Christopher Joyce

Christopher Joyce appears in the following:

We're Drowning In Plastic Trash. Jenna Jambeck Wants To Save Us

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The engineer views a landfill as a living ecosystem, and the plastic that clogs it as a serious threat that crowds out life and never goes away. Can we eliminate the waste before it smothers us?


Civil War Battlefield 'Limb Pit' Reveals Work Of Combat Surgeons

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Scientists have been analyzing bones first uncovered by a utility crew digging at the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. The remains provide insights into surgery during the Civil War.


Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway'

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they'd never actually witnessed it.


NASA Launching New Satellites To Measure Earth's Lumpy Gravity

Monday, May 21, 2018

The two satellites, which are collectively called GRACE and will replace two retired probes, are one of the most important tools for understanding the effects of climate change.


Warming Waters Push Fish To Cooler Climes, Out Of Some Fishermen's Reach

Thursday, May 17, 2018

From bass to lobster, hundreds of species that live along U.S. coastlines are projected to migrate north over the next 80 years, making them harder to catch and manage. It's already happening.


Record Heat In The Gulf Fueled Hurricane Harvey's Deluge

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New research shows how scorching temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico led to massive rainfall when the storm hit last year. The findings also suggest global warming will make the problem worse.


The Bigger The Mother Fish, The More Babies She Has

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Plus-sized mama fish have a size advantage over their petite counterparts: They can produce more eggs, and those eggs produce larger fish. It's a reminder that protecting big fish matters.


A Temperature Roller Coaster Could Be Coming

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Global warming has so far seen a gradual rise in average temperatures. But that may change, with extreme variations. And poor countries could bear the brunt of it.


New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

Thursday, April 19, 2018

As humans spread around the globe, other big mammals vanished. Researchers believe it's because they were tasty.


As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Extreme weather cost Americans over $300 billion last year. Scientists say climate change will bring more of that. Entrepreneurs and businesses see a new market in gauging risk.


Environmental Group Plans Methane-Tracking Satellite

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Scientists hope MethaneSAT will show where the potent greenhouse gas is coming from. Tracking methane in the air is difficult because it rises and spreads from the source.


Another Place Plastics Are Turning Up: Organic Fertilizer From Food Waste

Friday, April 06, 2018

Turning food waste into fertilizer is popular in parts of Europe and is catching on in the U.S. But tiny plastics are also making their way into that fertilizer — and into the food chain.


Energy Supplies And Prices Have Grown More Unpredictable

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Energy analysts are getting worse at predicting how much oil and gas will come out of the ground in the future, a new study finds.


The Great Pacific Garbage 'Patch' Much Bigger Than Previously Thought

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The most thorough examination of the infamous "Pacific Garbage Patch"-- a floating swath of debris caught in a gyre — shows it's bigger, way bigger, than thought. And it's mostly plastic.


The Trash Patch In The Pacific Is Many Times Bigger Than We Thought

Thursday, March 22, 2018

In total, scientists say there are about 79,000 tons of plastic in this area, which is more than double the size of Texas.


New Report Predicts Rising Tides, More Flooding

Monday, March 05, 2018

The report, obtained by NPR, shows that "sunny-day flooding" may be a regular occurrence in some areas. It sets out to give communities a clear guide to prepare for coastal flooding.


Cave Art May Have Been Handiwork Of Neanderthals

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Scientists say some of the earliest cave art found in Europe was done before humans arrived; thus, Neanderthal art, suggesting that our "brutish" cousins were capable of symbolic thinking.


Seismic Surveys Planned Off U.S. Coast Pose Risk To Marine Life

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Trump administration could give companies permission to set off sonic explosions to explore for oil and gas deposits. Scientists say this could seriously harm marine life.


New Report Shows Weather Disasters In 2017 Cost More Than $300 Billion

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hurricanes, fires and even hail contributed to billions of dollars in damages. The government study also finds that it was among the warmest years on record.


Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

A discovery of the remains of two infants in central Alaska provides evidence of the earliest wave of people to move from Asia into the Americas.