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How to Plant Trees and Save the World

A guide to small- and large-scale reforestation efforts to help both humans and the planet.
Madeleine Gregory
3 days ago
Science

The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.
Madeleine Gregory
4 days ago
Science

Birds Used to Be Freakin’ Huge

From giant penguins to super-tall parrots, human-sized birds used to roam the earth. What happened to them?
Madeleine Gregory
8.16.19
Science

Good Job, Humans: Arctic Snow Contains Rubber and Varnish

Microplastics and fibers in the Arctic snow likely came from pollution in the atmosphere, scientists say.
Madeleine Gregory
8.14.19
Science

Scientists Expected This Underwater Mountain Range to Be Barren. They Found Life Instead

Deep-sea mountain ranges were once ravaged by intensive fishing. Decades later, scientists returned to find life.
Madeleine Gregory
8.8.19
Science

Scientist Says Bread He Baked From 4,500 Year-Old Yeast Is Delicious

Physicist and video game designer Seamus Blackley extracted yeast from ancient Egyptian pottery and used it to make a delicious sourdough bread.
Madeleine Gregory
8.6.19
Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Objectively True Information’ About Mass Shootings Is Worthless

The celebrity scientist took to Twitter to remind everyone that people die all the time, diminishing the tragedy of the weekend's mass shootings.
Madeleine Gregory
8.6.19
Science

We Have Just ‘Days’ to Save This Rare Endangered Porpoise From Extinction

A new study estimates that there are likely just 9 vaquita porpoises left in the world. According to a co-author, we have just days to act on effectively enforcing a ban on illegal fishing nets.
Madeleine Gregory
7.31.19
climate change

The Arctic Is on Fire, and It Might Be Creating a Vicious Climate 'Feedback Loop'

The worst Arctic wildfire season in recent history is releasing unprecedented emissions that feed into climate change, creating the conditions for more fires.
Madeleine Gregory
7.29.19
Science

Warm Water Is Melting Glaciers 100 Times Faster Than We Thought

A new study shows that the underwater melt rate of an Alaskan glacier is 100 times faster than we thought, a finding that could change already-dire projections of sea level rise.
Madeleine Gregory
7.26.19
climate change

Megadroughts Are Likely Coming to the US Southwest Within Decades, Scientists Say

Climate change is 'almost assured' to cause decades-long droughts in the American Southwest not seen since medieval times, scientists warn in a new study.
Madeleine Gregory
7.24.19
Science

This Is What It’s Like to Watch the Arctic Die

There is no talk of international intrigue among people living and working in the Arctic, only dread of what a warming planet might mean.
Craig S. Smith
7.24.19
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