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These four games will teach how we can tackle climate change

For both kids and adults, games are sometimes a great way to learn about social issues and brainstorm creative solutions. The nonprofit Games for Change has worked on this idea for more than a decade, and at its annual festival

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The future of renewables: moving towards a cleaner energy mix

What comes to mind when we think about renewables? Wind turbines spinning in a field, solar panels on a rooftop. But there’s much more to a cleaner energy future than these images in our mind. Creating a renewables-based energy future

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Greenland Ice

Located in the Arctic near the North Pole, Greenland is covered by a massive ice sheet three times the size of Texas and a mile deep on average. Greenland is warming almost twice as fast as Antarctica, which is causing

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Blowin’ in the wind

Since 1978, Nasa has been monitoring ocean winds via scatterometry, the data of which has improved weather and hurricane forecasts and helped us better understand global climate patterns. Knowing which way the wind is blowing over water is critical for

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Animation shows Greenland’s ice mass loss

This Nasa animation shows Greenland’s ice mass loss from January 2004 to June 2014.

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Bhutan: the world’s first carbon negative country

Bhutan is the only country to use gross national happiness to measure its growth. And now it has become the world’s first negative country. This means the country’s forests absorb more carbon dioxide each year than it produces. Bhutan emits

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A brief history of global warming

Global warming turns 120 in this year… sort of. 2016 will be the 120th anniversary of the first time we figured out that human activity could be causing climate change. Since then, the science has gotten firmer and the politics

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Scale in the sky

The force of gravity not only keeps us from floating away, it lets Nasa study Earth’s water & ice from space. Using a pair of twin satellites named Grace, we can monitor where our planet’s water is going, even when

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Usual suspects

Before the Industrial Revolution, Earth’s climate changed due to natural events such as volcanic activity and solar energy variations. These natural events still contribute to climate change today, but their impact is very small compared to the growing levels of

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Earth has a fever

Earth’s average temperature has risen over 1º F in the past century. It is projected to rise an additional 3º to 10º over the next 100 years. Data from Nasa’s global network of satellites, airborne missions and surface monitoring systems

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