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Trending: An island is disappearing…

Trending on E&E News: An island is disappearing, but residents don’t see it…

“On Deal Island, climate skeptics, anthropologists, crabbers, pastors and scientists have spent the last five years trying to figure out where they can find common ground.”

Winning Climate Strategy Demands Details

Winning Climate Strategy Demands Details: Why we need to sweat the small climate stuff

New York Boardwalk Shows Adaptation Costs and Opportunities

Sea level rise is accelerating globally as greenhouse gas pollution levels rise, making floods and storm surges worse and more common. Climate change also makes storms more fierce. In a densely populated region rife with vulnerabilities and flush with riches, the Big Apple is showing how cities elsewhere could adapt.

Summers are Getting Hotter

Climate Central reports that the vast majority of the country is warming, with only a few climate divisions, mostly in the Northern Plains, showing little or no warming, although that region is warming dramatically in fall and winter.

Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Fix Neighborhood Floods

A bipartisan bill proposes to earmark $3 billion a year toward projects that improve wetlands and infrastructure to alleviate “frequent and chronic” coastal flooding.

Focus on Carbon Removal a “High-Stakes Gamble”

A new paper from Science highlights how carbon removal shouldn’t be treated as a cure-all for climate change because the future of humanity can’t rely on untested technology.

50 Years of Glacier Change in Montana

Loss of ice can have ecological effects on aquatic species by changing stream water volume, water temperature and run-off timing in the higher elevations of the park. Tracking these small alpine glaciers has been instrumental in describing climate change effects on Glacier National Park to park management and the public.

Believe you can stop climate change and you will

If we believe that we can personally help stop climate change with individual actions — such as turning the thermostat down — then we are more likely to make a difference, according to new research.

Grasslands’ Carbon Storage Value Now Quantified

Grasslands that feature diverse plant species have more carbon storage capacity than less-diverse grasslands, largely because the former produce more biomass, the researchers say.

Trending: Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things

Trending on Slate: Scientists should reconsider how they deploy knowledge.