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COVID-19 Lockdowns Cut Pollution, But Not All of It
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COVID-19 Lockdowns Cut Pollution, But Not All of It

Dust storms and other weather phenomena offset some reductions in PM2.5 aerosol pollution.

Published Jun 25, 2021

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Traffic Jam on the Suez Canal
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Traffic Jam on the Suez Canal

Hundreds of ships have been left idling around the key shipping route. Nature played a role in solving the problem.

Published Mar 29, 2021

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ocean Altimetry
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ocean Altimetry

The ocean is lumpy and sloshes around its basins for natural reasons. But it is also rising, slowly and steadily.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Land Motion
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Land Motion

Earth’s surface may seem motionless most of the time, but an array of measurements show that natural and human-caused processes cause coastal land to rise and fall.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ice Height
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ice Height

Scientists project ice losses from the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets will play a large part in sea level rise in the upcoming century.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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