climate change
Climate Change Has Forced Mussels to Toughen Up
Blue mussels have evolved stronger shells to protect themselves against rising acid levels in the Baltic Sea.... READ ON
A Founder of Earth Day Looks Back on How It Began
On April 22, 1970, Denis Hayes stood on a stage in Central Park, stunned by the number of people who'd come to honor the planet.... READ ON
Antarctica Is Covered in Rivers, Lakes, and Waterfalls. That Might Not Be Good.
Finding water on Mars? Amazing! Finding water in Antarctica? Potentially scary.... READ ON
Freezer Malfunction Melts Precious Arctic Ice Samples
“I’ve had better days, let’s say that.”... READ ON
10 Facts About Being a Climate Scientist—From Climate Scientists
What exactly is a climate scientist, and how do they make sense of the complicated systems that rule our lives on the planet?... READ ON
Small Dietary Changes Could Bring Big Environmental Gains
It could save the U.S. $77 billion (or more) in healthcare costs and reduce each person’s greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 500 pounds per year.... READ ON
Experts Predict Widespread Ocean Warming by 2050
Up to 86 percent of the ocean surface will be warming and acidifying within the next few decades—unless we take steps to prevent it.... READ ON
A Warm Winter May Prompt a Maple Syrup Shortage
This is a big deal for syrup farmers’ finances, and for U.S. residents who can’t get enough of the sweet stuff.... READ ON
Watch The Snow Guardian, About a Reclusive Data Collector
He's been measuring snow levels for 40 years.... READ ON
8 Climatic Facts About Our Abnormally Warm Winter
4. Chicago saw no snow in January or February.... READ ON
D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms Will Arrive Extra Early This Year
An unseasonably warm winter (what is seasonal anymore, anyway?) has forced organizers to start the capital’s beloved annual Cherry Blossom Festival one week early.... READ ON
It Was the Same Temperature in Cairo and Antarctica Today
If you're reading this from Antarctica, you're going to want to take off your coat.... READ ON

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