Madeleine Gregory

environment

We're Now Harvesting Crabs to Make Plastic

Invasive green crabs are a problem for conservationists, and now scientists in Canada will start receiving shipments of them to make biodegradable plastic cups and cutlery.
Madeleine Gregory
2.14.20
vice investigates

How Nationalism Set the Amazon on Fire

Letting his citizens chip away at the world’s biggest rainforest was a part of the promise Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro made to ranchers.
Madeleine Gregory
11.3.19
climate

New, Dire Climate Models Say the Planet Warms Faster Than We Thought

Two new models say the Earth is even more sensitive to emissions than we thought, and humanity has to work even harder to meet Paris agreement targets.
Madeleine Gregory
9.20.19
Technology

A New Generation of Students Is Teaching Us How to Reduce E-Waste

In colleges and universities across the United States, students are taking classes on how to repair our electronics that normally end up as e-waste.
Madeleine Gregory
8.26.19
climate change

The Amazon Wildfires Aren't Natural. Blame Humans

As the Amazon burns, it's important to know that intense wildfires aren't natural to the largest tropical rainforest ecosystem on Earth—people are to blame.
Madeleine Gregory
8.23.19
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
8.21.19
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
8.15.19
policy

The Trump Administration Just Gutted the Endangered Species Act

The Trump Administration released sweeping regulations to weaken the law credited with saving the bald eagle and the grizzly bear.
Madeleine Gregory
8.13.19
tech-science

Ocean Heatwaves That Instantly Kill Coral Are Getting Worse, Scientists Warn

Marine heatwaves present “a distinct biological phenomenon” from bleaching events, and could threaten the livelihoods of half a billion people.
Becky Ferreira
Madeleine Gregory
8.9.19
Science

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

Deep-sea mountain ranges were once ravaged by intensive fishing. After decades of federal protection, 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
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