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In this edition: Climate change is reshaping the world's water, whales can help solve the climate crisis, and mass extinctions swept across the planet in the past
 
Photograph by PAUL NICKLEN, SEALEGACY
      Climate catastrophe     
Oceans and ice are absorbing the brunt of climate change
The latest report from the IPCC highlights the dramatic toll warming has taken on the world's water.
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FURTHER: IPCC: The Future for Earth's Lands and Forests is also dark +
 
      Climate goals     
These countries are reaching their climate targets
Ahead of the UN's climate change conference, we took a look at which nations are on track to meet climate goals and which are tanking.
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      Climate whales     
How much is a whale worth? For the climate, a lot
The benefits provided by great whales, including capturing carbon, make a powerful case for protecting them, according to economists.
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      Climate solutions     
Less than 3 percent of the ocean is 'highly protected'
Despite a flurry of declarations about marine protected areas, world leaders are struggling to put these vital conservation measures into practice.
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FURTHER: See photos of gorgeous, pristine marine protected areas +
 
      Vibrant volcanoes     
Dramatic photos of volcanoes in action
Volcanoes are helping scientists decipher our planet’s inner workings and the ways eruptions shaped life on the surface.
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      Jaws of steel     
A T. rex bite could have crushed a car. Here's how.
The mighty dinosaur was “just one of those very optimally built animals,” paleontologists report.
Bite into the story
 
Illustration by PETER ARNOLD, INC./ALAMY
      Dino deaths     
What are mass extinctions, and what causes them?
In the last 500 million years, life has had to recover from five catastrophic blows. Are humans dealing the planet a sixth?
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FURTHER: Will humans survive the sixth extinction? +
 
What We're Reading
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What's behind the climate crisis? (The New Yorker)  ››
 
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