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EXPLAINER: How glaciers can burst and ship flooding downstream

The floods that slammed into two hydroelectric plants and damaged villages in northern India were set off by a break on a Himalayan glacier upstream. Here’s a look at how glaciers and glacial lakes form and why they may sometimes break: ___ HOW GLACIERS AND GLACIAL LAKES FORM Glaciers are found on every continent except…

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EXPLAINER: The real math behind “net zero” carbon emissions

More than 100 countries — responsible for about two-thirds of the world’s heat-trapping gases — have announced plans to cut their greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” in coming decades to help curb man-made climate change.The target has also been embraced by companies, states and cities wanting to help stop the planet from getting too…