect aquatic plants that gobble up greenhouse gas.

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  3. Climate

    Explainer: El Niño and La Niña

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  4. Climate

    Climate’s troublesome kids

    The recurring climate events El Niño and La Niña trigger long-lived changes to weather around the world.

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  5. Climate

    Twister science

    Meteorologists are learning what makes a tornado.

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  6. Chemistry

    Explainer: Ocean acidification

    Here’s why shellfish and other animals in the sea suffer when the ocean is forced to absorb too much carbon dioxide.

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  7. Climate

    The high life

    The sky is full of microscopic life, some of which might even trigger rain or snow.

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  8. Climate

    Evolution of a Frankenstorm

    Huge, late October hurricane turned into a superstorm that savaged much of the eastern United States.

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  9. Climate

    Watching our seas rise

    Satellites, coral reefs, ancient Roman fishponds and sinking cities help us understand how humans are changing sea level.

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  10. Climate

    Seal scientists

    Elephant seals help climate scientists understand deepwater heating around Antarctica.

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  11. Climate

    A record Arctic melt

    Satellites show summer 2012 sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean shrunk to a record low.

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  12. Climate

    Hot summer for a cold island

    A rare heat wave rolled over Greenland in July, thawing its ice and snow.

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