Maddie Stone
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Maddie Stone is a freelancer based in Philadelphia.
7/3/19
2:12 PM
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There’s definitely a paradigm shift taking place. When I was an undergrad ecology major we were still learning that all of the old soil carbon was ‘humus’ basically described as a mess of indigestible, aromatic compounds. In grad school I studied deep tropical soils from a Puerto Rican forest and we learned that all Read more

7/2/19
10:30 AM
5

honestly not a criticism i expected but points for creativity

7/1/19
2:12 PM
8

Alaska has some of the best public-facing climatology info I’ve encountered. Much of it thanks to UAF which, unfortunately, the governor wants to gut :|  

6/21/19
4:28 PM
23

i would love to see some ice age fish that have been evolving in a dark submarine aquifer for the last 10,000 years

6/20/19
5:09 PM
2

This is one of my more embarrassing typos to date. It has been corrected!

5/10/19
9:26 PM
10

Wow this article sparked some deep discussion! Just wanted to say, I know y’all don’t all agree with me, but thanks for sharing your thoughts and keeping it civil. I like that we can have good conversations here.

5/10/19
1:11 PM
19

I really mean it. I think the key to saving humanity—at least in its current form as bipedal, oxygen-breathing primates—is always going to be sustaining the Earth. Space habs could maybe offer a very temporary stopgap in the event of some huge cataclysm, but even then I imagine the key to our survival will be Read more

3/21/19
8:45 PM
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Hello, editor here. The ppm/ppb discrepancy was completely my fault and the consequence of attempting to edit after three hours of coaching college kids on science writing without sufficient caffeine. It has been fixed.

3/5/19
12:51 PM
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Yea, unwashed bottles and cans was a big factor folks I spoke with cited when asked why contamination is so high. Having seen old roommates literally toss unwashed peanutbutter jars in the recycling, I believe it.

3/5/19
12:50 PM
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My understanding from speaking with those plants is that the were in the mix beforehand but now constitute a much higher fraction (especially on the plastics side). Food scraps /waste are another big one, I’d imagine.

1/14/19
6:29 PM
2

Dang, and I even tweeted it correctly. It’s been fixed, thx for catching!

10/10/18
5:18 PM
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Michael is continuing to swirl into the far southeastern corner of Alabama and southwest Georgia at a fairly rapid clip. In its 5pm advisory the National Hurricane Center downgraded Michael to a Category 3, which is to say, this is still an extremely powerful and dangerous storm. Michael is expected to continue Read more

10/10/18
3:57 PM
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Here’s the latest glimpse of the storm from space, captured around 1pm by cameras on the outside of the International Space Station: Read more