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Warmer, Drier Climate Could Transform Alaskan Forests
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Warmer, Drier Climate Could Transform Alaskan Forests

Climate change could lead to a net loss of plant life in some regions, and also could change the ratio of species that grow in them.

Published Oct 15, 2019

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Ice Could Crumble from Planpincieux Glacier
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Ice Could Crumble from Planpincieux Glacier

The fast-changing glacier is threatening a popular hiking area in the western Alps.

Published Oct 1, 2019

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EO On This Day
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EO On This Day

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we offer a selection of some of the most beautiful, newsworthy, interesting, and scientifically important images from the past 20 years — one for each day of the calendar year.

Published Sep 24, 2019

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2019 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Is Second Lowest
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2019 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Is Second Lowest

The long-term trend for Arctic sea ice extent has been definitively downward.

Published Sep 23, 2019

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Smoke Blankets Borneo
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Smoke Blankets Borneo

Fires burning in peat deposits in Indonesia release gases and particles that have consequences for public health and the climate.

Published Sep 17, 2019

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