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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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We aren’t terrified enough about losing the Amazon

Scientists aren’t sure if there’s a tipping point, or how close we are to it – but it would be “absolutely catastrophic” if we cross it.

Photo of the Amazon rainforest wildfire
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Whoops! California’s carbon offsets program could extend the life of coal mines.

A new study highlighting the risks of perverse incentives offers the latest evidence that carbon offsets are a deeply flawed way of combating climate change.

Flaring methane at a fuel extraction site.
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How nanoparticles that harvest light could curb climate emissions

Syzygy Plasmonics has raised nearly $6 million to produce a cleaner form of hydrogen, using a novel type of photocatalyst.

A rendering of Syzygy's planned photocatalytic chemical reactor.
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A hotter planet will make solar power less efficient

Photovoltaic cells are notoriously sensitive to temperature. Now a new study reveals how global warming will reduce output across the globe by 2100.

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