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98 Arctic winter sees record low sea-ice cover | Alaska Public Media
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98 The Slow Life Movement: A Microbial Perspective of the Subsurface Biosphere
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On the seafloor, “marine snow” is constantly falling. Bits of dead plankton, decaying fecal material, biological remnants from shore – it all finds its way to the bottom of the ocean, delivering needed sources of organic molecules and energy to the microbial communities lying in wait.

Over time, this snow – along with sediment mineral grains – accumulates, burying previous layers. In Denmark’s Aarhus Bay, for example, digging ten meters down beneath the seafloor is like going 8,700 years blogs.discovermagazine.com/...
97 Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’ | Environment | The Guardian
95 Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy
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The White House is preparing to dismantle major policy actions of the Obama era, including a plan to close hundreds of heavily polluting power plants. www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/...
95 Arctic sea ice peaks in the winter. For the third year in a row, it’s at a record low.
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Constant warmth punctuated by repeated winter heatwaves stymied Arctic sea ice growth this winter, leaving the winter sea ice cover missing an area the size of California and Texas combined, and setting a record-low maximum for the third year in a row.


Even in the context of the decades of gree...

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93 New York’s New Renewable Energy Tariffs by: Paul Kando
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On March 9, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order introducing a system of tariffs based on a range of benefits distributed energy resources bring to the electric grid. According to Audrey Zibelman, outgoing PSC chair, distributed energy, "creates benefits for the electric grid, which in some cases go unpaid or are underpaid. These include peak shaving, load shifting, grid stability, reactive power and fast response —all really important as we think about moving toward a m read more
93 Arctic sea ice peaks in the winter. For the third year in a row, it’s at a record low.
Nasa max sea ice

Constant warmth punctuated by repeated winter heatwaves stymied Arctic sea ice growth this winter, leaving the winter sea ice cover missing an area the size of California and Texas combined, and setting a record-low maximum for the third year in a row.


Even in the context of the decades of gree...

grist.org/article/arctic-se...
91 NASA Study Shows Global Sea Ice Diminishing, Despite Antarctic Gains
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NASA Study Shows Global Sea Ice Diminishing, Despite Antarctic Gains
Sea ice increases in Antarctica do not make up for the accelerated Arctic sea ice loss of the last decades, a new NASA study finds. As a whole, the planet has been shedding sea ice at an average annual rate of 13,500 square miles (35,000 square kilometers) since 1979, the equivalent of losing an area of sea ice larger than the state of Maryland every year.
“Even though Antarctic sea ice reached a new record maximum this pas read more
87 New coal plants dropped by two-thirds last year
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This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.


The amount of new coal power being bui...

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in response to New coal plants dropped by two-thirds last year
Why could this not have happened eight decades ago?