Challenges in Taking Earth’s Sea and Ice Temperature at the Poles

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Researchers at the AGU meeting outline importance of — and difficulties in — taking critical temperatures at the Earth’s poles.
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Native Plants Absorbing Carbon along New Mexico Highways

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State’s roadways seen as potential model for other states to study.

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Peering Beyond the Biggest AGU Meeting Headlines

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Lying beyond the observant eyes of the many reporters covering AGU’s Fall Meeting are numerous developments likely to make bigger news in coming years.
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Geoethics Gets Bigger Spotlight among Scientists

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Ethical issues involving the earth sciences and those scientists involved with it are seen gaining more attention, and raising more challenging questions going forward.
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Albedo: Lighter Colors Reflect, Darker Ones Absorb, Heat

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Just like light colored clothing can keep us cooler on sultry days, white snow and ice help in cooling the planet, while dark surfaces do the opposite.

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The Arctic Brings Surprises, but the Trend Remains Clear

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The Arctic has already been the source of many of the surprises that climate change has brought. But this year’s surprise is a little different.
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Increased Atmospheric Rivers of Rain Predicted for West Coast

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Projected increases in atmospheric rivers projections suggest a wetter future, despite forces that brought the recent California drought.
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