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Warming Trend

Scientists Have Been Freezing Corals for Decades. Now They're Learning How to Wake Them Up

Deep-frozen corals, cryopreserved in the hope of restoring ocean ecosystems, are growing up. Could the futuristic technique eventually save dying reefs?
Climate Change

Skiing Is Getting Riskier

Regulations and Solutions

It's Time to Buy Rechargeable Batteries for All Your Household Gadgets

Panasonic’s Eneloop rechargeable batteries are a great alternative to wasteful disposables.

EV Batteries Have a Dirty Secret. This Company Has a Plan to Clean Them Up

European manufacturer Northvolt has plans to distribute a low-carbon, sustainable battery-manufacturing process across the world.

A Major Alarm Is Flashing Under Greenland’s Ice

Greenland’s northern ice shelves have lost more than a third of their volume since 1978, new research finds.

The World’s Broken Food System Costs $12.7 Trillion a Year

The hidden costs of the global food system are equivalent to 10 percent of global GDP, according to new analysis from the United Nations.

Oceans and Waterways

The Surprising Reason Sea Creatures Are Getting Hungrier

As ocean temperatures climb, so do animals’ metabolisms. If extra food isn’t available, they’ll starve.

If You Didn’t Care About Antarctica’s Icy Belly, You Will Now

Scientists are getting an ever-clearer picture of the undersides of deteriorating glaciers. It’s not looking good.

Glacial Lakes Threaten Millions in a Warming World

A Himalayan lake fed by melting ice just released a devastating flood in northern India. Thousands of other unstable lakes are getting bigger every year.

The Surprising Way Clean Energy Will Help Save the Snowpack

As if we needed another reason to quickly ditch fossil fuels: Cleaner snow melts much more slowly.

Extreme Heat

A Summer of Record Heat Deals Costly Damage to Texas Water Systems

As dry soils contract, underground pipes rupture—disrupting cities, frustrating conservation efforts, and highlighting the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to a warming climate.

Burying Power Lines Prevents Wildfires. But There’s a Cost

Investigators are eying the Lahaina wildfire as yet another deadly blaze started by electrical equipment. Putting lines underground would help—at a steep cost.

This Brutal Summer in 10 Alarming Maps and Graphs

From the Maui wildfires to ultrahigh ocean temperatures, climate change is leaving its devastating mark on the Earth. It’s but a taste of the pain to come.

Meta’s News Block Causes Chaos as Canada Burns

News has been removed from Facebook and Instagram after the Canadian government told Meta to pay publishers, leaving consumers unable to access vital information during wildfires.