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Bracing for Impact
Coral populations have been decimated around the world due to several culprits. But some corals show a surprising knack for survival in challenging conditions. Researchers are working to tap into these biological tricks.
Underground carbon storage is one of the most viable solutions for funneling heat-trapping gases out of the atmosphere. Volcanic rock lying beneath Iceland and elsewhere around the globe could provide a vast and permanent geological burial ground for CO2, stored as rock. The biggest hurdle is not a technological one.
As bark beetles continue their assault on forests throughout the West, scientists are gathering clues to help them understand the evolutionary history of the relationship between conifer trees and the skillful insects that depend on them.
Future predictions of increased fires, drought and floods in the Southwest border on biblical. In this Q&A, Gregg Garfin, climatologist and coordinating lead author for the Southwest-region chapter of the National Climate Assessment, reflects on the dire situation, his “apocaloptimist” nature and bright spots he sees on the horizon.
More people than ever before in the U.S. are aware of, and concerned about, climate change. It’s clear we need to radically change, but how can we as individuals make a meaningful difference, especially on a budget? It ain’t easy—but it’s possible.