Christopher Joyce

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40 Years Ago, NASA Launched Message To Aliens Into Deep Space

Friday, August 11, 2017

Forty years ago, NASA launched two Voyager spacecraft into deep space. Onboard both were gold discs with music, greetings and sounds from Earth — a message to aliens. Ann Druyan, the creative director of the project, talks about how they decided what message to put in the interstellar bottle.

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Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A comprehensive government report on climate change has leaked to the public. The report clearly states that humans are changing the climate, and the consequences could be serious. Those views are at odds with statements by many in the Trump administration.

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Mapping Coastal Flood Risk Lags Behind Sea Level Rise

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Federal maps help determine who on the coast must buy flood insurance, but many don't include the latest data. Maryland is now making its own flood maps, so homeowners can see if they're at risk.

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Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A researcher tallied how much has been manufactured since plastic's invention: "Eight point three billion metric tons of plastics produced so far. That's just really a staggering amount."

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New Research Suggests Why Mid-Sized Animals Are The Fastest

Monday, July 17, 2017

New research suggests the biggest animals run out of fuel for their fast-twitch muscles before they reach the maximum speed their bodies could achieve. Animals like cheetahs are born to run fast.

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If It Walks Like An Ant, You Probably Wouldn't Eat It — Or So These Spiders Hope

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A scientist discovers how some spiders go undercover as a less delicious species to evade predators.

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Scientists Discover Sneaky Spider That Fools Predators

Thursday, July 13, 2017

It's a dog eat dog world out there in nature. One way not to get eaten is to look like something else that's not tasty. Now scientists have discovered a spider that fools predators by not only looking like a nasty ant, but actually walking like one.

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Researchers Analyze Economic Impact Of Climate Change In The U.S.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A team of scientists and economists claims they've come up with the most thorough analysis of the cost of climate change in the U.S. Most of the country will suffer economic loss in addition to higher mortality from heat waves and loss of agriculture productivity by 2100. But like all predictions far into the future, this one has a wide range of outcomes and could be overshadowed by new technology still to be invented.

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Mapping The Potential Economic Effects Of Climate Change

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Scientists and economists predict what parts of the U.S. may get hit hardest by climate change. A new study goes county by county to gauge the potential cost of global warming.

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How Do Eggs Get Their Shapes? Scientists Think They've Cracked It

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Eggs evolved over 300 million years ago and now come in all kinds of shapes, from Tic Tacs to teardrops to pingpong balls. After studying some 50,000 eggs, a team of researchers thinks it knows why.

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315,000-Year-Old Fossils From Morocco Could Be Earliest Recorded Homo Sapiens

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Scientists who found the fossils believe they are the remains of five people and far older than all previous finds. But how do the remains really fit into the bushy family tree of modern humans?

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Morning News Brief: U.S. Pulls Out Of International Climate Accord

Friday, June 02, 2017

President Trump played to his base, ignored the advice of scientists, industry titans and world leaders and pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement.

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What Are The Ramifications Of The U.S. Leaving The Climate Accord?

Friday, June 02, 2017

President Trump announced on Thursday that the U.S. will leave the Paris climate deal. They are many things that could be affected by that decision, we explain.

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President Trump Decides To Pull U.S. Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

Thursday, June 01, 2017

President Trump announced Thursday the U.S. will leave the Paris agreement. The decision is likely to have a big impact on both the climate and environmental policy around the world.

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President Trump Expected To Make Decision On Paris Climate Accord

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

President Trump is expected to make a decision regarding whether or not the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord. NPR takes a look at the potential political and environmental impacts of leaving the agreement.

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Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Today President Trump is at the G7 summit and high on the agenda is climate change. Many world leaders are imploring Trump stay in the global climate agreement, but emissions are going down already.

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Trump's Budget Would Eliminate A Key Funder Of Research On Coastal Pollution

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Sea Grant program, which funds research on coastal environments, is slated by White House for elimination in 2018. If it goes, a project that finds leaking septic tanks goes down the drain, too.

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America's Protected Natural Areas Are Polluted, By Noise

Thursday, May 04, 2017

A new survey shows that the sound of cars and planes and other forms of noise pollution are rampant across the American wilderness. In many cases, man-made noise is drowning out the background sounds.

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Environmentalists, Coal Companies Rally Around Technology To Clean Up Coal

Monday, May 01, 2017

The industry has been in decline for years, partly because burning coal creates CO2 and warms the atmosphere. But there's a way to capture it — which has drawn praise from traditional enemies.

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New Evidence Suggests Humans Arrived In The Americas Far Earlier Than Thought

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Until now, the earliest signs of humans in the Americas dated back about 15,000 years. But new research puts people in California 130,000 years ago. Experts are wondering whether to believe it.

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