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We Just Had the Hottest January in 141 Years of Record Keeping

We Just Had the Hottest January in 141 Years of Record Keeping

In the Northern Hemisphere, temperatures were, on average, 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than normal last month, making it the warmest January on Earth since comprehensive records have been kept starting 141 years ago, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as The Guardian reported. In some places, the abnormal temperatures […]

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    ‘Horrifying’ Research Seeks to Save Hawaii Reefs

    ‘Horrifying’ Research Seeks to Save Hawaii Reefs

    By Daniel Grossman At times, marine biologist Ruth Gates is appalled by the path her research has taken. “It’s horrifying,” she said recently, sitting in a spartan office at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Science. Gates, the institute’s director, manages a far-reaching research program to develop novel techniques to prevent climate change from harming the […]