Sabai Tsho Lake, formed by the melting of Sabai Glacier in Nepal.

Warmer air is thinning most of the vast mountain range’s glaciers, known as the Third Pole because they contain so much ice. The melting could have far-reaching consequences for flood risk and for water security for a billion people who rely on meltwater for their survival.

By Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar

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Warming Waters Challenge Atlantic Salmon, Both Wild and Farmed

Higher ocean and river temperatures are stressing Atlantic salmon, depriving these iconic fish of oxygen and forcing them to swim farther to find food. These climate-change pressures are also impacting salmon in ocean farms, which have seen an increase in mass die-offs.

By Catherine Collins and Douglas Frantz

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A wind turbine on Scotland's Shetland Islands during a wind drought last September.

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Global ‘Stilling’: Is Climate Change Slowing Down the Wind?

As carbon dioxide levels rise and the Earth’s poles warm, researchers are predicting a decline in the planet’s wind speeds. This ‘stilling’ could impact wind energy production and plant growth and might even affect the Gulf Stream, which drives much of the world’s climate.

By Jim Robbins

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