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Antarctic Temperatures Are Rising Twice As Fast As Previously Predicted

Forbes: West Antarctic temperatures are rising twice as fast as previously estimated, according to new research published in Nature Geoscience. Continue reading

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Arctic ice caps may be more prone to melt

ClimateWire: Today, the Arctic is synonymous with “cold.” But a new study suggests the polar region has experienced periods of intense warmth over the past 2.8 million years that may have been hot enough to melt the Greenland ice sheet. Scientists already knew that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average. But the new study, based on a sediment core drilled from a Russian lake, suggests the far north’s climate is even more sensitive than researchers suspected Continue reading

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‘Perfect Storm’ Along Missouri River Puts Army Corps Policies in Cross Hairs

GreenWire: As the engorged Missouri River swamps towns and threatens to burst a backup levee in Hamburg, Mo., lawmakers are calling for a review of the Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control plans. With record snowmelt and rainfall threatening to create the second major U.S. flood disaster in as many months, the Army Corps is scrambling to drain six massive reservoirs in Montana and the Dakotas. Continue reading

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