Deanna Conners
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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!

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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.

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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.

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Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count starts December 14

The Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running community science projects in existence. Learn how to join the count here.

New marine protection zone will help endangered penguins and more

Plans are in place to create the world’s 4th-largest fully protected marine reserve at the Tristan da Cunha archipelago.

Here are 3 amazing feats of spiders

Halloween time is spider time. Three amazing spider skills you might not have known about.

How does fog form?

Fog forms when the air cools and water vapor condenses.

Which insects have the worst stings?

Some of the most painful stings come from tarantula hawk wasps, warrior wasps, and bullet ants.