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Arctic Greening Won’t Save the Climate—Here’s Why
The growing season on the tundra is starting earlier as the planet warms, but the plants aren’t sequestering more carbon, a new study finds.
Arctic Greening Won’t Save the Climate—Here’s Why
Arctic Greening Won’t Save the Climate—Here’s Why

The growing season on the tundra is starting earlier as the planet warms, but the plants aren’t sequestering more carbon, a new study finds.

The growing season on the tundra is starting earlier as the planet warms, but the plants aren’t sequestering more carbon, a new study finds.

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Global Temperatures to Top Paris Agreement Limit by 2060: Report
Annie Melchor | Aug 9, 2021
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says some changes are already irreversible, and warns of even more dire ramifications if global carbon emissions aren’t reduced immediately.
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Scientists Go Down the Cicada Hole
Lisa Winter | Jun 24, 2021
Brood X’s emergence tunnels—numbering in the hundreds per square meter of soil—give researchers a special opportunity to study how such extreme soil aeration affects the ecosystem.
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COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Have Negligible Effect on Climate Change
Amanda Heidt | Aug 7, 2020
A new study finds reductions in greenhouse gases are insufficient to substantially slow warming, and the authors argue that to continue the benefits of reduced emissions, policymakers will need to adopt green economic recovery strategies.
Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Led 20th Century Arctic Warming: Study
Lisa Winter | Jan 21, 2020
Chlorofluorocarbons and other substances were banned in 1989 under the Montreal Protocol.
a winter cityscape with smokestacks
Atmospheric CO2 Levels Reached Another High in 2018
Shawna Williams | Nov 26, 2019
The concentration of the greenhouse gas is now one-and-a-half times what it was before the Industrial Revolution, the World Meteorological Association says.
Warming Permafrost Morphs Microbes into Greenhouse Gas Emitters
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2019
Insulating tundra soil with snow increased the abundance of microbial species involved in carbon dioxide and methane release.
Report: US Already Affected by Climate Change
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2018
If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, the country’s economy, infrastructure, and health of its population will suffer, according to government scientists.
Plastics Emit Greenhouse Gases as They Degrade
Shawna Williams | Aug 2, 2018
The materials are a previously unaccounted-for source of methane and ethylene, researchers find.
Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move
Catherine Offord | May 16, 2018
A study of 686 fish and invertebrates predicts that some animals will have to shift more than 1,000 kilometers to stay within tolerable temperatures.
Antarctica Is Turning Green
Aggie Mika | May 21, 2017
As the climate warms, moss growth dramatically spreads on the continent’s peninsula.