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We caught bacteria from the most pristine air on earth to...

Kathryn Moore, Colorado State University; Jun Uetake, Colorado State University, and Thomas Hill, Colorado State University The Southern Ocean is a vast band of open...

What is a derecho? An atmospheric scientist explains these rare but...

Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University Thunderstorms are common across North America, especially in warm weather months. About 10% of them become severe, meaning they produce...

Winter is coming: 5 essential reads about snow and ice

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation As cold weather settles in across North America, some communities have already started up their snowplows, while others keep watchful eyes...

Adapting cities to a hotter world: 3 essential reads

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Heat waves can be deadly, especially when they combine high temperatures with elevated humidity levels that make the air feel even...

How meteorologists predict the next big hurricane

Mark Bourassa, Florida State University and Vasu Misra, Florida State University Hurricane Florence is heading toward the U.S. coast, right at the height of hurricane...

Is warming in the Arctic behind this year’s crazy winter weather?

Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University Damage from extreme weather events during 2017 racked up the biggest-ever bills for the U.S. Most of these events involved conditions...

How can we predict the hottest year on record when weather...

Michael A. Rawlins, University of Massachusetts Amherst NASA and NOAA jointly reported that 2016 was the warmest year on record. That’s no surprise, as the...

Damaging electric currents in space affect Earth’s equatorial region, not just...

Damaging electric currents in space affect Earth's equatorial region, not just the poles Brett Carter, Boston College and Alexa Halford, Dartmouth College The Earth’s magnetic field...

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Derek W. Black, University of South Carolina With few exceptions, the various Democratic plans for public education share a common theme: more funding, less privatizing. Candidates...