The Republican tax plan inching closer to reality seems hellbent on screwing anyone not rich enough to afford a private jet. That includes graduate students.
Seeing cool phenomena from Earth is rad. Seeing them from space is a million times radder.
The frozen soils on the North Slope have served Alaska Natives as natural freezer for centuries. Beneath the monotonous surface of the tundra, they’ve dug out chambers known as ice cellars that stay cold enough to keep whale and caribou meat frozen year round.
For a while, it felt like the weather disasters were never going to stop.
Buying an organic avocado at Whole Foods may make you feel warm, fuzzy, and morally superior to conventional avocado-buying friends. But can that feeling of moral superiority also feed the entire world?
Climate change impacts are felt disproportionately around the globe. And it turns out geoengineering—the most radical, and potentially ill-advised solution to climate change—could further turn the world’s weather on its head.
There’s a big international climate conference going on right now in Germany. So of course the U.S. showed up to talk about the benefits of fossil fuels. And of course it was an unmitigated disaster.
The world’s carbon emissions were flat for three years, leaving many scientists to speculate about if we’d hit a turning point in our fight with climate change.
The Faroe Islands are a sparsely-inhabited archipelago in the North Atlantic. Until last week, their remoteness gave them the distinction of being one of the few spots in the developed world not captured on Google Street View. But now, thanks to the islands’ roaming sheep, the remote roads, towns, cliffs and…
For the second time in two years, La Niña has formed just in time to transform winter weather around the world.
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands continue to suffer through the worst blackout in U.S. history after Hurricane Maria rocked the region more than seven weeks ago. But some of the brightest spots in the otherwise slow, scandal-plagued recovery have have come from solar. And there’s a new push to turn the sun into…
On Wednesday, a little bit of climate science snuck its way back into the House Science Committee, better known under Republican leadership as being a mockery of its name and a place where good science goes to die, especially when it comes to climate change.
Last week, scientists reported that half of Hawaii’s coral reefs suffered serious bleaching in 2014 and 2015 as part of an ongoing, three-year global bleaching event that researchers are still trying to get a handle on. Hawaii is home to some of the most spectacular reefs in the U.S., which bring in around $800…
Among our planet’s spectacular landscapes, the northern Chile’s Atacama Desert stands out for its otherworldliness.
In June, President Trump announced his intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, leaving the U.S. as one of three countries wanting to be on the outside of the global agreement to fight climate change.
Sixteen young adults are taking Alaska’s governor to court, alleging that the state is abdicating its responsibility in addressing climate change. In doing so, they argue the state is threatening their fundamental human rights and not doing due diligence to protect the land for the benefit of everyone.
On Friday, the Trump administration published a new report on climate change. Clocking in at 470 pages, it’s a definitive synthesis of the latest in climate science that’s been written and peer-reviewed by hundreds of scientists and even the general public.
The huge gouge in the stratosphere created by years of Aqua Net hair spray and air conditioner use—also known as the ozone hole—appears to be continuing its healing process. On Thursday, NASA scientists announced the ozone hole saw it smallest peak since the world decided to do something about it in 1989. Good job,…
A disaster is unfolding in Cape Town. Three years in a row of severe drought have left the second-most populous city in South Africa preparing for heavy water rationing and the equivalent of rolling blackouts for water.
Chemtrails are not real, but that hasn’t stopped an increasing number of Americans from thinking they are.