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Stories by Kelsey Kennedy

Scrubbing Carbon from the Sky

The first direct air capture and storage plant in the world is powered by geothermal heat in Iceland. Is it enough to reach negative carbon emissions? To learn more, read the story here.

January 22, 2019 — Kelsey Kennedy

A Nobel Laureate Explains America's Rigged Economy

The United States has the highest level of economic inequality of any developed country. Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, explains why he thinks the American economy is rigged, and what that means for future generation. To learn more about America's rigged economy and what we can do to fix it, click here.

October 23, 2018 — Deboki Chakravarti and Kelsey Kennedy

How Coastal Communities Are Already Retreating from Rising Seas

When it comes to the unsustainable development of the American coastline, New Jersey owns the honor of being the first and worst. But one town in the state is experimenting with moving a cluster of people out of harm’s way and turning the newly open land into a flood buffer to protect the rest of the community. Read the full story to learn more: "Surrendering to Rising Seas" 

July 26, 2018 — Jen Schwartz and Kelsey Kennedy

Why Don't Bees Celebrate Father's Day?

Drone bees don’t have fathers, but they still have family. Chromosomes are the key to understanding the buzz around a bee’s parents.

June 16, 2018 — Kelsey Kennedy and Tim Palmieri

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine