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Remote Ocean Islands Are Affected by Pollution from Distant Lands

Jenny Lunn, Contributing Writer

From Research Spotlights— Marine protected areas, set up to conserve marine ecosystems and species, accumulate pollutants swept in from mainland shores by ocean currents.  It would be natural to assume that remote and sparsely inhabited islands in the middle of the ocean are surrounded by.... more

Slowdown of Global Warming and Acceleration of Ice Melting

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper tackles the partitioning of incoming energy to different parts of the Earth-climate system, and it offers a physical argument as to why the rate of increase of global surface air temperature showed a slowdown in the first part of the 21st century.  more

Removing Carbon from the Ground Up

Sarah Witman, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— Massive plantations for storing carbon and growing biofuel won’t achieve the Paris Agreement’s “2-degree guardrail,” but they could help.  A commonly cited statistic during the lead-up to the signing of the 2015 Paris Agreement has come to be known as the “2-degree.... more

Hawaiian mountains could lose snow cover by 2100

Blog— Daydreams of the tropical paradise of Hawaiʻi rarely include snow in the imagery, but nearly every year, a beautiful white blanket covers the highest peaks in the state for at least a few days. However, systematic observations of snowfall and the snow cover dimensions on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.... more

India’s coal plant plans conflict with climate commitments

Press Release— India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to build nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, a new study finds. “India is facing a dilemma of its own making,” said Steve Davis, associate professor of Earth system.... more

A Framework for Decisions on Science and Policy

Brendan Bane, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— Human reasoning has helped us become one of the most successful species to populate the planet, but we still struggle with cognitive biases Although fast and intuitive thinking helped our ancestors survive and spread beyond Africa’s savannas, it frequently yields.... more


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