earth

ozone layer
ozone layer

China’s Construction Industry Is Putting Earth’s Ozone Layer Back At Risk

A rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a substance banned by the Montreal Protocol, prompted environmental investigators to find the source.
Becky Ferreira
7.9.18
team earth
team earth

Stop Saying 'Humans Suck' Because of Climate Change, Says Astrobiologist

Adam Frank’s new book Light of the Stars explores how the search for intelligent alien life in the universe can help humans combat climate change on Earth.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.18
Dig Deep
Dig Deep

The Geoduck Diver

Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.
Brian Anderson
4.14.18
Capture Loops
Capture Loops

Oregon Wants to Kill More Federally-Protected Sea Lions to Save Endangered Fish

A case study in the unforeseen consequences of well-meaning attempts at wildlife conservation in the Pacific Northwest, so protective as to be counterproductive.
Leslie Nemo
4.7.18
Google Earth
Google Earth

This Trippy Google Earth Animation Shows All the Patterns Humans Make Around the World

Páraic McGloughlin turned man-made patterns into a high-speed kaleidoscope of earth.
Samantha Cole
3.20.18
environment
environment

The Sinking Brothel

The sex workers of Banishanta, an island on Bangladesh’s southwestern coast, stand to be washed away by rising sea levels.
Matthew Bremner
2.24.18
Extractions
Extractions

The Plan to Build a Gold Mine on a Seismic Fault in Greece

“The problem is that we can never predict when an earthquake can strike.”
Sarah Souli
2.1.18
choked
choked

11 Billion Pieces of Plastic Are Making Coral Reefs Sick

Plastic is suffocating and infecting coral reefs.
Rebecca Flowers
1.29.18
2070
2070

Half-Assed Solar Geoengineering Is Worse Than Climate Change Itself

A cautionary tale for messing with the environment.
Rebecca Flowers
1.23.18
climate change
climate change

Coral Bleaching Is the New Normal

A true representation of the Anthropocene.
Rebecca Flowers
1.8.18
Get the Net
Get the Net

This ‘Ancient Shark’ With 300 Teeth Is More Common Than You’d Think

Frilled shark appreciation post.
Samantha Cole
11.13.17
Outer Limits
Outer Limits

Hong Kong’s Government Is Spending Billions Taking Land from the Sea

The scale of land reclamation in the semi-autonomous territory is revving up to unprecedented heights.
Justin Heifetz​​
11.10.17