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The Discovery for the Fungi-Sphere: How Mushrooms are Changing the World’s Winds

12/30/2013 // By Drew Hendricks

For centuries humankind has explored the mystery and power of fungi, a vast class of organisms that have been culturally, spiritually, ecologically, biologically, and gastronomically significant throughout the ages. Read more >

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The Forecast Calls For Play

6/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

Guest post by Holly A. How many perfect-weather days do you get every year where you live? Where I live in southern Florida, I’d estimate the number would be 75 days. Now think about what it would be like to […] Read more >

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Dirt, Bugs, and Raindrops, Oh My!

3/27/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Alyson Weinberg There’s a lot of talk these days of “thinking outside the box.” Whether for kids in the classroom or companies in the marketplace, it’s an ability to be cultivated. People who think outside the box are […] Read more >

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Photo of the Day: Lightning

4/16/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

  This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.   Read more >

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12 Ways Nature Can Help You Forecast Weather

3/12/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The weather. Wherever you go, there it is, sometimes adding perfection to a day or night, sometimes ruining the best laid plans. But to be forewarned is to be forearmed, if by armed you mean having a rain suit at […] Read more >

Cherry blossoms in the Washington, DC area captured on February 4, 2012 (Kelly Senser)

Wildlife Finding the Warm Winter Rather Bewildering

2/6/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

  Punxsutawney Phil might think we have 6 more weeks of winter, but the geese, daffodils, and mosquitoes have a different idea. Across the continental United States, people are noticing that it’s been unseasonably warm this winter. My colleague Tony Iallonardo […] Read more >

Smile, Planet, You’re on NPP

12/14/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Almost two months ago a new environmental-observing satellite, NPP, hitched a ride on the United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket into earth’s orbit and data is already coming back to earth. The NPP carries five instruments set to collect daily […] Read more >

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Why we need a National Climate Service

4/20/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Since 1870 the National Weather Service, a branch of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), helps protect our lives and property from a tornado or other severe weather event. Even if you get weather information from your local TV meteorologist […] Read more >

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NWF@AMS: Connecting Climate, Weather & Wildlife

1/23/2011 // By Miles Grant

What role do meteorologists have to play in educating Americans about the climate crisis? Read more >

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Media’s Coverage of Climate & Extreme Weather: Partly Cloudy

1/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

Global warming’s impact on extreme weather is coming into focus – but media’s reporting on the issue is sometimes cloudy. Read more >

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