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winter woodland scene

Climate change is threatening the ecosystem of tunnels beneath the snow, where many rodents, insects, microbes, and hibernators live during the cold winter months. (Aleks G/Creative Commons 3.0)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Underneath the snow lies an ecosystem of tunnels where many rodents, insects, microbes, and hibernators live over the cold winter months. It’s called the subnivium, and it's threatened by climate change.
Researcher Laura Mattas climbs rocky terrain
Northwestern University
A look at some of the women doing research in Antarctica and the lingering barriers that were set up to keep them out. Wyatt Mosiman reports for Medill.
Robert Rosner and Suzet McKinney stand on either side of the Doomsday Clock, which reads "It is 100 seconds to midnight."

Robert Rosner, left, chair of the Bulletin Science and Security Board, and board member Suzet McKinney unveil the time on the Doomsday Clock at a Zoom news conference on Jan. 27. Rosner is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Chicago, and McKinney is CEO and executive director of the Illinois Medical District. (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Northwestern University
Scientists sound the alarm on climate change and nuclear risk as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced the 2021 time for its historic clock, which counts down to a “midnight” apocalypse. Carlyn Kranking reports.
Air pollution in Cairo

Air pollution in Cairo. (World Bank Photo Collection/Flickr)

The George Washington University
Experts anticipate the Middle Eastern-North African region being affected by climate change more than other regions. While the extent is unclear, certain factors make these countries particularly susceptible.

Supporters of President Joe Biden join others in downtown D.C. on Inauguration Day. (Madison Muller/Medill News Service)

Northwestern University
President Joe Biden said the U.S. is facing “a climate in crisis” in his inauguration speech Wednesday, marking the beginning of a presidency that promises action on climate. Nico Portuondo reports for Medill.
George Washington University
Climate change is not the great equalizer. Perhaps this characteristic makes it more difficult for some of us to agree that the threat is real.
Lake Thingvallavatn is shown amid a landscape of snowy mountains.

Lake Thingvallavatn in Iceland used to freeze solid in the winter. Now, it is beginning to thaw. (Axel Kristinsson/Creative Commons 2.0)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
On March 9, 2017, a strange crack appeared on the ice-laden surface of Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
As climate change worsens wildfires, what can the U.S. learn from Australia's fires?
George Washington University
100 community scientists flood Houston streets to track where it's the hottest in hopes to inform climate mitigation plans.

(Aleksey Kuprikov/Pexels)

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ecologists and epidemiologists have been predicting a pandemic like COVID-19 for years, revealing the deep-seated relationships between animal health, human health, and planetary health. 

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