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Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 at 09:38 PM CDT

The Secret to Shark Sightings Might Just Be Blowing in the Wind

The Secret to Shark Sightings Might Just Be Blowing in the Wind

A forecast of "partly cloudy with a chance of sharks" might actually one day be useful for beachgoers, if a meteorologist's theory connecting shark sightings with wind speed holds true. So far, the data...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 12:14 PM CDT

Endangered List Sought for Delaware Firefly With Double-Green Flash

Endangered List Sought for Delaware Firefly With Double-Green Flash

Peering through the darkness under the faint light of a peach-colored moon, wildlife biologist Jason Davis spots a telltale green flash in the bushes. Quick as a flash himself, Davis arcs a long-handled mesh...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 08:26 AM CDT

Europe Heat Wave Linked to Man-Made Global Warming: Study

Europe Heat Wave Linked to Man-Made Global Warming: Study

The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more likely and intensified by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected...

Monday, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:21 PM CDT

Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said...

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 at 06:05 AM CDT

Study: Airplane Contrails Are Adding to Climate Change

Study: Airplane Contrails Are Adding to Climate Change

Despite conspiracy theories about so-called chemtrails, there’s no evidence that the white plumes seen trailing from high-flying airplanes are part of a secret government program to spray toxic chemicals into...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 12:57 PM CDT

Wind Turbines Above the Linc Disappeared. What Happened?

Wind Turbines Above the Linc Disappeared. What Happened?

The large wind turbines twirled for nearly a decade above Lincoln Financial Field, where the Philadelphia Eagles play home games. Now, they're gone, having disappeared in the last couple months.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 03:57 PM CDT

Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

Throughout June and July, hundreds of wildfires have flared across the Arctic Circle in Alaska, Siberia and Greenland, sending clouds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the air. Fires are common in the...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 12:05 PM CDT

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

Breathing in air pollutants such as particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) increase your risk of developing cardiovascular illnesses such as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 04:55 PM CDT

The Heat Goes on: June Toastiest on Record — July May Follow

The Heat Goes on: June Toastiest on Record — July May Follow

The heat goes on: Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record as the climate keeps going to extremes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 07:52 AM CDT

Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

Take our quiz to see how much you know about green ways to cool your house during these dog days of summer energy consumption.

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