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Deanna Conners

Audubon Christmas Bird Count starts December 14

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count, held each winter, is one of the longest-running community science projects. You can help collect important data about birds.

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.

How to spot ISS 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.

What are the 2021 hurricane names?

The World Meteorological Organization chooses hurricane names several years in advance. Find hurricane names for 2021 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.

What are cloud streets?

Cloud streets are a manifestation of Earth’s atmosphere in motion. They're normally seen by satellites looking down on Earth, but sometimes they can be seen from the ground as well. See cool images here!

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.