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October 2, 2017


Blue sky begins to break through the clouds over Arctic Ocean ice Sept. 9, 2009.

Plastic In The Arctic

Plastic waste from the eastern United States, the UK, and Europe is ending up in the Arctic Ocean.

September 7, 2017


airplane wing, cloudy skies

The Unfriendly Skies

Climate change is already causing stronger wind shears in the jet stream.

September 6, 2017


Smoke and mountains in the background, a neighborhood in the foreground.

Wildfires: A Brief Explainer

Wildfires need three ingredients: heat, fuel, and oxygen.

August 29, 2017


A black and white photo of a hurricane taken from space

Hurricanes: A Brief Explainer

Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones are the same kind of storm.

July 3, 2017


A photograph of a delicious looking king crab leg dinner. The crab has been broken open, so you can see the white flesh. There are lemons and a baked potato and a sliced up, cooked carrot on the white plate.

Ocean Temperature And Your Crab Dinner

Warmer ocean periods are strongly related to blooms of algae that produce an unsafe neurotoxin.

June 27, 2017


A bird with a reddish orange beak and bright red eyes and black and purple feathers is in the screen's center. Around it are out of focus green leaves.

Surviving Climate Change

What attribute do birds need to live in harsh, unpredictable climates?

April 7, 2017


An image of an edicaran fossil. The fossil is illuminated in a single beam of light (weirdly reminiscent of a Caravagggio painting). The background is black. The fossil is in the near left of the image and is light brown.

Ecosystem Engineering And Extinction

The first mass extinction happened approximately 540 million years ago.

March 1, 2017


Four statues of mastodons, pygmy mammoths, and modern elephants lined up to show size differences.

Death By Thirst: Last Of The Woolly Mammoths

The Wooly mammoth population on St. Paul Island became extinct approximately 5,000 years later than the Wooly mammoths of mainland Alaska.

September 7, 2016


A sunset over Lake Suwa in the winter

Believe The Lake And River

What can ancient observations of Lake Suwa and the Torne River tell us about climate change?

January 20, 2016


solar panels

Getting the Carbon Out

Scientists have a developed a solar-energy-based technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But is it a feasible solution to global warming?

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