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Don't Blame Storm Victims for This  Don't Blame Storm Victims for This 

As scientists’ warnings about climate change become increasingly dire, our conversations about extreme weather events have become increasingly political. There will always be those who chastise the climate-concerned public for “politicizing the storm” but there’s also an argument for doing just that when it is the…

The All-Women Team of Scientists That Trekked to the Heart of Kilauea Volcano's Eruption  The All-Women Team of Scientists That Trekked to the Heart of Kilauea Volcano's Eruption 

As the eruption at Kilauea volcano turned the southeastern corner of Hawaii’s Big Island into a river of lava this summer, residents and tourists were instructed to stay the hell away. An all-women team of scientists from the United Kingdom, however, was asked to do the exact opposite.

Why Hungry Polar Bears Could Start Devouring Dead Whales Why Hungry Polar Bears Could Start Devouring Dead Whales

Just over a year ago, more than 150 polar bears amassed on a remote island off the north coast Siberia to devour a dead bowhead whale that had washed ashore. It was the largest swarm of polar bears ever recorded feasting on a stranded whale—but events like this could become more common in a warmer world.

Geyser Eruption at Yellowstone Unleashes 'Clearly Historic' Collection of Human Garbage Geyser Eruption at Yellowstone Unleashes 'Clearly Historic' Collection of Human Garbage

Geyser eruptions at Yellowstone National Park are moments of rarefied beauty; spectacular reminders that we live on a geologically-dynamic planet. A recent eruption was also a reminder that we’ve turned said planet into a dumpster.

Inside Florida's Algae-Fueled Nightmare

The shape of things to come in U.S. politics could be decided, in no small part, by foul-smelling, fish-killing slime.

'Historic' Agreement Bans Commercial Fishing Across a Vast Swath of the Arctic 'Historic' Agreement Bans Commercial Fishing Across a Vast Swath of the Arctic

As the Arctic’s mantle of protective sea ice grows smaller and sadder by the year, new waters are opening up, setting the stage for industry and tourism to take off. But a vast swath of those chilly seas will soon be off-limits to at least one human enterprise: commercial-scale fishing.

Florida’s Toxic Red Tide Algae Makes ‘Extremely Rare’ Jump to the Atlantic Coast Florida’s Toxic Red Tide Algae Makes ‘Extremely Rare’ Jump to the Atlantic Coast

The red tide algae bloom that’s plagued Florida’s Gulf Coast for months has now jumped east to the Atlantic. Florida officials are dubbing it an “extremely rare” occurrence, underscoring just how far from over the state’s algae crisis is.

Mass Die-Off of Orcas Feared Due to Chemicals Banned in the '70s Mass Die-Off of Orcas Feared Due to Chemicals Banned in the '70s

A group of industrial chemicals humans started banning decades ago could cause many of the world’s orca whale populations to collapse over the next century, an alarming new study has found.

That Viral Elephant Poaching Story Has Gotten a Lot More Complicated That Viral Elephant Poaching Story Has Gotten a Lot More Complicated

It had the makings of a media sensation: “Scores of dead elephants”, their brutalized corpses rotting in plain sight. Victims of a poaching crisis spiraling out of control in the last African stronghold—perhaps as a result of the government’s recent decision to de-militarize wildlife patrols.

Clean Energy Boom Could Fuel One of the World's Dirtiest Industries Clean Energy Boom Could Fuel One of the World's Dirtiest Industries

The irony of transitioning to clean energy is we’re going to have to mine the shit out of the Earth to do it. Much like our computers and smartphones, wind turbines and solar panels are high-tech devices whose production demands a smattering of metals and minerals from across the periodic table and the planet.

Controversial Grizzly Bear Hunt Officially Canceled Controversial Grizzly Bear Hunt Officially Canceled

It looks like nobody’s going to be shooting a Yellowstone grizzly bear for sport this year after all.

Watch a Russian Ice Cap Experience An ‘Unprecedented’ Melt Down Watch a Russian Ice Cap Experience An ‘Unprecedented’ Melt Down

It’s no secret that ice around the world is receding as global temperatures rise. Even so, the sudden destabilization of a remote ice cap in the Russian High Arctic has scientists throwing around words like “extraordinary” and “unprecedented.”

Group of 58,000 Science Teachers Issues No-Bullshit Position on Climate Change Group of 58,000 Science Teachers Issues No-Bullshit Position on Climate Change

Fossil fuel interest groups will continue debating the reality of human-caused climate change until the seas swallow us all, but among scientists the matter is settled. Last week, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) put out a position statement affirming as much and telling the naysayers to piss off.

Glacier Named After Prominent Geologist Renamed Following Sexual Harassment Scandal Glacier Named After Prominent Geologist Renamed Following Sexual Harassment Scandal

The Me Too movement has toppled Hollywood executives, pundits, and bureaucrats since it burst onto the scene last year. Prompting a government agency to rename a geologic landform, however, may be a first.

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