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

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.

The Forecast Calls For Play

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 …

Dirt, Bugs, and Raindrops, Oh My!

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 …

Lightning over Norris Lake, Tennessee

Photo of the Day: Lightning

  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 …

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12 Ways Nature Can Help You Forecast Weather

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, …

Wildlife Finding the Warm Winter Rather Bewildering

  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 …

Smile, Planet, You’re on NPP

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 …

Why we need a National Climate Service

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 …

NWF@AMS: Connecting Climate, Weather & Wildlife

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

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

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

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