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A damming trend

Posted: 15 Dec 2018 11:13 AM PST

Hundreds of dams are being proposed for Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia. The negative social and environmental consequences — affecting everything from food security to the environment — greatly outweigh the positive changes of this grand-scale flood control, according to new research.

Snow over Antarctica buffered sea level rise during last century

Posted: 13 Dec 2018 11:15 AM PST

An increase in snowfall accumulation over Antarctica during the 20th century mitigated sea level rise by 0.4 inches. However, Antarctica’s additional ice mass gained from snowfall makes up for just about a third of its current ice loss.