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California’s power supply is getting greener. It’s still got far to go

“It’s really astounding how carbon dioxide emissions have been cut,” says Anthony Kovscek, while Sally Benson notes how California pioneered energy efficiency after the 1970s energy crisis.

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Still on Shaky Ground: 30 Years After the Loma Prieta Earthquake

“In principle, when we know where the energy is being stored, we can say which places are more likely to have an earthquake and which places less," says Howard Zebker.

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Beyond coping: how to find the strength to take on climate change

A story on the impacts of climate change cites Marshall Burke's study on the relationship between climate and suicide and how it affects climate activism. 

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Vintage radar film tracks what’s beneath Antarctic ice

Dustin Schroeder speaks about his research using historic radar film to understand glacier melt in Antarctica.

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San Francisco knows how to stop global warming — will it?

“The only downside to a pledge like this is if people misinterpret a pledge to mean action,” says Rob Jackson.

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Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier may be thinning faster than previously thought

“They didn’t know what the shape of the continent was, whether it had mountains — this wasn’t about glaciology or studying ice sheets. It was really fundamental Earth exploration,” says Dusty Schroeder.

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Long before dinosaurs, virtually all life on Earth was wiped off the face of the planet

Research by PhD student Malcolm Hodgskiss finds new evidence for a mass extinction event 2.05 billion years ago in barite samples from Hudson Bay, Canada .

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Democrats are divided on using nuclear energy to stop climate change

Although the safety of it is "actually quite good," Rob Jackson says, “nuclear energy is out of fashion.” 

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The hotter the planet grows, the less children are learning

“This is a well-researched and trustworthy [study] design for understanding the causal effects of changes in things like temperature on economic outcomes,” says Marshall Burke on a new study on the effects of temperature and learning.

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