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Temperatures are up and ice cover is down in the Arctic this year. Scientists say climate change is altering the region faster than other parts of the planet.
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France celebrated a milestone in the Paris climate change agreement last week by lighting up the Eiffel Tower in green. President-elect Donald Trump could pull the U.S. out of the deal.
This image taken in 2012 shows part of the Crosson Ice Shelf (center left) and Mount Murphy (foreground) on the western edge of Antarctica. Thwaites Ice Shelf lies beyond the highly fractured expanse of ice (center).