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Science Wire | Jul 29, 2015

Impacts of climate change on human health

A new report published in The Lancet finds that “tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”

Science Wire | Jul 05, 2015

Many of Earth’s biggest aquifers overstressed

People around the world rely on groundwater for drinking and crop irrigation. But a new satellite data study says that many of our biggest aquifers are overstressed.

Science Wire | Jul 02, 2015

How do fireworks get their colors?

The colors in fireworks help create “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs.” But what creates the colors?

Science Wire | Jun 25, 2015

Earthquakes to blame for Mount Sinabung eruptions?

Scientists think there may be a link between the new volcanic activity at Mount Sinabung in Indonesia and three recent megathrust earthquakes.

Science Wire | Jun 01, 2015

Now is the time to prepare for hurricanes

Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and lasts through November. Preparing in advance saves lives. Some tips to help you plan, here.

FAQs | Jun 01, 2015

How do hurricanes get their names?

Atlantic hurricane names for the 2015 season include Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, and Wanda.

Blogs | May 20, 2015

North Atlantic circulation slowing down already?

A predicted global warming effect is a slowdown in North Atlantic Ocean circulation. New research shows recent decreases that are unprecedented in the past 1,100 years.

Blogs | May 18, 2015

This date in science: Cataclysmic eruption at Mount St. Helens

The May 18, 1980 eruption at Mount St. Helens was one of the most destructive volcanic events ever recorded in the history of the United States.

Permafrost distribution from International Permafrost Assocation
Science Wire | Apr 27, 2015

Carbon from melting permafrost goes back to atmosphere

According to a new study, microbes eat the carbon and release it as CO2, where ends up back in the atmosphere and contributes to further warming.

Blogs | Apr 20, 2015

Ocean acidification drove Earth’s largest mass extinction

New evidence suggests that ocean acidification played a key role in the Permian–Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago that killed most life on Earth.