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Rogue Scientists Race to Save Climate Data from Trump

At 10 AM the Saturday before inauguration day, on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania, roughly 60 hackers, scientists, archivists, and librarians were hunched over laptops, drawing flow charts on whiteboards, and shouting opinions on computer scripts across the room. They had hundreds ...

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2016 Was a Pivotal Year in the War on Climate Change

No nation can fight climate change alone. And few have any reason to do so anyway—overhauling your entire economy is pricey work. So, it was pretty remarkable when nearly 200 countries came together in Paris at the end of 2015 and agreed to take action against catastrophic warming. And for ...

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Despite Climate Change Vow, China Pushes to Dig More Coal

JINCHENG, China — America’s uncertain stance toward global warming under the coming administration of Donald J. Trump has given China a leading role in the fight against climate change. It has called on the United States to recognize established science and to work with other countries to reduce dependence on ...

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Major ocean current is widening as climate warms

A new study by University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers found that the Indian Ocean’s Agulhas Current is getting wider rather than strengthening. The findings, which have important implications for global climate change, suggest that intensifying winds in the region may be increasing the ...

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Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can’t Afford to Fear GM Crops

Last week, Tanzania planted its first ever genetically modified crop—a drought-resistant white corn hybrid. Government researchers will spend the next two to three years monitoring the plants for safety and effectiveness at growing in perilously dry conditions. It’s a notable milestone, given the nation’s longstanding lack of enthusiasm towards biotechnology. ...

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Climate Change and the Terrible, No-Good Odds of Bad Weather

About three weeks ago, a three-day storm came through southern Louisiana and flooded the state capitol. Baton Rouge itself had over 17 inches of rainfall in the 72-hour period. Some nearby parishes got more than two feet. The storm was historic, dumping three times as much rain as Hurricane Katrina. ...

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U.S., China formally join global climate pact

US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One upon his arrival at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou on Sept. 3, 2016. World leaders are gathering in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to 5.(Photo: NICOLAS ASFOURI, AFP/Getty Images) HANGZHOU, China — President Obama on Saturday said cooperation ...

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