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We can still prevent the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet – if we act fast to keep future warming in check

Seafloor sediments from beneath the Ross Ice Shelf represent an archive of warmer periods in Earth’s past. An ambitious international project aims to uncover what we can learn about our hotter future.
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Fire-smart farming: how the crops we plant could help reduce the risk of wildfires on agricultural landscapes

Redesigning agricultural landscapes to plant fire-retardant crops could help mitigate wildfires in an increasingly fire-prone world.
Jan Lieser

As Antarctic sea ice continues its dramatic decline, we need more measurements and much better models to predict its future

Antarctic sea ice is now nearly 9% below norma. But the dramatic decline is not universal around the continent, which makes it difficult to predict the overall impact of climate change.

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