David Biello

Dec. 05, 2014

Climate Deal or Not, Fight Against Global Warming Has Begun

Last year, for example, new solar plants outpaced coal installations in the U.S., and carbon-trading schemes across state and national borders have already begun.

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Aug. 26, 2011

NOAA Warns Of Gap In Future Forecasting Abilities

Budget cuts may impair NOAA’s ability to monitor severe weather, such as tornadoes and blizzards.

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Cetacean Science


Mystery Box

How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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