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93 Watch the ever-growing rift in Antarctica’s fourth biggest ice shelf
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It’s summer in Antarctica, which has scientists scurrying around the seventh continent carrying out various research experiments. That includes monitoring the massive crack that has spread across the Larsen C ice shelf, located on the Antarctic Peninsula.

On Tuesday, researchers ...

93 A California legislator is pushing the state to get all of its electricity from renewables.
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California is already shooting to get half its power from wind, solar and hydro by 2030. But this new amendment, just drafted by state Senate leader Kevin de León (a Democrat from Los Angeles), would bump that deadline to 2025 and set a new deadline to go all-renewable by 2045. Great news, right?

Among the many obstacles in the way of that target, two stand out. First, the state will ne...

83 Atmospheric Rivers Bring Record Winds, Torrential Rains
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Rivers in the sky may be responsible for up to 75 percent of the largest, most extreme wind and rainfall events that ravage the coasts.

The streams of moisture, called atmospheric rivers, originate in the tropics and often stretch for thousands of miles across the ocean in a thin band. They deliver a deluge of rain that causes major floods, landslides and a rash of insurance claims. In addition to soaking us, a new study shows that atmospheric rivers are also responsible for the powerful blogs.discovermagazine.com/...
82 How an Interoffice Spat Erupted Into a Climate-Change Furor
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A retired scientist became a hero to some climate-change deniers after he criticized his former boss at NOAA over data handling. www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/...
78 Would "Refreezing" the Arctic Finally Solve Climate Change?
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An Astrophysicist proposes a $500 billion US plan as a real-world solution to climate change instead of just cutting carbon emissions: refreezing the arctic
Read more: www.theevolvingplanet.com/r...
75 Coders to the rescue for NASA’s Earth science data
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This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

On Feb. 11, the white stone buildings on UC Berkeley’s campus radiated with unfiltered sunshine. The...

88 OMG - Oceans are Melting Greenland.
Greenland is, in fact, the largest global contributor to rising seas — adding around a millimeter per year to the global ocean, NASA says — and it has 7.36 potential meters (over 24 feet) to give. The question is how fast it could lose that ice, and over five years, OMG plans to pull in enough data to give the best answer yet.