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The 2013 Rim Fire in California

Wildfires emit more greenhouse gases than assumed in state climate targets

A new study quantifying the amount of carbon stored and released through California forests and wildlands finds that wildfires and deforestation are contributing more than expected to the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Breakthroughs Magazine Fall 2014: Big Ideas

The fall 2014 issue of Breakthroughs Magazine is available now, featuring:

  • Can Extreme Science Fix The Planet?
    Technology, risk, ethics, and policy collide in geoengineering
  • Bringing Up Baby
    The promise and peril of newborn genome sequencing
  • Colorado’s Warming Meadow
    On the Ground with Professor John Harte's climate change experiment