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  • What tipping points are telling us

    Why we need to understand them and respond.

    By Andrew Bernier, Arizona State UniversityLately, you may have heard someone say that we have reached a “tipping...

    September 11, 2020
  • When is an invasive species not so?

    Scientists think climate change relocation changes things.

    By Jenny MorberCaribbean corals sprout off Texas. Pacific salmon tour the Canadian Arctic. Peruvian lowland birds...

    July 29, 2020
  • Can cabbage make batteries greener?

    Scientists are exploring the potential of phytomining.

    As the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, interest in electric vehicles is increasing. This, along with ...

    June 12, 2020
  • Clean energy technology learning from nature

    Innovators observing how plants, animals and even mud behave.

    When we think about renewable energy, we think of rolling fields with windmills or industrial rooftops covered in sil...

    September 23, 2019
  • People are flocking to see melting glaciers

    Visiting thawing destinations can be a double-edged sword.

    More tourists mean more business and more climate change awareness, but visiting thawing destinations can be a double...

    May 5, 2019

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