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Navy funds a small robot army to study the Arctic

The U.S. Navy has completed the largest robotic survey of the Arctic ever attempted. Warming waters are absorbing more sunlight and melting more ice there each summer, the gizmos and gliders suggest.

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Visualizing sea level rise through King Tides

During three winter months every year, the backbeat of California's coast changes. King Tides, the highest highs and lowest lows, offer a glimpse of sea level rise.

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8 million tons of plastic clutter our seas

A scientist estimating the weight of plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?

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