Climate Change

Climate change is making the Earth a warmer and weirder place, forcing researchers, companies and governments to understand, confront and adapt to rising dangers.

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Why we should be far more afraid of climate tipping points

Scientists argue we may cross the point of no return for some ecosystems in a little more than a decade.

Glaciers.
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How heat from the sun could help clean up steel and cement

Serial entrepreneur Bill Gross has launched a new solar thermal venture, designed to cut climate emissions from industrial heat.

The Heliogen solar thermal site in Lancaster, California.
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Logjams aren’t really jammed at all, say geoscientists

The first study of the way logs become pinned in rivers reveals that those seemingly trapped in a logjam move steadily, if slowly, downriver.

photo of log cross sections
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Why the electric-car revolution may take a lot longer than expected

An MIT analysis finds that steady declines in battery costs will stall in the next few years.

Photograph of an EV charging station

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