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A firefighter cries near a wildfire in the Losacio area in north western Spain
A firefighter cries near a wildfire in the Losacio area in north western Spain

Do these heat waves mean climate change is happening faster than expected?

General warming predictions are still on track, but recent heat waves are a stress test for the modeling of extreme events.

This CRISPR pioneer wants to capture more carbon with crops

New research at Jennifer Doudna's institute aims to create faster-growing, carbon-hungry plants using the gene-editing tool.

The future of urban housing is energy-efficient refrigerators

Adapting old, energy-inefficient buildings is less sexy but far greener than many high-tech solutions.

giant kelp underwater
giant kelp underwater

Running Tide is facing scientist departures and growing concerns over seaweed sinking for carbon removal

The venture-backed startup believes kelp could be a powerful tool to combat climate change. But some scientists fear the ecological risks on large scales.

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