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As the Ice Melts, NASA Will Be Watching

The new ICESat-2, set to launch on Saturday, can measure changes in the planet’s ice that are less than the width of a pencil. ImageNASA’s ICESat-2 satellite, once launched, will monitor melting glaciers, ice sheets and sea ice.CreditCreditNASA Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, …

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Did Cape Town Learn From ‘Day Zero’? : NPR

Cape Town, South Africa, averted the “Day Zero” water crisis that made headlines earlier this year, but is the close call enough to change the city’s water consumption habits? AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: This week, we’ve been hearing stories from the waterfront, meeting people around the world who are wrestling with …

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Caught In Hurricane Florence’s Path : NPR

Hurricane Florence made landfall on the North Carolina coast early Friday morning. NPR hears from residents who witnessed the storm’s damage. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: The wind, the storm surge and the rain have arrived. Hurricane Florence made landfall on the North Carolina coast early this morning. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: It …

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