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Warming at the poles will have global consequences

With 2019 on pace as one of the warmest years on record, a major new study from an international team of researchers reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines global consequences of continued polar warming. The study, published today in the journal Science Advances and led by the University of California, Davis, reports that the Arctic has warmed by 0.75 degrees Celsius in the last decade alone. By comparison, the Earth as a whole has warmed by nearly the same amount, 0.8 degrees Celsius, over the past 137 years. Michael Gooseff is a coauthor on the paper.

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What happens when the roof of the world melts?

The ice that has long defined South Asia's mountain ranges is dissolving into massive new lakes, raising the specter of catastrophic flooding. This National Geographic feature story includes the work of Alton Byers.

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A knack for knapweed knowledge

High school junior Vivian Weigel worked with INSTAAR Tim Seasteadt to conduct original research on insect control of an invasive weed.

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Future remote sensing mission holds promise for flood monitoring

The 2021 Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission, which involves the Dartmouth Flood Observatory, will measure water surface elevation, slopes, and inundations of rivers as narrow as 50 meters.

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Experts see hope despite grim climate projections

INSTAAR and NOAA scientists join panel discussion following Boulder screening of Ice on Fire, an HBO documentary focused on climate solutions.

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In the mountains, climate change is disrupting everything from how water flows to when plants flower

The melting of glaciers and loss of snow has a cascading effect for ecosystems, agriculture and billions of people downstream. Story in Inside Climate News by Bob Berwyn quotes Tsegay Wolde-Georgis and Heidi Steltzer.

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