Climate Change Stories Yesterday

Much of the western United States is under the grips of an unrelenting megadrought. And to make a bad situation worse, the water level at Lake Mead, which supplies water to over 25 million people, has hit its lowest level since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s following the construction of the iconic Hoover Dam.

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Climate Change Stories April 29

Drones are playing an instrumental role in helping scientists to document and tackle climate change. And the latest example of their resourcefulness comes from Northern Ireland, where researchers are using drones to understand what birds see when they look down.

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Climate Change Stories October 31, 2020

Heading for the new MOSAiC ice floe, Polarstern takes the shortest way to the area of interest: via the North Pole. On tghe way north, the sea ice is surprisingly weak, has lots of melt ponds, and Polarstern is able to easily break it.

A team that was part of a year-long Arctic mission recently flew a drone in bitterly cold temperatures at the North Pole. The mission? To gather data to better understand climate change.

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Climate Change Stories December 22, 2018

Drones have become part of the standard outfit of journalists and photographers for the NYT. Now we see how an unmanned aircraft helps to document and illustrate the effects of climate change in a series of NYT articles. In the series, the journalists take a closer look at the Galápagos, Yellowstone National Park, Easter Island, Cedars of Lebanon, and the Orkney Islands.

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Climate Change Stories April 3, 2018

Three drones, called Seagliders, have been positioned underneath West Antarctica’s Dotson Ice Shelf to monitor the ebb and flow of ice autonomously during the Antarctic winter. The drones are part of a larger system designed by a team of scientists from the University of Washington and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to study how the Antarctic ice shelf is affected by climate change.

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