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- Jan 4 20176 minutes
Earth's Oceans Are Steadily Warming
Another study argues there was no sea-surface slowdown in warming.
- Jan 7 20177 minutes
The Atlantic Ocean and an Actual Debate in Climate Science
Scientists have recently begun to re-examine a scary question: Will a crucial ocean current shut down?
- Jan 30 20174 minutes
The Incredible Shrinking State
Trump wants to downplay global warming. Louisiana won’t let him | “We’re not just giving up because they say we have to”
- Oct 31 20161 minute
New Deal on Pollutants Caps Good Year for Climate Action
JUSTIN WORLAND CLIMATE NEGOTIATORS MEETING IN KIGALI, Rwanda, agreed on Oct. 15 to phase out pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The deal represents crucial progress toward meeting the goal of last year’s landmark Paris Agreement, which s
- Jan 10 20174 minutes
‘Short-Lived’ Methane Could Raise Sea Levels for Another 800 Years
A new study shows that sea levels will keep increasing long after emissions leave the atmosphere.
- Oct 30 20161 minute
2 Sleep With the Fishes
A HOUSEBOAT OFF DUBAI WITH AN UNDERWATER BEDROOM.
- Oct 15 20132 minutes
Ancient Poop Tells Useful Stories—If You Know How to Listen
“Out of sight, out of mind” is the usual attitude about what we flush down the toilet. But in the last century, some chemists have begged to differ: They want to know just where our personal waste products go, and they’ve come up with various measure
- Oct 11 20132 minutes
Reading Lines In The Earth Like Lines In A Book
You may not realize it, but all around you lie coded messages about the past. The curve of a hill, the shape of a lake, or the almost dinosaurian spine of that ridge in a nearby state park are signals of dramatic events in your neighborhood, at the r
- Mar 1 20135 minutes
How Franchises Worked Together After Superstorm Sandy
Franchises played a major recovery role in the wake of Sandy, with corporate parents rallying to get local units running so they could help communities in need. Here's how some companies banded together to weather the storm.
- Jul 18 20163 minutes
111. Miami Is Beating the Sea
SUN-SOAKED MIAMI BEACH is a good place to be optimistic. And while a tax hike to fund infrastructure upgrades is rarely a winning campaign strategy, Philip Levine had a hunch it could work when he ran for mayor three years ago. Streets in the seaside
- Jul 21 20152 minutes
6 Places Where Earth Has Gone Color Crazy
The Grand Prismatic Lake in Yellowstone National Park is rightfully famous for the beautiful colors produced by its unique chemistry. But there are also other places where chemistry and geology combine to create vivid natural colors, in hot springs,
- Apr 15 20143 minutes
Born of Meteor Dust, Unusual Clouds Appear in the Night Sky
If you look to the darkening sky after the end of a long summer day, you might see tendril-like clouds with a blueish tinge that hang at the edge of space. They appear when conditions are right, generally at latitudes close to the North or South Pole