Deanna Conners

Bering Sea Elders discuss recent changes in the Arctic

For the first time, NOAA’s 2019 Arctic Report Card includes an indigenous perspective of the changes taking place in Arctic ecosystems.

Christmas Bird Count starts December 14

It’s time again for the Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. This is the project’s 120th year! Learn how to join the count here.

Erupting volcano.

New Zealand volcano is on the Pacific Ring of Fire

Here’s information about New Zealand’s White Island volcano – which erupted on Monday, December 9 – in the context of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Photo of Water laden with algae on the shores of Pelee Island, Lake Erie, in 2009. Image Credit: Tom Archer.

Algal blooms are getting worse in lakes worldwide

In a global study that analyzed almost 30 years of satellite images of freshwater lakes, most of the lakes showed signs of worsening algal blooms.

Face of a fierce-looking owl.

Night vision specialists: cats, bats, and owls

Three spooky Halloween animals see better at night than we do. Here’s how they do it.

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case for Earth.

Today in science: Happy birthday Albert J. Myer

As you check your local weather forecast today, give a nod to Albert J. Myer, born on this date in 1828, who helped to establish the US National Weather Service.

Photo showing the extent of the summer dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico according to sampling data

Large 2019 dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

This year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone of oxygen-depleted waters is the 8th largest ever recorded.

Corals spreading to subtropical waters

While coral populations are declining in tropical waters, scientists have just detected an increase in subtropical areas, which could be good news for corals.

Photo showing a volcanically active area in Hawaii

US revamps volcano early warning system

There are 161 active volcanoes in the United States, more than 1/3 of which have been classified as posing a high threat to nearby communities. A new law aims to improve volcano monitoring.