Alaska, barren of sea ice, saw its hottest July in 125 years

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A heat wave pulsating through the Arctic helped push Alaska to its warmest month ever recorded in July, with the state’s vast coastline left completely barren of sea ice. degree more than record set in July 2004: @NOAANCEIclimate [link] #StateOfClimate pic.twitter.com/qBdWFYywYY.

Want to prevent California’s looming flood disaster? Grow a marsh.

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We’re standing 10 feet below sea level,” Bryan Brock, an engineer with California’s Department of Water Resources, told me during a visit in May. River and marsh bottoms typically have low oxygen levels, which slows the decomposition of organic material that collects there.