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Extreme weather is getting more extreme

In the past month, Hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida and several islands in the Caribbean. Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston and other parts of Texas and Louisiana. A magnitude 8.2 earthquake devastated Chiapas ...

dateSep 11, 2017 in Environment
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Heat waves scorch unsuspecting cities

Every summer, residents of the desert Southwest brace for extreme heat. But this year, heat waves have impacted areas from Seattle to Slovenia that are unaccustomed to dealing with uncommonly high temperatures.

dateAug 23, 2017 in Environment
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Zooming in on climate predictions

In the quest to better understand climate change, there is plenty we still don't know. But the question isn't whether or not climate change is happening. "What we sometimes hear on the news is political manufactured uncertainty," ...

dateAug 17, 2017 in Environment
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Engineering a solution to dirty water

More than 844 million people around the globe lack access to clean water. One of the challenges is that bacteria from rivers can flow into groundwater sources, polluting what may have been potable drinking water. Building ...

dateJul 27, 2017 in Environment
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