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Deanna Conners

Who chooses hurricane names? Plus the 2022 list

The World Meteorological Organization chooses hurricane names several years in advance. Here is the list of hurricane names for 2022.

Cloud streets: What are they? How do they form?

Cloud streets are an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of long rows of cumulus clouds oriented parallel to the direction of the wind. See photos here.

Leap years: Why 2022 isn’t one

If there were no leap years, eventually February would be a summer month for the Northern Hemisphere. The why and when of leap years, here.

How to see the International Space Station in your sky

The International Space Station has been orbiting our planet since 1998. Click here to learn how to spot ISS in your sky.

Goblin sharks, ghost crabs and vampire bats, oh my!

Goblin sharks, ghost crabs and vampire bats: how did these spooky-sounding animals get their names? Learn more about them here.

Anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption

On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in a deadly explosion, collapsing one side of the mountain and killing 57 people.

What triggered Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser?

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park began a new period of heightened activity in March 2018. It's had more than 100 major eruptions since then. Scientists want to know why.

Great Backyard Bird Count begins February 12

Show your love for birds by joining the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count. It's free and easy to participate in this 4-day global event. Find out how here.

Another terrible year for wildfires and smoke in the US in 2020

Wildfires burned more than 10 million acres in the United States during the 2020 season. It was the worst season on record.

Ancient Maya civilization used advanced water treatment technology

The oldest known example of a water treatment system in the Western Hemisphere was recently discovered in Guatemala.