Home Planet

Aug. 14, 2015

El Niño Vs. the Blob, Yeast Painkillers, and a Butter Bummer

lauren sommer, el nino, cholesterol, butter, roberto ferdman

Aug. 14, 2015

How Big Blazes Shape Landscapes

wildfires, california, vegetation, forest, sally thompson, water, yosemite national forest, scott stephens

Aug. 14, 2015

Gold King, and Other Abandoned Mines Plague Colorado

mine, animas river, gold king mine, environment

Aug. 07, 2015

A Climate Plan, and a Survey of the Changing Arctic

climate change, pizzly bear, arctic ocean, arctic

Aug. 07, 2015

Keeping Cool (Without Making Global Warming Worse)

ac, air conditioning, global warming

Jul. 31, 2015

A Device to Visualize Your Climate Change Future

climate change, marin county, california, global warming, public perception

Jul. 31, 2015

Black-Market Marijuana Farming Is Far From Green

marijuana, pot, pot growing, clear cutting, logging, road building, environment

Jul. 17, 2015

iBubble Wrap, Fossilized Owl Vomit, and Deadly Temperature Swings

brandon keim, owl vomit, bubble wrap, ibubble, packing material, climate change, invasive species

Jul. 10, 2015

Is Climate Change the Plight of the Bumblebee?

bumblebee, bumblebees, pollination, pollinator, climate change, range, habitat, migration

Jul. 03, 2015

Bringing Nature Back to Man-Made Spaces

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, colorado

Jun. 26, 2015

Cephalopod Week Wrap-Up

cephalopod, cephalopod week, nautilus

Jun. 12, 2015

Polluting Planes, Coked-Out Eels, and the Science of ‘Frass’ (Fake Grass...

eels, cocaine, artificial turf, carbon emissions

Jun. 05, 2015

How You Explained the Sun

science club, sun, secretary of energy, ariel zych, charles bergquist

Jun. 05, 2015

Rising Ocean Temps Could Shrink Ocean Habitats

marine life, global warming, habitat, cod, sea bream, eelpout, rock crab, curtis deutsch

May. 22, 2015

Plankton Goes Viral

ocean, plankton, virus, tara, matthew sullivan, jennifer brum

May. 08, 2015

Flash of the Disco Clam

disco clam, clam, lindsey dougherty

May. 01, 2015

Salty Antarctic Aquifers, Penguin Poop, and a 3D-Printed Splint

antarctica, salty aquifer, antarctic aquifer, arielle duhaime-ross, mars, penguins, penguin poop, trachea

May. 01, 2015

Seismic Risk and Safety in Nepal

Brian Tucker, seismologist, seismology, GeoHazards International, earthquake, himalayas, nepal, tibet, mount everest, kathmandu

Apr. 24, 2015

The Pot-Stirrer

evolution, amanda glaze, american south, southeastern united states

Apr. 17, 2015

New Climate Polls, A Comet Mystery, and Puppy Love

washington post, dogs and humans, human-dog bonding, oxytocin, yale climate center, anthony leiserowitz, climate change

Apr. 17, 2015

Water Wanes in the West

tom painter, aso, b. lynn ingram, the west without water, nasa, airborne snow observatory,

Apr. 10, 2015

As Arctic Permafrost Thaws, Microbes Kick Into Action

microbiologist, janet jansson, carbon dioxide, microbes

Apr. 03, 2015

A Climate Pledge, a Medieval Antibiotic, and an Exoskeletal Boot

greenhouse gas, climate change, antibiotic, exoskeletal boot, Eric Holthaus, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, slate, the vergy

Mar. 27, 2015

Shaking Up the Climate Conversation, With Dance

dance, art, american museum of natural history, karole armitage, paul ehrlich, climate change

Mar. 20, 2015

Warming West Coast Waters Upset Food Chains

sea lions, dying, otters, pelicans, birds, drowning birds, food chain, warmer oceans, sea, ocean, temperature

Mar. 20, 2015

Sweeping the Skies, More Than 200 Years Ago

caroline herschel, william herschel, astronomy, astronomer, one last thing, dean regas

Feb. 20, 2015

Legal Battle Ends, But Seas Continue to Rise in Kivalina, Alaska

christine shearer, climate change, kivalina, colleen swan, inupiat, alaska, fossil fuels

Feb. 20, 2015

Habitats Shift As Arctic Temps Creep Above Freezing

arctic, climate change, george divosky, cheryl rosa, cooper island, alaska

Feb. 13, 2015

Are Decades-Long Megadroughts on the Horizon?

drought, megadrought, soil, southwest, central plains, climate, jason smerdon

Feb. 13, 2015

The World’s Oceans Are Overflowing With Plastics Pollution

science, plastics, kara lavendar law

Feb. 06, 2015

Fess Up: We're Taking Your 'Climate Confessions'

the adaptors, flora lichtman, mike berners-lee, climate, climate change, global warming

Jan. 23, 2015

Conserving Cuba’s Coral Reefs

coral reefs, cuba, marine biology

Jan. 23, 2015

Behind the Scenes of the Explorers Club

explorers club, exploration, expedition

Dec. 26, 2014

John McPhee Assembles California

john mcphee, eldridge moores, assembling california, geology

Dec. 19, 2014

Moving Ice May Mean More Melting for Greenland

greenland, glaciers, ice sheet, andrew shepherd, nature climate change, global warming, climate change

Dec. 05, 2014

Climate Deal or Not, Fight Against Global Warming Has Begun

climate change, climate talks, global warming, peru, paris, david biello, Robert Stavins, scientific american

Oct. 17, 2014

Environmental Detectives Use Genetic Tools to Track Invasives

invasive species, environmental DNA, asian carp

Oct. 10, 2014

Taking the Temperature of Rising Seas

ocean, climate change, sea, antarctic, global warming, gregory johnson, oceanography, noaa

Oct. 10, 2014

Your Home, Your Bacteria

climate change, ocean, temperature

Sep. 26, 2014

Sprouting a Forest in the City

ecosystem, forest, planting trees

Sep. 26, 2014

Plant Emissions: How Do Trees Interact With Pollution?

trees, planting trees, emissions

Sep. 26, 2014

Water on Earth Is a Million Years Older Than the Sun

earth, sun, water, origin of water

Sep. 19, 2014

The People's March Against Climate Change

climate march, bill mckibben, peter democal

Sep. 12, 2014

Keeping an Eye on Eruptions Around the World

volcanoes, volcanism, Cynthia Ebinger, Elizabeth Cottrell, Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program

Sep. 12, 2014

A Jovian Moon With Earth-Like Tectonics

europa, moon, jovian, plate tectonics, ice

Sep. 12, 2014

Understanding the Urban Ecosystem

Sujay Kaushal, William McDowell, urban ecosystem, urban environment, city, cities

Sep. 12, 2014

Can Conservation Efforts Save the Birds?

birds, gary langham, audubon, ken rosenberg, national audubon society, cornell lab of ornithology, climate change

Sep. 05, 2014

The Wilderness Act Turns 50

wilderness act, lyndon johnson, greg aplet

Aug. 29, 2014

Less Flashy Fossils Offer Paleoclimate Clues

la brea tar pits, mastodons, john harris, mammoth, saber-toothed cat

Aug. 22, 2014

Microbes Thrive in Antarctic Lake Buried Beneath Ice

Antarctic ice, microbes, jill mikucki, lake whillans

Aug. 22, 2014

Oceans Act As the World's Thermostat

oceans, climate change, sea level rise

Aug. 15, 2014

Is Healthy Soil the Low-Tech Solution to Climate Change?

Kristin Ohlson, the soil will save us, soil, dirt, carbon, climate change, sequestration, nutrients, plants

Aug. 15, 2014

Sylvia Earle’s ‘Mission Blue’

mission blue, sylvia earle, oceans, ocean acidification, coral reefs, fisheries

Jul. 25, 2014

Oarfish: The Ultimate Fish Tale

oarfish, sea, ocean, serpent, misty paig-tran

Jul. 18, 2014

As California Dries Up, Locals Hope for El Niño

drought, california, exceptional drought, water, wasting water, jpl, Jay Famiglietti, el nino, El Niño, molly peterson, Southern California Public Radio, Indiana University

Jul. 11, 2014

Concerns Rise Over Pesticide Use, Birds, and Bees

neonictinoid, nature, birds, bees, decline, pesticides

Jun. 27, 2014

Getting a Grasp on the Clever Cephalopod

cephalopod, cephalopod week, nautilus, octopus, vampire squid, luke groskin, cuttlefish, squid, jennifer basil

Jun. 06, 2014

The EPA's New Proposal to Curb Carbon Emissions

climate, environment, carbon emissions, power plants, environmental protection agency, epa, eileen claussen, center for climate and energy solutions, energy, pollution

Jun. 06, 2014

The Goat Brigade

goats, wildfires, southern california, fuel, fire, wildfire, fighting fire with goats

Jun. 06, 2014

Making Summer Travel Plans With Climate Change in Mind

climate change, glacier national park, union of concerned scientists, global warming, tourism, travel

May. 16, 2014

Antarctic Ice Sheet Slipping Into the Sea

west antarctica, antarctica, ice sheet, glaciers, ian joughin, sea levels, climate change, global warming, amundsen sea

May. 16, 2014

Remembering Nereus, Explorer of Ocean Depths

deep-sea exploration, oceans, nereus, kermadec trench, new zealand, submersible, challenger deep in the mariana trench, timothy shank

May. 09, 2014

What’s Shaking Up Oklahoma?

drilling, earthquakes, disposal wells, elizabeth cochran

May. 09, 2014

Another Climate Report, But Who's Listening?

climate change, global warming, climate assessment report, yale project on climate change communication, sheril kirshenbam, anthony leiserowitz

Apr. 25, 2014

Thoreau, Climate Scientist

walden pond, massachusetts, richard primack, biology, climate change, global warming, henry david thoreau

Apr. 25, 2014

Recording the Global Soundscape

Bryan Pijanowski, Global Soundscapes project, soundscape, ecologist, sound, noise, ecology

Apr. 18, 2014

How a Warming Planet Will Change What's on Your Plate

climate change, global warming, jonathan foley, corn, wheat, farming, eating, food production, sustainability, ipcc, katharine hayhoe

Apr. 18, 2014

E.O. Wilson: ‘A Window on Eternity’

e.o. wilson, gorongosa national park, mozambique, africa, a window on eternity, nature preserve

Mar. 28, 2014

The Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plains—of Iowa

wind, alternative energy, energy, iowa, durrie bouscaren, rock island clean line

Feb. 21, 2014

Beneath a Sleeping Volcano, Magma Mush Lies in Wait

volcano, magma, nature, geochemist, geoscience, lava, peanut butter, kari cooper

Feb. 21, 2014

The Science Behind the World’s Strangest Sounds

trevor cox, sound, acoustics, strange sounds, weird sounds

Feb. 07, 2014

Greenland’s Fast-Moving Glacier Speeds Up

Jakobshavn glacier, greenland, ocean, sea level rice, fast glacier

Jan. 31, 2014

Hotter Weather, Heavier Rains Threaten Penguins

penguins, climate change, polar bears, drought, heavy rain, rain, heat, hot, plos one, argentina, magellanic penguin

Jan. 10, 2014

Cold Snap Knocks Out Some Invasive Insects

asian long-horned beetle, polar vortex, cold, winter, emerald ash-borer

Jan. 10, 2014

Wine Science: Deconstructing ‘Terroir’ in the Lab

gavin sacks, terroir, wine, flavor, soil

Jan. 03, 2014

Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act

ESA, endangered species act, endangered species, animals, plants, Joe Roman, Peter Alagona

Nov. 15, 2013

Gauging the Impact of Climate Change on Hurricanes

hurricanes, typhoons, climate change, big storms, Typhoon Haiyan, philippines

Nov. 01, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Recovery, One Year Later

hurricane sandy, coastline, new york, oyster-tecture

Oct. 25, 2013

Climate Change Aids Toxic Slime's Advance

Lake Taihu, cyanobacteria, blue-green algae, hans paerl, marine environment, bacteria, algae bloom, toxic, neurotoxin

Oct. 18, 2013

Vines Choking Out Trees in the Tropics

Bill Laurance, Australia’s James Cook University, vines, lianas, choking forests, rainforests, south america, amazon

Oct. 04, 2013

‘Countdown’ Explores the Effects of Our Overpopulated Planet

alan weisman, countdown, human population, overpopulation, growth

Sep. 27, 2013

Saving Wild Places in the ‘Anthropocene’

William Cronon, paul robbins, anthropocene, wilderness act, endangered species act, wild lands, wild places, wilderness

Sep. 20, 2013

Why Climate Change Ups the Odds of Fires, Floods

climate change, rim fire, floods, blocking pattern, drought, west, america's west, climate, climatologist, jennifer francis, rutgers, atmospheric scientist

Sep. 20, 2013

Can Mass Transit Solve City Sprawl?

los angeles, traffic, mass transit, sprawl

Sep. 20, 2013

Birding the Fall Migration

fall migration, birding, birdwatching, birder, hot spot, kenn kaufman, bird friendly, birds

Sep. 13, 2013

World’s Largest Volcano Discovered on Pacific Seafloor

Tamu Massif, volcano, olympus mons, Kayla Iacovino

Sep. 13, 2013

US Cities Quench Growing Thirst with Saltwater

deslination, water, thirst, quench, Mike Hightower, Sandia National Labs, Amy Zander, Clarkson University

Sep. 06, 2013

Life From Mars

Christopher McKay, steve brenner, mars, life on mars, earth, life on earth

Sep. 06, 2013

Wildfires Consume Funds Flagged for Prevention

fire, firefighting, wildflire, blazes, steve pyne, u.s. forest service

Sep. 06, 2013

NASA Craft to Sniff Moondust, Test Laser Broadband

moon, broadband, lunar atmosphere and dust environment explorer, ladee, richard elphic, gas, moon dust

Aug. 23, 2013

A Robot Lab to Survey the Sea Floor

robots, hydrothermal vents, dna analysis, pcr, polymerase chain reaction, undersea, William Ussler, mbari, monterey bay aquarium research institute

Aug. 16, 2013

For a Greener Yard, Lose the Lawn

landscape, lawns, agriculture, planting, grass, xeriscaping, desert, Cado Daily, University of Arizona, Water Wise Program, rains cape, water, drought

Aug. 09, 2013

Climate Update: Warming Temperatures

noaa, state of the climate, climate change, global warming, Sol Hsiang, Deke Arndt

Jul. 26, 2013

The 'Uncool' Passion of Jonathan Franzen

birds, birding, birdwatching, audubon, jonathan franzen

Jul. 19, 2013

Volcano ‘Screams’ Before Eruption

volcano, earthquakes, geology, tectonic plates, tectonic activity, geoscience, Alaska, Redoubt Volcano, nature geoscience

Jul. 19, 2013

Capturing the Sounds of Biodiversity

jungle, rainforest sounds, bird calls, monitoring biodiversity, ipod, remote monitoring, University of Puerto Rico, mitch aide

Jul. 19, 2013

Eruptions on the Sun Set Off 'Solar Tsunamis'

sun, solar flare, sunspots, solar eruption, solar tsunami, star, space weather, david long, solar physics, coronal mass ejection

Jul. 12, 2013

Tracking Shifting Sands Along the Nation's Coast

coastal management, erosion, sand, seashore, beach erosion, dunes, sandbar, geology, cheryl hake

Jul. 12, 2013

Surf's Up for Pathogenic Viruses and Bacteria, Too

pathogen, bacteria, viruses, beach, ocean, seaside, ocean water, beach sand, rachel noble, Samuel Dorevitch

Jul. 05, 2013

With Rising Temperatures, Infrastructure Falters

temperature, heat wave, hot, burning, infrastructure, pavement, transportation, Vicki Arroyo, Georgetown Climate Center

Jun. 28, 2013

Obama: U.S. Should Lead Assault on Climate Change

Obama, climate change, president obama, grist, david roberts

Jun. 14, 2013

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn Talks Climate and Carbon

mayor mike mcginn, seattle, climate change, carbon neutral

Jun. 14, 2013

Denis Hayes on Being Green

Solar Energy Research Institute, Jimmy Carter, Denis Hayes, earth day, renewable energy, solar, wind

Jun. 14, 2013

With Climate Change, No Happy Clams

ocean acidification, NOAA, richard freely, taylor shellfish, benoit eudeline

Jun. 07, 2013

Strengthening Buildings in Tornado Alley

tornado, storms, engineering, wind, structural engineering, disaster recovery, David Prevatt, university of florida, tornado alley

Jun. 07, 2013

How to Survive a Mass Extinction

catastrophe, extinction, survival, annalee newitz, scatter adapt and remember

May. 31, 2013

Researchers Revive a Plant Frozen in Time

bryophyte, moss, glacier, plants, frozen plants, cryptogamic herbarium

May. 31, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

hiking, bill bryson, a walk in the woods, Appalachian trail, summer reading, books

May. 24, 2013

Having a Dog May Mean Having Extra Microbes

bacteria, ecosystems, surfaces, microbiology, germs, dirt, dogs, Rob Dunn, of North Carolina State University

May. 24, 2013

Tracking Killer Tornadoes

weather, climate, tornado, extreme storms, twister, oklahoma, Marshall Shepherd, American Meteorological Society

May. 24, 2013

Reinventing Farming for a Changing Climate

climate change, no-till, crops, plants, dry soil, pests, dust

May. 24, 2013

‘Crazy Ants’ Spreading in the Southeastern US

ants, insects, tawny crazy ants, rasberry crazy ants, fire ants, entomology, invasive species, Edward LeBrun, University of Texas at Austin

May. 03, 2013

To Combat Rising Seas, Why Not Raise Up the Town?

storm, planning, hurricane sandy, superstorm sandy, engineering, pilings, piers, sea wall, randy behm, u.s. army corps of engineers, dwayne jones, galveston historical foundation, great storm

Apr. 19, 2013

Studying Earth to Learn About Mars

mars, red planet, planetary sciences, geology, rock formation, blueberries, mars society, mars exploration, mdrs, mars desert research station, Marjorie Chan, Charles Killian

Apr. 19, 2013

Great Salt Lake Is No 'Dead Sea'

salt lake, ecology, brine, brine shrimp, bacteria, sodium chloride, ecosystems, bonnie baxter, great salt lake

Apr. 12, 2013

Monitoring the Monarchs

monarch butterfly, butterflies, milkweed, agriculture, ecosystems, pesticides, herbicides, migration, Lincoln Brower

Apr. 05, 2013

Bees Emerging After a Hard Winter

bees, beekeeper, apiculture, beekeeping, hives, colony collapse disorder, pesticides, neonicotinoids

Mar. 29, 2013

The Secret Life of the Sonoran Desert

desert ecosystem, environment, rainfall, dry, bacteria, sonoran desert, cactus

Mar. 29, 2013

How Cosmic Collisions Have Shaped Our Solar System

moon, saturn, asteroid, collisions, impact, comet, meteor, meteorite, lunar formation

Mar. 29, 2013

Studying Rocks Found on Earth for Clues About Space

meteor, meteorite, asteroid, debris, impact, rocks, geology

Mar. 08, 2013

Behold the Mighty Water Bear

water bears, waterbears, tardigrades, biology, video

Mar. 08, 2013

When the Earth Swallows

sinkhole, sink hole, geology, earth, collapse, florida

Mar. 08, 2013

Al Gore Envisions 'The Future'

al gore, algore, climate change, vice president gore, global warming

Feb. 22, 2013

How Wood Smoke Is Dirtying Alaska’s Air

air pollution, fires, wood burning, heating, smog, particulates, air quality

Feb. 22, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Visits “Gorillas in the Mist”

Dian Fossey, fieldwork, gorillas, primates, chimpanzees, jane goodall, poaching, primatology

Feb. 08, 2013

Researchers Point to the Demise of the Dinosaurs

dinosaurs, paleontology, asteroid collision, comet collision, KT boundary, cretaceous, chicxulub, climate change

Feb. 01, 2013

Are We Losing the Race Against Climate Change?

climate change, global climate, global warming, weather patterns, hurricanes, flooding, consequences of climate change, storms, temperatures

Jan. 25, 2013

Shoring Up the Nation's Crumbling Coastlines

sand, storms, beaches, civil engineering, hurricane sandy, rebuilding, climate change

Jan. 25, 2013

Months After Sandy, Mucking and Gutting

mold, storm, sandy, remediation, biology, flooding, disaster

Jan. 25, 2013

Cold Snap Shakes Up Winter Weather Outlook

climate, weather, winter, snow, climate change, arctic, cold snap, temperatures, jetstream

Jan. 18, 2013

Beijing Grapples with Record Air Pollution

china, chinese, smog, air pollution, particulates, smoke, visibility, breathing, health

Jan. 11, 2013

How E-Waste Is Becoming a Big, Global Problem

electronic waste, e-waste, recycling, disposal, garbage, trash

Jan. 04, 2013

Cold-Water Fish Break the Ice with Antifreeze

chemistry, antifreeze, proteins, cold water fish, biochemistry, materials science

Jan. 04, 2013

'Full Planet, Empty Plates'

Lester Brown. food supply, agriculture, famine, food shortage, obesity, westernization, economy

Dec. 21, 2012

Birding for the Holidays

birds, birding, ornithology, birdwatching, christmas bird count, citizen science

Dec. 07, 2012

Unlocking a Lake’s Bacterial Secrets, Beneath 20 Meters of Ice

antarctica, lake vida, astrobiology, extremophiles, bacteria, mcmurdo dry valleys, frozen bacterai

Nov. 30, 2012

Photographer James Balog on Climate Change and 'Chasing Ice'

documentary, Chasing Ice, photographer James Balog, glaciers, climate change. film, global warming, melting

Nov. 23, 2012

Waste Not: The Ugly Truth About Food Waste in America

food waste, agriculture, greenhouse gases, energy, nutrition, obesity, overeating

Nov. 09, 2012

Scientists Solve Mystery of Earth’s Shifting Poles

magnetic pole, magnetic field, north pole, south pole, field drift, field reversal, geomagnetic

Nov. 09, 2012

Climate Change Takes Flight in New Novel

kingsolver, climate change, flight behavior, novel, fiction

Nov. 02, 2012

As Storm Recovery Continues, Looking to the Future

sandy, hurricane, flooding, urban infrastructure, climate change, weather, hurricane sandy

Nov. 02, 2012

Seeing Sandy From Space

sandy, hurricane, imaging, weather, NOAA, satellite images

Oct. 19, 2012

Winter Weather Predictions -- Science or Folklore?

winter weather, long term forecast, almanac weather, poor richard's almanac, seasonal forecast, old farmer's almanac

Oct. 19, 2012

When Infections "Spillover"

zoonotic disease, zoonoses, animal diseases, crossover, spillover, virus, plague, ebola, west nile virus, HIV

Oct. 12, 2012

Tracking the Ozone Hole, as It Waxes and Wanes

ozone hole, atmosphere, stratosphere, cfcs, ozone depletion, climate

Oct. 12, 2012

Curiosity Rover Gets the ‘Scoop’ on Mars

mars science laboratory, mars curiosity, curiosity rover, red planet, nasa, astrobiology, geology

Oct. 05, 2012

Starfish Blamed for Great Barrier Reef Coral Loss

coral, coral reef, great barrier reef, oceans, oceanography, global warming, climate change

Sep. 28, 2012

Fires and Invasive Grass Threaten American West

cheatgrass, wildfire, wild fire, forest fire, prairie fire, invasive species, ecosystem, weed

Sep. 28, 2012

The Biology of Birds of Prey

raptors, birds of prey, hawk, falcon, condor, eagle, idaho, boise idaho

Sep. 07, 2012

Oregon Power Project Needs the Motion of the Ocean

wave power, renewable energy, ocean generator, Oregon Wave Energy Trust

Aug. 24, 2012

Tree Rings Tell Tales of Ancient Fires and Climate

fire, tree rings, dendrology, climate change, wildfires, forest fire

Aug. 24, 2012

'Carbon Nation' Tackles Climate Change, By Ignoring It

energy, environment, global warming, climate change, energy efficiency, energy conservation

Aug. 17, 2012

Aging City Pipes in Need of a Plumber’s Touch

water supply, water pipes, infrastructure, urban engineering, civil engineering, water treatment, waste water, sewage

Aug. 17, 2012

Solar Toilet Disinfects Waste, Makes Hydrogen Fuel

toilet, sewage, human waste, feces, wastewater, health, gates foundation, developing world, public health

Aug. 10, 2012

With ‘Terror’ in the Past, Mars Scientists Plan for Exploration Ahead

mars, martian, curiosity, planetary science, mars science laboratory, seti, alien life

Aug. 03, 2012

Changing Views About a Changing Climate

climate change, global warming, energy policy, agw, skeptic, climate denier

Aug. 03, 2012

Planning for ‘Curiosity’ on Mars

mars, red planet, curiosity, pathfinder, spirit, opportunity, mars science laboratory, planetary science, geology, seven minutes of terror

Aug. 03, 2012

Spending the Holidays at a Toxic Waste Site

toxic waste, superfund site, pollution, radioactive, contaminated, brownfields, chernobyl, nuclear disaster

Jul. 27, 2012

"Resilience" Looks at How Things Bounce Back

change, systems, rebound, systems analysis, systems design, recovery

Jul. 27, 2012

Sally Ride, Pioneer

sally ride, astronaut, obituary, challenger, columbia, women in space, first US woman in space, cancer

Jul. 20, 2012

Melting the World's Biggest Ice Cube

Antarctica, antarctic research, antarctic science, polar science, polar programs, south pole, scar conference

Jul. 20, 2012

Its Budget Sunk, Undersea Lab May Have to Surface

sylvia earle, underwater science, oceanography, Aquarius Reef Base, coral, fish, oceans, water

Jul. 13, 2012

Climate Change Ups Odds of Heat Waves, Drought

weather, climate change, global warming, meteorology, drought, extreme weather, heat waves, climatology

Jul. 06, 2012

SciFri Book Club Talks Silent Spring

science friday book club, scifri book club, silent spring, rachel carson, ddt, pesticides, love canal, toxic chemicals, superfund site

Jun. 29, 2012

Astronauts Prepare for Departure

astronauts, international space station, dragon, spacex, pettit, soyuz, spaceflight

Jun. 29, 2012

Bidding Farewell to Lonesome George

lonesome george, tortoise, Galapagos islands, charles darwin

Jun. 29, 2012

A Tale of Two Coastlines, Skirted by Swelling Seas

climate change, global warming, sea level rise, ocean depth, ocean height, water, flooding

Jun. 22, 2012

Voyager 1 Bids Farewell to the Solar System

voyager, spaceflight, solar system, carl sagan, golden record, vger, interstellar space, space exploration

Jun. 15, 2012

Desktop Diaries: Sylvia Earle

pick of the week, video, scientist profile, sylvia earle, oceans, conservation, desktop diaries

Jun. 01, 2012

The Many Lifestyles of Muck-Dwelling Microbes

microbe, bacteria, microorganisms, magnetic bacteria, biocomputer, deep sea, marine life

May. 25, 2012

Monster Turtle Fossil Discovered In Colombian Mine

Carbonemys cofrinii, turtle, tortoise, fossil, coal turtle

May. 18, 2012

Planning for a Solar Sky Show

sun, solar eclipse, ring of fire, sky, astronomy, solar system

May. 18, 2012

From Rooftops and Abandoned Lots, an Urban Harvest

food, farm, agriculture, vegetables, farming, growing food, raising food, diet, nutrition, cities, city farms, urban farms

May. 11, 2012

'The Garbage-Men' Rock a Trashy Sound

garbage, recycling, materials, musical instruments, music, diy

May. 04, 2012

Gauging Public Opinion on Climate Change Policy

climate change, global warming, climate, public policy

Apr. 27, 2012

An Astronaut Explores NASA's Scientific Frontiers

space, space flight, NASA, astronaut, Hubble telescope

Apr. 20, 2012

Exploring the Deepest, Darkest Spots on Earth

ocean, oceanography, marine science, exploration, sea life, submarine, sea, Mariana Trench, Sylvia Earl, James Cameron

Apr. 06, 2012

Taking a Walk on New York’s Wild Side

urban wildlife, new york city, concrete jungle, green space, animals, city

Apr. 06, 2012

Coyotes Come to the Big Apple

urban wildlife, animals, city, coyotes, wildlife

Mar. 30, 2012

Half A Century Later, A Return To Challenger Deep

dive, cameron, submarine, submersible, mariana trench, challenger deep

Mar. 23, 2012

Archaeologists Revisit Iraq

iraq archaeology dig antiquities

Mar. 16, 2012

Mount Everest Still Holds Mysteries For Scientists

mount everest, everest, exploration, conrad anker, high altitude, health, mountian climbing

Mar. 09, 2012

Can An Early Spring Confuse Nature's Clock?

plants, seeds, agriculture, season

Mar. 02, 2012

Michael Mann, From The Trenches Of The ‘Climate War’

climate change, global warming, policy, politics

Mar. 02, 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Exploring Cosmic Frontiers

space, astronomy, exploration

Feb. 24, 2012

Imagining A More Active Moon

moon lunar geology

Feb. 24, 2012

Secret Life Of Ice

flora ice

Feb. 17, 2012

Desert Military Bases Could Be Boon To Solar

solar industry, solar panels, renewable energy, military, armed forces

Feb. 17, 2012

Air Pollution Ups Risk Of Stroke, Impaired Memory

pollution, stroke, memory, dementiaack

Feb. 17, 2012

Where’s The Cuttlefish


Feb. 17, 2012

Approved Reactors Could Power Up Nuclear Industry

nuclear energy, nuclear power, electricity

Feb. 10, 2012

Next Supercontinent Could Form At The North Pole

pangaea, supercontinent, plate tectonics, tectonic drift

Feb. 03, 2012

Blue Marble: The Making Of

nasa, earth from space, bllue marble, visualization

Jan. 27, 2012

Ode To Ice

ice, water, video

Jan. 20, 2012

Defending Climate Science’s Place In The Classroom

evolution, climate, climate change, ncse, denial

Jan. 20, 2012

Newly Fallen Meteorites Offer Fresh Look At Mars

mars, space, planet, meteorite

Jan. 20, 2012

Innovative Projects Tap Renewable Energy Sources

energy, renewable, wind, geothermal, volcano

Jan. 06, 2012

Parasitic Fly Threatens Honey Bee Populations

bees, phorid flies, parasite, zombie bees, zombees

Jan. 06, 2012

Winter Wonderland? Wonder No Longer

winter, snow, ice, astronomy, ecology, nature

Dec. 30, 2011

NASA Probes Set To Orbit The Moon Over New Year’s

grail, moon, lunar, space, planetary science

Dec. 30, 2011

Exploring Science At The End Of The Earth

antarcica, polar programs, mcmurdo, polar science, erebus, volcano

Dec. 23, 2011

Kepler Telescope Narrows Hunt For Earth’s Twin

planets, exosolar, solar system, astronomy

Dec. 23, 2011

Birders Fan Out to Count Feathered Friends

chrismas bird count, audubon, citizen sciebce

Dec. 23, 2011

Searching For A Ghost Bird

flora, bird, woodpecker

Nov. 18, 2011

Is A Moon Necessary For A Planet To Support Life?

moon, space, seasons, obliquity, tilt, seti, astrobiology, exoplanets

Nov. 18, 2011

Solar Sector At War Over Cheap Chinese Panels

solar industry, solar panels, renewable energy

Nov. 04, 2011

In Scott'€™s Race To The Pole, Science Beat Speed

antarctica polar explorer exploration

Oct. 21, 2011

Reinventing Fire: Getting Beyond Fossil Fuels

amory lovins, energy, sustainable, rmi, rocky mountian institute

Oct. 14, 2011

Seeing A Cephalopod In Ancient Bones

kraken ocean paleontology icthyosaur octopus squid

Oct. 07, 2011

Mars Rover Peers Into The Endeavour Crater

mars, space, planet, rover, geology

Sep. 30, 2011

Living In A Geodesic Dome Home

flora film video dome

Sep. 23, 2011

Managing Forests To Manage Wildfires

flagstaff arizona fires wildfire burn firevfighter blaze

Sep. 16, 2011

Probing Poop For Cellulose-Chomping Microbes

biofuel panda china cellulose ferment compost

Sep. 09, 2011

Rainfall Brings Bumper Crop Of Fungi

flora film video fungus fungi

Aug. 26, 2011

Did You Feel It?

earthquake, temblor, tremblor, richter scale, shaking

Aug. 26, 2011

NOAA Warns Of Gap In Future Forecasting Abilities

noaa weather climate forecast lubchenko

Aug. 19, 2011

An Outhouse For The Sea

video flora toilet sanitation compost

Aug. 12, 2011

Feeding A Hotter, More Crowded Planet

food safety hunger agriculture climate

Aug. 05, 2011

Squid, Octopus, Cuttlefish: Masters Of Camouflage

flora film squid camouflage

Aug. 05, 2011

Are The Moon’s Highlands Due to A Cosmic Collision?

moon lunar impact crash

Aug. 05, 2011

Scientists Spot Signs of Salty Water on Mars

mars, water, planet, space

Jul. 29, 2011

Video Pick: Designing A Green Roof

roof, design, building, energy, environment

Jul. 29, 2011

Juno Heads To Jupiter

space, jupiter, nasa, probe

Jul. 29, 2011

‘Curiosity’ On Mars

mars space crater

Jul. 22, 2011

Yes, We Do Have Bananas, For Now

banana, fruit, agriculture, genetics, breeding

Jul. 15, 2011

In Battle Of The Bulbs, It’s Watts Vs. Lumens

bulb, lightbulb, electricity, cfl, led lighting, efficiency

Jul. 15, 2011

Time To Stop Picking on Weeds and Non-Natives?

weed plant species invasive non-native

Jul. 01, 2011

Video Pick: Blowing Bubble Nets

whale sea marine biology

Jun. 24, 2011

Forecasting ‘Dead Zone’ Conditions in the Gulf

gulf water runoff hypoxia river drianage dead zone marine

Jun. 24, 2011

Creating Reservoirs Under Roads And Parking Lots

pavement asphalt sidewalk concnrete engineering runoff water

Jun. 17, 2011

McGraw-Hill, Google Plan To Add Solar Megawatts

solar energy, google, thermal solar,

Jun. 10, 2011

Living In The Century Of Disasters

disaster tragedy japan bp transocean spill nuclear

May. 27, 2011

Microbes In The Atmosphere Send Down Hail And Ice

bacteria weather meteorology hail

May. 27, 2011

The Moon May Be Wetter Than We Thought

moon planet water geology formation

May. 20, 2011

Re-evaluating the Fukushima Nuclear Situation

nuclear, energy, disaster, japan, reactor, earthquake, radiation

May. 20, 2011

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Closes In On Its Target

space, nasa, asteroid

May. 13, 2011

Struggling To Contain A Rising Mississippi

flood river water dam levee

May. 13, 2011

Study Links Methane In Water To Gas Extraction

oil gas fossil fuels geology gas health water

May. 06, 2011

Pick Of The Week: Fluorescent Rocks

video pick flora rocks fluorescence

Apr. 29, 2011

Cape Wind Project Wins Construction Approval

wind energy turbine

Apr. 29, 2011

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Is Put On Hold

seti, space, alien life, extraterrestrial

Apr. 22, 2011

Listening To Wild Soundscapes

sound, listen, ambient, ecology, recording, nature sounds

Apr. 22, 2011

Google Gives Mojave Solar Project A Boost

solar energy, google, brightsource, ivanpah, mojave, environment, tortoise

Apr. 15, 2011

Assessing Nuclear Power's Safety

nuclear, energy, disaster, japan, reactor, earthquake, radiation

Apr. 08, 2011

Growing The Technology For Artificial Leaves

photosynthesis, hydrogen, fuel cells

Apr. 01, 2011

Sorting Out the Alphas, Betas and Gammas of Radiation

radioactive, radiation, nuclear, contamination

Apr. 01, 2011

Preparing For a Warmer Planet

cliamte change, global warming

Apr. 01, 2011

Video Pick: Springtime Bug Out

video, film, flora, insect, bee

Mar. 25, 2011

Drilling To The Mantle Of The Earth

drilling, crust, mohole, ocean, oil well

Mar. 18, 2011

Japan Earthquake May Have Changed Earth's Axis

japan, earthquake, tsunami, disaster, geology, geophysics

Mar. 18, 2011

Looking For Clouds On Saturn's Moon Titan

saturn, titan, cassini, nasa

Mar. 11, 2011

Massive Quake Prompts Tsunami Warnings

earthquake, tidal wave, tsunami, catastrophe

Mar. 04, 2011

Navigating in a Changing Climate

navy, ice, arctic, global warming, climate change

Feb. 25, 2011

Are Transgenic Weeds An Ecological Threat?

weed, plant, gmo, gene

Feb. 11, 2011

Cracking the Cool Science of Ice

ice, water, winter

Feb. 04, 2011

Taking The Politics Out Of Climate Science

politics, science, climate change, global warming, conservative

Jan. 28, 2011

Two Cold Winters Don't Make A Climate Trend

arctic, winter, weather, temperatures, global warming, climate change

Jan. 21, 2011

Assessing The Health Of The Gulf, Post-Spill

oil, gulf, oilspill, katrina, levees, oysters, shrimp

Jan. 21, 2011

Changing Climate Means Changing Oceans

ocenas, global warming, climate change, coral, acidification

Jan. 14, 2011

The Poles, They Are A Changin'

geomagnetism, geophysics, magnetic field

Jan. 07, 2011

New (Old) Views of the Lunar Core

moon, seismology, lunar core, apollo

Dec. 31, 2010

2010 Science Year In Review

review science biology health medicine news

Dec. 31, 2010

Chilling In Antarctica


Dec. 24, 2010

The Buzz on Bees

bees hive waggle dance

Dec. 17, 2010

Home Energy Tax Credit

energy, insulation

Dec. 10, 2010

Video Pick: A Snowflake Solution

snow, ice, crystal, video, flora

Dec. 03, 2010

Americans and Climate Change

climate, energy, global warming

Dec. 03, 2010

Military Energy Use

energy, army, navy, air force, marines

Nov. 26, 2010

Science Friday, 1991: The Ozone Hole

archives, ozone hole, global warming

Nov. 12, 2010

Scientists and Advocacy?

climate policy warming

Nov. 12, 2010

Video Pick: We Like Lichens

fungus mold lichen plant biology

Oct. 29, 2010

Amber Gives a Glimpse of Ancient India

amber insects fossil

Oct. 29, 2010


eels fish water food

Oct. 29, 2010


cholera, illness, water, sanitation

Oct. 22, 2010

Yellow Dirt

radiaition, mining, navajo, indian, environment

Oct. 15, 2010

A Highway for Wind Power

power, wind energy

Oct. 08, 2010

Planetary Sciences Update

planets, planetary science, geology, weather

Oct. 08, 2010

4-H Science Project

4-h, 4h, kids, community science

Oct. 01, 2010

Trailblazing Mars

mars, space, nasa, rocket, astronomy, planet

Oct. 01, 2010

A 'Goldilocks' Planet?

planet, habitable, geology, orbit, exosolar, extrasolar, seti

Oct. 01, 2010

Stink Bug Invasion

stink bugs, invasive species, insect, entomology

Sep. 17, 2010

No Return for Solar at 1600

solar, mckibben

Sep. 10, 2010

Storms and Coastal Erosion

storms erosion hurricanes storm coast

Sep. 10, 2010

How To Rate Energy Star?

energy star, rating, energy efficiency

Sep. 03, 2010

Environmentalism Today

environment, green, earth

Sep. 03, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: A Stocky Predator

flora film video dinosaur amnh

Aug. 27, 2010

Solar / Wind Energy Update

wind, solar, renewable energy

Aug. 27, 2010

Undersea Oil-Eating Bacteria

oil spill, bp, gulf of mexico

Aug. 20, 2010

New Views of the Moon

moon lunar space astronomy geology

Aug. 20, 2010

Science in the Gulf

oil spill, bp, gulf of mexico

Aug. 20, 2010

Plastics at Sea

plastic ocean debris trash flotsam

Aug. 20, 2010

Going Green at College

energy, colelge, school, university, education, ecology, environment

Aug. 13, 2010

White Shark Sightings On The Rise On East Coast

shark great white marine ocean

Aug. 13, 2010

SETI Throws A Party

seti extraterrestrial space life

Aug. 06, 2010

Bad Days for Bats

bats, disease, white nose syndrome, fungus

Jul. 30, 2010

Oil Spill Update: Cleanup and Long-Term Effects

oil spill, bp, gulf of mexico

Jul. 23, 2010

The Race to the South Pole

expedition, south pole, exploration

Jul. 23, 2010

Understanding Oil Geology

oil spill, bp, gulf of mexico

Jul. 23, 2010

Remembering Stephen Schneider

climate obituary warming

Jul. 16, 2010

Oil Spill Update

oil spill, bp, gulf of mexico

Jul. 16, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: Horseshoe Crab Season

marine, ocean, crab, horseshore crab, mating, reproduction

Jul. 16, 2010

Of Email, Data, Graphs and Climate

climate, scandal, data, hacked emails

Jul. 09, 2010

Mars Water

mars, water, astrobiology

Jun. 18, 2010

Mineral Mapping

minerals, geology, mapping, geography

Jun. 18, 2010

'Gasland' Film

gas, fracking, natural gas, environment

Jun. 18, 2010

'The Fate of Nature'

oil spill, valdez, alaska, bp

Jun. 11, 2010

Titan's Chemistry and the Search for Life

titan cassini hydrogen saturn

Jun. 04, 2010

Summer Science: Lightning

lightning, storms, weather

Jun. 04, 2010

The Oil Spill and the Limits of Science

oil spill, oil slick, engineering, ecosystem

May. 28, 2010

Cleaning Up the Oil

oil spill, oil slick, ecosystem, biology

May. 28, 2010

Naturalist Bernd Heinrich

nature, art, author, summer world

May. 14, 2010

Modern Extinctions

species, extinction, biodiversity

May. 14, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: Boulder Field

flora, video, film, geology, rock boulder stone glacier

May. 07, 2010

2010 Hurricane Forecast

storm, hurricane, weather

May. 07, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill: Ecological Effects

oil spill, oil slick, ecosystem, biology

May. 07, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill: Engineering Approaches

oil spill, oil slick, engineering

Apr. 30, 2010

Cape Wind Project Moves Forward

wind energy, cape wind, wind power, wind farm

Apr. 23, 2010

'Obselidia' Movie

movie, film, obselidia

Apr. 23, 2010


pollen, allergies, plants, botany

Apr. 16, 2010

Restructuring Space Flight

nasa space moon mars orion constellation

Apr. 16, 2010

Earth Day and the Environment

environment, earth, earth day, planet

Apr. 09, 2010


storm, weather, tornado, tornadoes, stormchasers, extreme weather

Apr. 09, 2010

Weathercasters and Climate Change

climate change, weather, tv, communication

Apr. 09, 2010

Wind Power

wind, energy, power, electricity

Apr. 02, 2010

Grasshopper Invasion

insects, agriculture, grasshopper

Mar. 26, 2010

Chemistry Roundup

chemistry, acs, meeting, science news

Mar. 26, 2010

Asian Carp and the Supreme Court

great lakes, water, mississippi, supreme court

Mar. 26, 2010

Tracking an Amphibious Caterpillar

caterpillar, amphibious, water, insect

Mar. 19, 2010

All Aboard the Electric Bikes

bike, bicycle, energy, transportation

Mar. 12, 2010

Cave Science

missouri, caves, geology

Mar. 12, 2010

Green Building

green building, architecture

Mar. 05, 2010

A Quake That Shook the World?

quake, earthquake, roation, axis, chile

Mar. 05, 2010

Persuasion, Energy, and Behavior

energy, efficiency, energystar

Mar. 05, 2010

Nuclear Technologies

nuclear power, fission, nuclear energy, reactor

Mar. 05, 2010

About a Mountain

yucca mountain, nuclear waste, radioactive

Feb. 26, 2010

Grizzly Bears Moving Into New Territory

grizzly bear, polar bear, habitat

Feb. 26, 2010

Inside an Ocean Sciences Meeting

ocean, whale, agu, science news

Feb. 19, 2010

Studying Epilepsy in Sea Lions

sea lion, ocean, aaas, health, brain, epilepsy

Feb. 12, 2010

A National Climate Service

climate, weather, noaa

Feb. 12, 2010

Squid Invasion Off California Coast

humboldt squid, jumbo squid, california, marine biology

Feb. 12, 2010

Jane Goodall

goodall, gombe, chimps, chimpanzees

Feb. 05, 2010

Science and the Budget

budget, funding , congress, obama

Jan. 29, 2010

Mars Rover to Rove No Longer

mars, spriti, robot, space

Jan. 22, 2010

Texting Aid Dollars

philanthropy, donations, text, cell phone, earthquake, haiti

Jan. 15, 2010

A Solar Deal for China

solar energy, solar power, esolar, thermal solar

Jan. 15, 2010

Adjusting the Doomsday Clock

clock, catastrophe, seconds to midnight

Jan. 08, 2010

Carbon Sequestration

carbon sequestration, basalt, geology

Jan. 08, 2010

'Fracking' for Natural Gas

geology, energy, marcellus shale, fracking

Jan. 01, 2010

Birds and Birding

birds, birding, birdwatching, ecology

Dec. 18, 2009

Inside the AGU Meeting

agu, geosciences, science news

Dec. 18, 2009

The Dirt on Mammoth DNA

mammoth, dna, extinction

Dec. 11, 2009

Carbon, Climate, Copenhagen

climate, carobon dioxide, climate change, cop15, global warming

Dec. 04, 2009

Free The Rover

mars, rover, spirit, nasa

Dec. 04, 2009

Birdfeeders and Evolution

birds, evolution

Dec. 04, 2009

Deep Carbon Observatory

carbon, geology, crust, climate

Nov. 20, 2009

Chemistry And Personal Solar Power

solar power, alternative energy, solar cell

Nov. 13, 2009

Lunar Impact Mission Update

moon, lunar, lcross, lro,

Nov. 06, 2009

Sylvia Earle: 'The World Is Blue'

oceans, earle, ecosystems, water

Oct. 23, 2009

Extinctions from Algae?

extinction, algae, asteroid, dinosaur

Oct. 16, 2009

Moon in Review

moon, lcross, water, hydroxyl, h2o

Oct. 16, 2009

Surveying the Heliosphere

sun, space, heliosphere, ena, charged particles, solar wind

Oct. 16, 2009

Climate Policy Who's Who

climate change, global warming

Oct. 02, 2009

Can Bats and Wind Power Get Along?

wind, bats, energy, power, alternative energy

Oct. 02, 2009

Lester Brown: Plan B 4.0

economics, energy policy, globalization, environment

Oct. 02, 2009

Green Your Lawn

lawn, garden, grass

Sep. 25, 2009

They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science

perfchat, tmbg, giants, performance chat, music, art

Sep. 18, 2009

Tiny T-Rex

dinosaur, trex, evolution

Sep. 11, 2009

Warming in the Arctic

arctic, climate change, global warming

Sep. 11, 2009

A One-Way Trip To Mars?

mars, space, exploration

Sep. 04, 2009

Towards Hydrogen Trains

trains, railroads, hydrogen, energy

Aug. 28, 2009

Science News Roundup

roundup ozone dna laughing gas

Aug. 21, 2009

Hurricane Forecast

hurricane weather

Aug. 21, 2009

Sizing Up Sustainable Food

food local sustainable pollan just food

Aug. 07, 2009

Southern California Utilities Go Solar

solar, energy, power, electric, alternative energy

Aug. 07, 2009

Engineering Earth's Climate Could Be Dangerous

geoengineering, climate change, global warming

Jul. 31, 2009

Fisheries Improving?

fish, fisheries, fishing, resources

Jul. 31, 2009

An Expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

plastic, flotsam, jetsam, debris, trash, garbage

Jul. 24, 2009

Moon Movie

moon, space, film

Jul. 17, 2009

To The Moon

apollo, moon, space, astronaut

Jul. 17, 2009

Paint the Town White

white, enery, carbon dioxide, co2, white, albedo, reflectivity

Jul. 03, 2009

A New Type Of Black Hole

astronomy, physics, spcae. black holes, gravity

Jul. 03, 2009

The Disappearing Mississippi Delta

river, climate, sea level, water, sediment, louisiana, katrina, levee

Jul. 03, 2009

A Conversation with Ocean Explorer Bob Ballard

ballard, ocean, titanic, undersea, water

Jun. 26, 2009

Hydrogen Storage in Chicken Feathers?

hydrogen, energy, carbon, power,

Jun. 26, 2009

Wind Energy Potential

wind power, wind energy, alternative energy

Jun. 26, 2009

Oil from Diatoms

diatoms, algae, alternative energy, biofuels

Jun. 26, 2009

Summer Science Movies

science fiction, film, movies, art

Jun. 12, 2009

Colliding Planets (Don't Panic)

planet, colllision

Jun. 05, 2009

Future of Nuclear Energy

nuclear, energy, physics, environment

May. 22, 2009

Concrete and Carbon

concrete, manufacture, carbon footprint, climate change

May. 22, 2009

Mars Rovers, Mars Water

mars, rovers, red planet, geology, water

May. 22, 2009

Gardening with Native Plants

plants, garden, native plants

May. 22, 2009

Food Shortages and Civilization

fear, lester brown, civilization, food, agriculture

Apr. 24, 2009

Green DIY

diy, projects, green, earth day, recycle

Apr. 17, 2009

Algae Power

algae, fuel, biofuel, alternative energy

Apr. 17, 2009

A Community of Ancient Bacteria

bacteria, glacier, antarctica, ice, blood falls

Apr. 10, 2009

Obama, Congress, and Climate Change

climate change, policy, congress, obama, global warming

Apr. 10, 2009

Predicting Earthquakes

earthquake prediction, quakes, seismic

Apr. 10, 2009


flotsam, ocean debris, jetsam, flotsametrics, beachcombing, beachcombers

Apr. 03, 2009

Astrobiology and the Origins of Life

astrobiology, life, extraterrestrial, alien life

Mar. 27, 2009

Ocean Priorities

oceans, environemnt, ecosystem

Mar. 27, 2009

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco

noaa, oceans, earth science

Mar. 27, 2009

Rapid Alaskan Erosion

arctic, climate, melting, global warming

Mar. 27, 2009

Mount Redoubt Eruption Update

volcano, seismic, eruption

Mar. 20, 2009

Darwin's Supporting Evidence

florida, biology, evolution, darwin

Mar. 06, 2009

Citizen Science: Tracking Climate Change

climate change, global warming, national phenology network

Mar. 06, 2009

Caring for White-Nose Syndrome Bats

bats, caves, white nose syndrome

Feb. 27, 2009

A Big Solar Deal for California

solar, energy, electricity

Feb. 06, 2009

Google Ocean?

google earth, oceans, earle

Feb. 06, 2009

Largest Snake

snake, fossil, titanoboa, climate

Feb. 06, 2009

Ancient Whale Relative Gave Birth on Land

whale, land, evolution, fossil

Jan. 30, 2009

Building Greener Cars

cars, emissions, automobiles, hybrids

Jan. 30, 2009

Heating Up on a Distant Planet

astronomy, planet, star, exosolar planet, exoplanet

Jan. 23, 2009

Antarctic Temperatures On the Rise

global warming, antarctica, ice, climate change

Jan. 23, 2009

Warming Temperatures Hurt Western Trees

trees, forests, climate change

Jan. 23, 2009

Climate Change and the Media

climate, media, reporting, revkin

Jan. 16, 2009

Fish and Mercury

mercury, fish, seafood, brain

Jan. 16, 2009

Methane On Mars

mars, methane

Dec. 26, 2008

Shade-Grown Coffee Not Just for the Birds

coffee, birds

Dec. 19, 2008

2008 Science News In Review

2008, year in review, news

Dec. 12, 2008

Obama Environmental Appointments

obama, washington, president, congress, environment

Dec. 12, 2008

Elephant Health

elephants, zoos, animal ethics, peta

Dec. 05, 2008

Climate Update

climate, ice, climate change, melting, methane

Nov. 21, 2008

Plug-In Cars

car, automobile, plug-in hybrid, hybrid car, electric car

Nov. 21, 2008

From Atlantis to Antarctica

extremophiles, atlantis, alvin, antarctica

Nov. 14, 2008

Exosolar Planet Update

exoplanets, extrasolar planets

Nov. 14, 2008

Jane Goodall

chimpanzees, goodall, primates

Nov. 07, 2008

New Renewable Energy Journal

energy, renewables, solar, wind

Oct. 31, 2008

The Secret of The Mummy's DNA

mummy, dna, mitochondrial dna, evolution

Oct. 31, 2008

Mercury Flyby Results

space, messenger, mercury, planets

Oct. 31, 2008

Bat Crisis Update

bats, wildlife, pollinators, zoonoses, epidemic, fungus

Oct. 31, 2008

Vampire Bats and Other Blood-Suckers

blood, bats, vampires

Oct. 17, 2008

Considering Climate

climate change , oppenheimer, global warming, global cooling

Oct. 10, 2008

Climate Change And Tropical Habitats

climate change, global warming, tropics, amazon

Oct. 10, 2008

Deep Bacterium Goes it Alone

dna, genetics, ecology, extremophiles, bacteria, bacterium

Oct. 03, 2008

First US Cap-And-Trade Greenhouse Gas Auction

greenhouse gas, cap and trade, carbon dioxide, global warming, climate change, clean air

Oct. 03, 2008

Looking at Magnetic Fields in a Distant Galaxy

galaxy, formation, magnetic field

Sep. 26, 2008

Energy News

energy, cng cars, compressed natural gas, incentives, fuel

Sep. 26, 2008

Solar Winds

sun, solar wind, ulysses, cosmic rays

Sep. 26, 2008

Solar Energy Store

solar energy, photovoltaic

Sep. 19, 2008


mars, planet, planetary exploration

Sep. 19, 2008

Arizona Astronomy

telescope, skygazing, stars, planets, astronomy

Sep. 12, 2008

The Fabulous Fungi

fungi, fungus, mold, yeast, mushrooms

Sep. 05, 2008

Levees and Hurricanes

levees, hurricanes, new orleans, civil enginnering, katrina

Sep. 05, 2008


tuna, fish, marine, ecosystems, fish farming, fisheries, fishing

Aug. 29, 2008

Higher-Res Eye In The Sky

spy satellite, space imaging, mapping, geographic information systems

Aug. 22, 2008

Nanoantenna Sheets Harvest Energy

nanoantenna, solar energy

Aug. 15, 2008

Geothermal Energy

energy, geothermal, heat pump, drilling

Aug. 15, 2008

Ethanol Power to the People

biofuel, ethanol, energy

Aug. 15, 2008

Mass Extinction Event On the Horizon?

mass extinction, biodiversity

Aug. 01, 2008

Senators on Energy

energy, policy, congress

Aug. 01, 2008

Olympic Air

air pollution, olympics, beijing, china

Jul. 25, 2008

Deep-Sea Carbon Sequestration

basalt, carbon sequestration, global warming, carbon dioxide

Jul. 18, 2008

Solar Energy Roundup

oil, solar, wind, electric, alternative energy

Jul. 18, 2008

Eco-Boat Breaks Speed Record

boat, biofuels, carbon footprint

Jul. 18, 2008

Off-Shore Drilling Pluses and Minuses

oil, drilling, environmnet

Jul. 11, 2008

Planetary Science Update

mars, nasa, planet, space, mercury

Jul. 11, 2008

The Possibility of Earthquake Prediction

quake, earthqukae, seismic, seismology, parkfield

Jul. 11, 2008

A Coral Catastrophe?

coral, ocean, environment, global warming, climate change

Jul. 11, 2008

The Scoop on Soil

soil, dirt, ecology, carbon sequestration

Jul. 04, 2008


water, bottles, environment

Jul. 04, 2008

Science and Technology Tourism Destinations

travel, science, destinations

Jun. 27, 2008

A Census of the Oceans

ocean, sea, marine life

Jun. 20, 2008

Going Green: Energy Conservation

energy, fuel, oil, efficiency

Jun. 13, 2008

Mars Update

mars, planetary, water, space

Jun. 13, 2008


prochlorococcys, photosynthesis, marine life,

Jun. 06, 2008

The Happening

movie, art, cinema, film, environment

Jun. 06, 2008

Climate Change Legislation Fails in Senate

climate change, global warming, policy

Jun. 06, 2008

Greener Cars on the Road?

cars, transportation, hydrogen

May. 30, 2008

New Government Report Tackles Global Warming Effects

climate, weatehr, climate change, global warming

May. 30, 2008


population, environment, climate change, resources

May. 23, 2008

Countdown to Mars

mars, planet, exploration, matina, exobiology

May. 23, 2008

Nanotube Safety

nanotube, nanotechnology, health, environment

May. 16, 2008

Great Lakes Water Issues

water, lakes, great lakes, milwaukee, environment, invasive species

May. 09, 2008

Eat Local? Or Eat Differently?

food, agriculture, climate change, greenhouse gases

May. 09, 2008

Weedkiller Worries

atrazine, pesticides, chemical, hormonal, hormone, endocrine

May. 09, 2008

The Dry Sahara

sahara, desert, water, sand

May. 02, 2008

Salty Water for Better Tomatoes?

tomato, water, antioxidants

May. 02, 2008

Calculating Your Carbon

carbon footprint, emissions, greenhouse gas, global warming, climate change

Apr. 25, 2008

Tiny Beetle, Big Impact

trees, carbon dioxide, carbon sequestration, climate, ecosystems

Apr. 18, 2008

New U.S. Climate Change Goals?

climate, greenhouse, global warming

Apr. 18, 2008

Hurricanes and Global Warming

global warming, storms, hurricanes

Apr. 18, 2008

Water Power Cracks Ice Sheet

ice, arctic, glacier, greenland

Apr. 18, 2008

Jeffrey Sachs: Common Wealth

population, poverty, economics, sachs

Apr. 18, 2008

Bat Die-Off Mystery

bats, ecology, ecosystem, fungus, white nose syndrome, white-nose syndrome

Apr. 11, 2008

Biofuels Research Roundup

biofuel, energy, transportaion, chemistry, ethanol

Apr. 04, 2008

Cities Cutting Energy Use

energy, city planning, urban design, global warming, climate change

Mar. 28, 2008

Spring Birding

birds, birding, birdwatching

Mar. 28, 2008

What's a Planet, Anyway?

pluto, planet, planetoid, minor planet, kuiper belt object

Mar. 21, 2008


water, environment, sanitation

Mar. 21, 2008

Sensing the Atmosphere of Distant Planets

exoplanets, astrobiology, methane, astronomy

Mar. 14, 2008

Solar Power Scales Up

solar thermal, energy, electric, power, utility

Mar. 07, 2008

Arctic 'Doomsday' Seed Vault Opens

biodiversity, seeds, disaster, crops, agriculture

Mar. 07, 2008

How Old is the Grand Canyon?

geology, speleology, caves, grand canyon, erosion

Mar. 07, 2008

Antarctic Glaciers Moving to the Sea

climate, glaciers, ice, global warming

Feb. 29, 2008

Telling Time: Leap Year, Leap Day

time, date, leap year, calendar

Feb. 29, 2008

A Connection Between Bacteria and Meteorology?

bacteria, snow, ice, clouds, cloud seeding

Feb. 22, 2008

Mapping Emerging Diseases

disease, virus, emerging infectious disease, health

Feb. 22, 2008

See You from The Dark Side of the Moon

telescope, moon, space, astronomy

Feb. 15, 2008

Federal Government and Science

election, politics, government, policy

Feb. 15, 2008

State of the Oceans

oceans, ecosystems, water, coral, fish

Feb. 08, 2008


biofuels, alterantive energy, biodiesel, gasoline, ethanol

Feb. 08, 2008

Harvesting Energy From Walking

knee, energy, power, portable electronics

Feb. 08, 2008

Tornado Outbreak

tornado, storm, weather

Feb. 01, 2008

Solar Energy Update

solar, energy, power

Feb. 01, 2008

Your Feedback: Science Election Issues

election, debate, issues

Jan. 25, 2008

Hurricanes, Climate and Weather

hurricanes, climate, meteorology, weather

Jan. 25, 2008

The Funny Side of Global Warming?

cartoons, art, humor

Jan. 25, 2008

Orbiting Carbon Observatory

oco, carbon, climate change, nasa

Jan. 18, 2008

A Return to Mercury After 33 Years

mercury, messenger, space, planets

Jan. 18, 2008

'Fields of Fuel' Film Looks at Biodiesel

biofuels, biodiesel, renewable energy, oil, film, movie, sundance

Jan. 11, 2008

Lester Brown - Plan B 3.0

environment, energy, policy, food, water

Dec. 28, 2007

Wildlife Safari

safari wildlife field work research sound photography

Dec. 21, 2007

Bali Climate Conference Wrap-up

cliamte, global warming, un

Dec. 21, 2007

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

birds, birding, birders, christmans bird count

Dec. 14, 2007

Coral in Crisis

coral, oceans, reefs, coral reefs

Dec. 07, 2007

Improving Automobile Efficiency

car, automobile, efficiency, energy policy

Dec. 07, 2007

Amir Aczel 'The Jesuit and the Skull'

skull, evolution, religion, Teilhard de Chardin

Nov. 30, 2007

Green Energy at Google

energy, google

Nov. 23, 2007

The World Without Us

life, extinction, ecology

Nov. 23, 2007

Why is the Universe Right for Life?

davies, cosmology, life, universe, philosophy

Nov. 16, 2007

Hydrogen from a Bacterial Brew

energy, hydrogen, bacteria

Nov. 16, 2007

Michael Novacek and 'Terra'

paleontology, dinosaurs, biology, amnh

Nov. 09, 2007

Supervolcano on the Rise

yellowstone, geology, volcano, supervolcano

Nov. 02, 2007

Global Climate Change Update

climate, global warming, climate change, environment

Oct. 12, 2007

Helium Shortage

helium, chemistry, gases, resources

Oct. 12, 2007

Deep-Sea Biodiversity

bacteria, hydrothermal, biodiversity

Oct. 05, 2007

Biofuels Update

biofuel, ethanol, corn, energy, oil

Sep. 28, 2007

Sputnik Anniversary

space, sputnik

Sep. 28, 2007

Global Warming Fix

climate, engineering, gaia

Sep. 28, 2007

Bush Climate Meeting

climate, policy, government, warming

Sep. 28, 2007

Ice Age Extinctions

mammoths, exinction, impact

Aug. 10, 2007

Wave Power

energy, renewables, ocean

Aug. 03, 2007

Small And Unsafe? Concerns About Nanotechnology

nanotechnology, epa, environment

Jul. 27, 2007

Mars Rovers Battle Storms On The Red Planet

mars, planet, space, astronomy, phoenix, rovers

Jul. 13, 2007

The Relationship Between Politics And Science

government, policy

Jul. 13, 2007

Paper Or Plastic? Packaging Goes Green

packaging, products, recycling, paper, plastic

Jul. 06, 2007

Expedition Explores The Arctic Sea Floor

arctic, sea floor, whoi, expedition

Jul. 06, 2007

Arctic Ponds Dry Up, Disappear

ponds, climate change, ecosystems

Jul. 06, 2007

Ancient Dna Offers Clues About Climate Change

dna, ice cores, greenland, climate change

Jul. 06, 2007

Live Earth Concerts Kick Off Worldwide

climate change, concerts, al gore, global warming

Jun. 29, 2007

Giant Penguin Fossils Found In Peru

pengiuns, evolution, paleontology, fossils


Go Out and Observe the Moon!

A Human Sundial

Solar Convection