Global Climate Change and Evolution

It seems like every time a new story is created by the media about science, there needs to be some sort of controversial subject or debate included....

Hurricane Harvey May Have Hurt the Gulf’s Already Stressed Coral Reefs

Trillions of gallons of water flowed into the Gulf of Mexico following the hurricane, leading to a 10 percent drop in salinity that could weaken the reefs. Coral...

An Introduction to the Boxelder Tree

A Maple Outcast, but a Western Treasure on Droughty Land  Boxelder, also known as ash-leaved maple is one of the most common and adaptable urban trees in North...

Ominous Climate Change Warning Seen in Caribbean Storms 100K Years Ago

Violent superstorms much more powerful than the recent hurricane season occurred under climate conditions similar to those we're seeing today. Scientists from North Carolina are bearing a probably...

Ancient Icelandic Volcanoes May Have Hastened Ice Age Melting

Volcanic ash in the atmosphere cooled temperatures over Northern Europe, but once it fell to the surface, it sped up melting because dark ice absorbs incoming solar...

Megafires of the Future Will Burn ‘Bigger, Brighter, and Longer’

The size and intensity of wildfires due to climate change is forcing the US Forest Service to siphon funds from wilderness restoration programs. Climate change and outdated forest...

What Is Virga Precipitation?

This Weather Phenomenon Occurs When Rain or Snow Doesn't Reach the Ground Virga is the name given to precipitation (usually rain) that evaporates or sublimes before it hits the ground....

Air Quality Plummets as Wildfires Rage, Putting Public Health at Risk

Health experts warn of the effects of the fine-particulate pollution generated by wildfires, which are worsening in part due to climate change. The deadly blazes that erupted over...

Fossilized Cosmic Dust Found in the Iconic White Cliffs of Dover

Micrometeorite fossils embedded in the cliffs could help explain events that took place as many as 98 million years ago. Tons of extraterrestrial dust particles fall to Earth...

What’s It Like to Experience a Hurricane?

Satellite images of hurricanes —swirling storms of clouds— are unmistakable. But what does a hurricane look and feel like from the ground? The following pictures, personal stories, and hour-by-hour...


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