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Science Jun 07Carbon dioxide in the air has reached another dangerous milestone
The annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air has reached 50% higher than when the industrial age began. And the average rate of increase is faster than ever, scientists say.
Health Jun 02Science chief wants next pandemic vaccine ready in 100 days
Eric Lander tells The Associated Press in his first interview since he was sworn in that he's pushing for better preparedness for the next pandemic.
Science May 31Climate change responsible for 37% of global heat deaths, new study says
The study is one of the first to do a global accounting of the toll of climate change, and it only looks at a fraction of the deaths from warming.
Science Apr 28Glaciers are melting faster than they did 15 years ago, study shows
Using 20 years of recently declassified satellite data, scientists calculated that the world’s 220,000 mountain glaciers are losing more than 328 billion tons of ice and snow per year since 2015, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Nature.
World Feb 26U.N. says Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough
The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds.
Politics Jan 15Biden picks geneticist as science adviser, elevates position to Cabinet
Lander was one of the leaders in mapping the human genome. This is the first time a president's science adviser will serve on the Cabinet and Lander will be the first life scientist in the post.
Politics Nov 04U.S. formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change
The United States has formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact forged five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change.
Science Sep 15World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, U.N. report finds
A new U.N. biodiversity report card highlights the decline over the past 10 years in fragile ecosystems such as coral reefs and tropical forests.
Science Sep 02Scientists spot two black holes merged into never before seen size
Black holes are getting stranger — even to astronomers. Scientists reported Wednesday they detected the merger of two smaller black holes into the first intermediate sized black hole ever observed. …
Science Aug 20California’s wildfire-prone landscape stoked by human actions
Scientists say California has a really flammable ecosystem and global warming is making it worse.