Hawaiian Heat

With climate change forecasts calling for tough times in tropical climates, scientists in America’s tropical paradise of Hawaii are carefully monitoring nature for signs of change, and citizen scientists are helping them find those signs in the ocean’s coral reefs.


Reports From the River

A new blog just debuted that we thought was worth sharing.

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Teens, Frogs & Climate Change

With frogs and other amphibians already dying in large numbers, a group of teenagers is joining other amateur scientists nationwide to gather information on the problem. They’re doing so even as new research shows climate change is likely to worsen the threat. This ScienCentral News video explains.


Teens, Frogs & Climate Change

  With frogs and other amphibians already dying in large numbers, a group of teenagers is joining other amateur scientists nationwide to gather information on the problem. They’re doing so even as new research shows climate change is likely to worsen the threat. This ScienCentral News video explains. [If you cannot see the flash video […]


Don’t Drive to the Earth Day Event: Backyard Climate Blog

Ah, Earth Day, that glorious time of year when we gather to celebrate the planet and recommit ourselves to its preservation – if only it weren’t for that awkward moment when we pull up in front of the flapping green banners and compost bins to park the car.

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Warming Walden

More than 150 years later, researchers are using Thoreau’s records to gather evidence of how the climate has warmed in the area of Walden Pond, in Concord , Massachusetts, a few miles from Boston.


Heat Waves Are Coming: Backyard Climate Blog

It may be hard to believe, but while much of the eastern U.S. was digging out from a series of snowstorms, Earth as a whole was experiencing its ninth warmest February on record.

Image: 2007 US heat wave, courtesy: NASA

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Warming Watersheds: Backyard Climate Blog

The Chesapeake Bay forms the largest estuary in the United States. As such, it provides critical habitats and breeding grounds for thousands of species of fish, birds, mammals, and other wildlife. The changing climate has created new challenges for the Chesapeake that threaten to alter the entire ecology of the Bay.

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Maryland As Window To The World: Backyard Climate Blog

We know global warming is heating the planet, but how do we know if something is happening right in our own backyards due to climate change? This new blog series will look at the local impacts of a global phenomenon.
Image: Maryland Science Center, courtesy: Michael Eckrich-Neubauer http://www.panoramio.com/photo/12916605

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It’s In Your Backyard: The Backyard Climate Blog

We know global warming is heating the planet, but how do we know if something is happening right in our own backyards due to climate change? This new blog series will look at the local impacts of a global phenomenon.
Image: Sunset on Baltimore Harbor

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