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A New Reality Up North

Climate change is dramatically altering life at the top of the world

August 5, 2019 — Mark Fischetti and Katie Peek

It’s Melting: Science on Ice

Glaciologist Elizabeth Case of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University’s Earth Institute takes us out near Juneau, Alaska, to study and live on the shifting ice...

July 21, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

Special Report: What’s Next for the Arctic? 

In 1894 John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh—who later went on to garner the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physics—penned an appreciation in Scientific American about the work of John Tyndall, an Irish physics professor, mathematician, geologist, atmospheric scientist, public lecturer and mountaineer...

July 16, 2019 — Mariette DiChristina
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