It's an ecological disaster, but my research shows we should not lose hope.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~6 min
Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~10 min
New findings boost chances of finding life on Mars, but there are better candidates in the solar system.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
Warmer waters, heavier storms and nutrient pollution are a triple threat to Great Lakes cities' drinking water. The solution: Cutting nutrient releases and installing systems to filter runoff.
April 29, 2020 • ~11 min
Climate change is making extreme weather events, both hot and cold, more frequent across the Great Lakes region. Weatherizing low-income residents' homes is an important way to prepare.
April 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
March 18, 2020 • ~8 min
"For 50 years, what's called 'the phosphate problem,' has plagued studies on the origin of life." New research may solve it.
Dec. 31, 2019 • ~5 min
Mars once had salt lakes, similar to some on Earth. Scientists now have an idea as to what happened to them.
Oct. 15, 2019 • ~4 min
Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest, cleanest lakes in the US, shows how that the issue of microplastics goes way beyond the oceans.
Aug. 8, 2019 • ~3 min
The Dead Sea's salty summer "snow" has been a mystery, but new research explains what's going on.
Aug. 5, 2019 • ~5 min