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Ecologists Embark on a Nationwide Quest to Measure America’s Ecological Health

Researchers have divided the country into nearly two dozen domains with one core site and two smaller sites in each. Instruments will gather data on more than 500 variables, from soil composition to air quality. Credit: NEON.

By Dave Levitan, Climate Central.

Some of the consequences of climate change are pretty straightforward: temperatures go up, ice melts, sea level rises. Scientists have powerful evidence that all of these are happening, and good reason to think they’ll keep happening if we continue adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Read more