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Video Projected on Glacier Beckons Worldwide Climate Action

Youth and Greenpeace activists projected a video onto a glacier in Svalbard, following a trend of using glaciers to call attention to the climate emergency.

by |October 15, 2020

Scientists Harness Satellites to Track Algae Growth on Greenland Ice Sheet

To measure algal blooms across large regions of the Greenland ice, and understand their effects on melting over time, scientists are turning to space.

by |October 15, 2020

Irrigation in High Mountain Asia is Creating Unexpected Glacier Growth

Irrigated agricultural plains in regions of High Mountain Asia are driving increased snowfall accumulation, protecting glaciers from temperature rises.

by |October 15, 2020
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TED Talk Proposes A Three-Step Plan for India’s Clean Energy Transition

Senior research scholar Varun Sivaram presented his ideas at the star-studded TED Countdown Global Launch, a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis.

by |October 12, 2020

Sustainability Culture and Rebuilding Consensus on Environmental Policy

The only way out is by learning to listen to each other and forging compromises. The alternative is too dire to contemplate.

by |October 12, 2020
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Columbia University Launches the World’s First ‘Carbon Dioxide Removal Law’ Database

New online resource provides the most comprehensive information to date on legal issues related to carbon dioxide removal, utilization, storage, and transportation.

by |October 8, 2020

Coronavirus is Not Helping to Slow Down Climate Change

The same level of emissions cuts reached during the pandemic would need to be repeated each year to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2030.

by Marco Tedesco |October 8, 2020

Damage Uncovered on Antarctic Glaciers Reveals Worrying Signs for Sea Level Rise

A new study has revealed extensive new damage to two major Antarctic glaciers that creates the conditions needed for ice shelf collapse.

by |October 2, 2020
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Using Art as an In-Road to Science and Activism

Artist Jill Pelto, who fuses data and visuals to communicate about climate change, shares her process and reflections.

by Katie Naum |October 1, 2020

Greenland on Track to Lose Ice Faster Than in Any Century Over the Last 12,000 Years

If human societies don’t sharply curb emissions of greenhouse gases, Greenland’s rate of ice loss this century is likely to greatly outpace that of any century since shortly after the end of the last ice age, a new study concludes.

by |September 30, 2020