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How the new 5G network could wreak havoc on weather forecasts

While Americans are getting a next-generation cellular network — along with all the speed, increased coverage and efficiency it brings — weather forecasts may start to seem eerily familiar. Like 1980s familiar. That’s how badly meteorologists expect the 5G network…

Permafrost decomposes, releases carbon dioxide far quicker than once believed

Permafrost is soil that has remained frozen for at least two years, but some of it is ancient — frozen for tens of thousands of years or more. Since massive amounts of organic material is trapped in permafrost worldwide, scientists…

Violent tornadoes, severe weather rip through Plains, Midwest

[embedded content] Severe storms and devastating tornadoes have wreaked havoc in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas over the past few days. The video above captures the intensity of these storms as storm chaser Connor McCrorey from SevereStudios gets…

The Pliocene called. It wants its CO2 levels back.

Earth’s atmosphere is changing more quickly than ever before in human history, and it’s no secret why. Humans are releasing a flood of greenhouse gases, namely carbon dioxide, into the air by burning fossil fuels. CO2 lingers in the sky…

Is 'global warming' the right term to use?

Whenever there’s a cold snap, a big snowstorm or even just a chilly day in spring, you can hear the smug gloating of climate change naysayers as they titter on sarcastically about global “warming.” For those who care about facts…

What would Earth look like if all the ice melted?

[embedded content] We’ve learned over the past few years that global sea levels are rising at a rapid pace as global warming melts Earth’s ice. The consequence of this much ice melting so quickly is demonstrated in the video above…

How California's improving air quality is putting a dent in the region's dangerous fog

California’s Central Valley is known for occasional bouts of tule fog — a heavy, pea soup-like haze that settles into the area from late fall to early spring. The dense fog sometimes covers the San Francisco Bay area, drifting under…

The bittersweet beauty of Greenland's melting glaciers

In 2015, the United Nations drafted the Paris Agreement, a global plan for lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The long-term goal is to keep the global average temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Meanwhile, the planet’s polar ice…

Most parents want kids to learn about climate change, but most schools don't teach it

A new study paints a glaring divide between what parents want their kids to learn in school and what’s actually being taught. Even more troubling, it’s a subject that affects parents, non-parents, teachers, kids, even birds and bees. That would…

What causes avalanches and mudslides?

Watching an avalanche from afar or via video, it’s hard not to see the tremendous release of snow as beautiful in its own way. But avalanches, and their seasonal cousins, landslides — can be incredibly deadly. Even when they don’t…