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Lighter pavement really does cool cities when it’s done right

Hessam AzariJafari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Randolph E. Kirchain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology When heat waves hit, people...

Warming is clearly visible in new US ‘climate normal’ datasets

Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University and Becky Bolinger, Colorado State University Anyone who listens to weather reports has heard...

Wild weather: 4 essential reads about tornadoes and thunderstorms

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Springtime in the U.S. is frequently a season for thunderstorms, which can spawn tornadoes. These...

What exactly is the polar vortex?

Zachary Lawrence, University of Colorado Boulder and Amy Butler, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration At the start of February...

Why does it take longer to fly from east to west...

Skip Bailey, University of Nebraska Omaha Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

What makes the world’s biggest surfable waves?

Sally Warner, Brandeis University On Feb. 11, 2020, Brazilian Maya Gabeira surfed a wave off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal, that was 73.5 feet tall....

Western wildfires are spinning off tornadoes – here’s how fires create...

Charles Jones, University of California, Santa Barbara and Leila Carvalho, University of California, Santa Barbara It might sound like a bad movie, but extreme wildfires...

Why does some rain fall harder than other rain?

Jeffrey B. Halverson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like...

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Curbing climate change: Why it’s so hard to act in time

Timothy H. Dixon, University of South Florida This summer I worked on the Greenland ice sheet, part of a scientific experiment to study surface melting...