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Chris Mooney Jan 18
Northeast faces crushing winter storm this weekend. Here are city by city forecasts for ice and snow.
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Chris Mooney Jan 18
Shutdown’s invisible costs: Cyberthreats, untrained firefighters, bug invasions
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Darryl Fears Jan 17
The perks of working near windows...
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Chris Mooney Jan 17
The shutdown is breaking government websites, one by one
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Chris Mooney Jan 17
Experts warned this floating garbage collector wouldn’t work. The ocean proved them right.
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Chris Mooney Jan 17
The North Pole is moving, and the shutdown means we aren’t keeping up
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Washington Post PR Jan 16
There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post’s. They are not Post products, and we are looking into this.
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Chris Mooney Jan 16
At confirmation hearing, Trump’s EPA pick vows to advance a deregulatory agenda
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Chris Mooney Jan 15
The polar vortex has fractured, and the eastern U.S. faces a punishing stretch of winter weather
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Juliet Eilperin Jan 15
NEW: A year ago Trump cut Grand Staircase-Escalante nearly in half to try to spark a mining boom-but those lost protections might not yield big profits. Check out this visual story I wrote from Utah w/ photos (tilt your phone to see the panoramas)
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Chris Mooney Jan 15
From yesterday: Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds. And the massive East Antarctic ice sheet is already a significant contributor to sea-level rise. w
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Chris Mooney Jan 14
“The traditional view from many decades ago is that nothing much is happening in East Antarctica,” said, adding, “It’s a little bit like wishful thinking.”
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Chris Mooney Jan 14
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10. We have a lot to learn. In the meantime, let's just hope that the pace of losses does not continue to increase, at anything like the rate seen from the late 1970s up to the present. /end
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Chris Mooney Jan 14
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9. In other words, we are only beginning to glimpse the total scope of the change that Antarctica is already undergoing. A massive research mission has begun for just one glacier in West Antarctica -- Thwaites -- but for many of these other places, not a lot has been done.
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Chris Mooney Jan 14
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8. An example is Denman, which contains some 5 feet of sea level rise, seems to be changing considerably, and is subject to a "marine ice sheet instability," meaning that if it loses much more ice it'll basically stumble backwards downhill and could commence rapid losses.
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Chris Mooney Jan 14
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7. This ends up being very revealing because the study finds ice losses, on the order of 100 to nearly 200 billion tons, from several enormous East Antarctic glaciers that really nobody has been paying much attention to.
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Chris Mooney Jan 14
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6. The new study achieves this result through a series of computations that looks at 65 different Antarctic regions and basically computes the difference between how much snow is arriving and how much ice is leaving, across the board.
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Chris Mooney Jan 14
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5. Most important, the 252 billion tons represents a massive acceleration from just 40 billion tons per year back in the late 1970s and 80s.
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Chris Mooney Jan 14
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4. Rignot et al find that Antarctica is now losing 252 billion tons of ice per year, which is a number that puts it quite close to losses from Greenland (286 billion tons, per NASA), suggesting that the northern ice sheet may soon be eclipsed by the two southern ones.
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Chris Mooney Jan 14
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3. Basically, it's another comprehensive look at Antarctic ice losses, and the punchline is, if anything, even worse than the last one (which is here )
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