NEW YORK TIMES There’s a huge fire debt in the West that must be paid off, experts say, either through controlled burns or out-of-control blazes. Either way, that means smoke. Read the full story in the New York Times.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Scientists determined that temperatures were 11 degrees cooler during the last ice age—and that finding has implications for modern-day warming. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Every year, Alaska’s big salmon runs feature smaller salmon. Climate change and competition with hatchery-raised salmon may be to blame. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
NEW YORK TIMES Read my post on wildfire smoke and Covid in the New York Times’ Climate Fwd: newsletter.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Narwhals, recognizable by their large single tusk, make distinct sounds that are now being analyzed in depth by researchers. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
LOS ANGELES TIMES It had been a long day and Daniela Molnar’s mind was wandering when she saw the shape. The shape of what was already lost; the shape of something new that had just come into being. Little did she know, it was a shape that would expose a profound feeling of grief within … More An artist set out to paint climate change. She ended up on a journey through grief
ADVENTURE JOURNAL ***Listed as notable in the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020*** In the new world of unreliable snowfall, ice skates offer a swift and sublime form of backcountry travel. The sky was the color of charcoal when Luc Mehl stepped onto the frozen ribbon of the Selawik River. The smoldering ember of … More The revolution will be hard, fast, and frozen
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HAKAI ***Winner of the 2019 Best of the Northwest Science Writing Award from the Northwest Science Writers Association.*** Inuit in Canada and Greenland want to protect an ecological wonder—a massive Arctic polynya—at the center of their world. The little auks are hard to spot among the rocky rubble that lines the shore of northwest Greenland. … More An Oasis of Open Water
SCIENCE Government won’t dispute climate change, but will cast doubt on claimed harms. Next week, barring a last-minute intervention by the Supreme Court, climate change will go to trial for just the second time in U.S. history. In a federal courtroom in Eugene, Oregon, 21 young people are scheduled to face off against the U.S. … More Youth climate trial showcases science