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Climate change—lessons from the Vikings

One June day in the year 793, men in ships landed on Lindisfarne, an island off eastern England occupied by a monastery. The men, apparently from the north, plundered treasures, overthrew altars and set fire to buildings. ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Environment
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Video: How will climate change impact shelter?

Around the globe, extreme events such as floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, and heat waves increasingly result in forced migration and loss of life, property, and security. Hot days are becoming hotter and more frequent, ...

dateAug 15, 2017 in Environment
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Sea level is a surprisingly variable parameter

Every measurement starts at zero. This simple fact is anything but trivial when it comes to measuring geographic elevations, as opinions have long differed about how mean sea level should be defined. Sea level as a reference ...

dateAug 10, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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