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Two UConn graduate students who are passionate about climate change are on a mission to change the world one video at a time. Credit: University of Connecticut  Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-10-social-media-climate.html#jCp

On a typical Friday night, most graduate students would be thinking about their weekend plans to see friends and blow off steam.Instead two UConn Ph.D. candidates are devoting their downtime to tackling climate change one video at a time.

Read more: Using social media to take on climate change

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The deadly storms that battered the US East Coast, the Caribbean and South Asia are the latest and most emphatic evidence of the worldwide spike in extreme floods and storms.

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Smoke billows as an area of the Amazon rain forest is burned to clear land for agriculture on Sept. 23, 2013, near Novo Progresso, in Brazil’s Para state. (Nacho Doce/Reuters)

A surprising scientific study released Thursday presents troubling news about the enormous forests of the planet’s tropical midsection — suggesting that they are releasing hundreds of millions of tons of carbon to the atmosphere, rather than storing it in the trunks of trees and other vegetation.

Read more: Tropical forests used to protect us from climate change. Now, scientists say, they’re making it...

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