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Scientists in Antarctica discover a vast, salty groundwater system under the ice sheet – with implications for sea level rise

By Matthew Siegfries & Others

A new discovery deep beneath one of Antarctica’s rivers of ice could change scientists’ understanding of how the ice flows, with important implications for estimating future sea level rise.


April sets record for highest CO2 levels in human history

By Andrew Freedman Photo: Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached the highest levels on record for any calendar month during April, averaging 420 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since observations began in 1958, according to new data.


Over 1,000 scientists from around the world take to the streets

By Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech

The protest came after a report from the UN stated humanity only has three more years to curb greenhouse gas emissions and avoid climate-related disasters…


‘It’s Not Political to Tell the Truth’: Scientists Arrested Over Climate Protests

By Angely Mercado Photo: Thomas Krych , Getty Images

Soil scientist Rose Abramoff has long tried to be “apolitical,” she says, in her efforts to educate people about climate change: She’s supported efforts at non-profits and fact-checked materials for organizations, for example, alongside writing her own reports on the climate crisis. But not anymore.


Climate scientist on hunger strike ‘after being refused bail’

By Samuel Webb

A scientist who was arrested during a climate change protest is on hunger strike after being denied bail, it has been claimed.
Activist group Extinction Rebellion claims Emma Smart, an ecologist, was detained on Thursday during a protest with 24 fellow scientists at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London.


Polar science threatens to crack under strain of Russia’s war in Ukraine

By Alison Snyder and Andrew Freedman Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Crucial scientific projects in the Arctic are in limbo — and their progress is under threat — as Russia becomes more isolated from the world for its invasion of Ukraine. Why it matters: These research collaborations provide key insights about the effects of climate change, the health of the oceans and geology — and they underpin cooperation among the U.S., Russia and others in the geopolitical hotspots of the Arctic and Antarctica.


U.N. report outlines possible solutions for climate change and its societal impact

By Evan Bush

From wildfires to sea level rise and heat waves, climate change is having a dramatic impact on the environment and people’s health and well-being. So what can the world do about it? That’s the focus of the third and final report — released Monday — from a recent cycle of climate discussions among scientists with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. More than 230 authors contributed to the report, which summarizes researchers’ best thinking on how to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing climate change.


UN warns Earth ‘firmly on track toward an unlivable world’

By Frank Jordans and Seth Borenstein Photo: Michael Probst/AP Photo

Temperatures on Earth will shoot past a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have committed, the world’s top body of climate scientists said Monday, warning of the consequences of inaction but also noting hopeful signs of progress.


The world is running out of options to hit climate goals, U.N. report shows

By Sarah Kaplan and Brady Dennis Photo: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images

With the world on track to blaze past its climate goals, only immediate, sweeping societal transformation can stave off catastrophic warming. The world is on track to blaze past a crucial climate target within eight years, some of the planet’s top researchers, economists and social scientists said in a sober assessment.


Renewables Are Key to Cutting Emissions Over Next Decade, U.N. Panel Says

By Nidhi Subbaraman Photo: Theo Stroomer

Countries must make major, rapid shifts away from fossil fuels and to renewable energy to meet the goals in the 2015 Paris agreement, climate experts tapped by the United Nations said in a report…