Mark Kaufman

‘Alberto’ just became the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season

The National Hurricane Center has named the first storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, precisely one week before the season is expected to begin on June 1....

After attempts at censorship, National Park Service finally releases climate change report

Confederate cannon balls plunged into the brick walls of Fort Sumter at the outset of the Civil War, forcing Union troops to surrender. A century and a half later,...

2018’s hurricane season will be active, but probably not as bad as last year

On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its forecast for the looming 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, and it’ll be an...

Fighting climate change could save the world trillions of dollars

On the White House lawn in June 2017, President Donald Trump announced that “we’re getting out,” referring to his plan to pull the U.S. out of the...

Will the White House sinkhole keep growing?

This week, reporters strolling by the White House lawn noticed a growing depression in the well-manicured grass. The White House called it a sinkhole and after...

Hawaii’s destructive lava flows hit the ocean, making the Big Island bigger

The history of Hawaii is a tale of lava flowing into the sea.  Bounties of fresh lava poured out of the Kilauea volcano’s recently opened fissures this...

Researchers use deep-diving seals to track melting ice sheets in Antarctica

Hefty elephant seals regularly dive more than 2,500 feet underwater, holding their breath for 30 minutes while swimming in the dark, frigid ocean depths. This remarkable...