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Co-author Chloe Gustafson and mountaineer Meghan Seifert install measuring equipment on an ice stream. Kerry Key/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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

Liquid water below the ice determines how fast an ice stream flows. As the ice sheet gets thinner, more of that salty groundwater could rise.
The ocean retains heat for much longer than land does. Aliraza Khatri's Photography via Getty Images

How fast can we stop Earth from warming?

If fossil fuel burning stopped, emerging research suggests air temperatures could level off sooner than expected. But that doesn’t mean the damage stops.
Dalat, a region in the central highlands of Vietnam, is known for its fertile land and the fruits and vegetables that grow there. As a consequence, interest in the Department of Agriculture at the Dalat Vocational Training College is high. Laurent Weyl/Collectif Argos

Climate change in Vietnam: impacts and adaptation

Data analysis suggests local activity will intensify the effects of global warming - so adapting means rethinking national development strategies

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