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Major Greenland Glacier Is Growing

Major Greenland Glacier Is Growing

Jakobshavn Glacier has grown for the third year in a row, and scientists attribute the change to cool ocean waters.

Published Jun 14, 2019

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The Ozone Hole: Closing the Gap

The Ozone Hole: Closing the Gap

After thinning at alarming rates in the 1980s and 90s, the ozone layer over Antarctica is starting to recover. Watch how ozone concentrations in the stratosphere have changed from 1979 through 2018.

Published Feb 13, 2019

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Ozone Hole is Big, But Tempered by CFC Reductions

Ozone Hole is Big, But Tempered by CFC Reductions

The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica was slightly above average size in 2018, but smaller than expected for the weather conditions.

Published Nov 13, 2018

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World of Change: Padma River

World of Change: Padma River

One of the major rivers of Bangladesh has been growing in size, transforming in shape, and changing in location for decades. Each twist and zigzag of the river tells a different geologic story about the power of erosion.

Published Jul 31, 2018

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2017 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record

2017 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record

Globally averaged temperatures were 0.90 degrees Celsius (1.62 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the long-term mean.

Published Jan 18, 2018

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