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The heat waves that powered the Dust Bowl are now more than twice as likely to happen again

They were called “black blizzards” and “black rollers,” towering billows of dust rising thousands of feet high that became ominous symbols of the catastrophic Dust Bowl that hit the United States during the 1930s. Sweeping across the Great Plains, these…

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There's so much 'green snow' in the Antarctic, you can see it from space

[embedded content] Welcome to the green, green acres of Antarctica. Yes, you read that right. Climate change is dressing up parts of the South Pole in emerald hues, as scientists note ever-widening patches of algae blooms. In a new research…

There's so much 'green snow' in the Antarctic, you can see it from space

[embedded content] Welcome to the green, green acres of Antarctica. Yes, you read that right. Climate change is dressing up parts of the South Pole in emerald hues, as scientists note algae blooms so vast they can be seen from…

Are hurricanes linked to global warming?

Global warming is adding more moisture to the atmosphere, providing more fuel for big storms like hurricanes. But tropical cyclones are extremely complicated. How much can we really link them to human-induced climate change? It depends on the link. We…

The cost of tackling climate change is less than the cost of doing nothing

Two of the biggest myths about climate change have been busted: The first is that we have time to deal with human beings’ impact on our planetary climate system. Time is up and we’re now living with the beginnings of…

Greenhouse gases could fall to levels not seen since WWII

Clear skies ahead. These days, you’ll be forgiven for hoping those words refer to the end of a pandemic that has forced millions to hunker down indoors. But in this case, those clear skies are literal. And when we finally…

Fatal eruption triggered a 'volcanic freeze'

On Dec. 22, 2018, the Anak Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia erupted in a violent display of ash and lava. The event was so powerful that it caused an underwater collapse of the southwest portion of the volcano, reducing its height…

Why did Ecuador's largest waterfall disappear?

Earlier this year, the 500-foot-tall San Rafael waterfall in the Ecuadorian Amazon seemed to vanish. The country’s largest waterfall in both height and volume, its disappearance wasn’t caused by a sudden drop in water levels, but instead because the Coca…

8 things to know about the vernal equinox

The vernal equinox, also known as the spring equinox or the March equinox, occurs on March 19 this year, when the Northern Hemisphere says farewell to winter and ushers in spring. It’s one of two days each year (the other…

We're taking coronavirus seriously. What if we did that with climate change?

In the first episode of the Invisibilia podcast’s sixth season, host Elise Speigel opens by comparing the heartbeat of a human, a black-capped chickadee and an elephant. “The bigger the animal, the slower the tempo of the heart,” Miller points…