Climate and Environment


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    6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong

    Can you recycle coffee cups or greasy pizza boxes? If you’re tossing things in the recycling bin out of sheer hope, you might be an “aspirational recycler.”

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    In a Warming West, the Rio Grande Is Drying Up

    Even in a good year, much of the Rio Grande is diverted for irrigation. But it’s only May, and the river is already turning to sand.

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    In the Arctic, the Old Ice Is Disappearing

    This winter, the Arctic Ocean hit a record low for ice older than five years. Scientists say that summers in the Arctic may be ice-free in the future.