Carolyn Gramling

Earth & Climate Writer, Science News

Carolyn is the Earth & Climate writer at Science News. Previously she worked at Science magazine for six years, both as a reporter covering paleontology and polar science and as the editor of the news in brief section. Before that she was a reporter and editor at EARTH magazine. She has bachelor’s degrees in Geology and European History and a Ph.D. in marine geochemistry from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She’s also a former Science News intern.

All Stories by Carolyn Gramling

  1. Earth

    After erupting, one volcano sings a unique ‘song’

    After a strong eruption in 2015, one Ecuadoran volcano “rang like a bell.”

  2. Climate

    Tropical cyclones are getting more sluggish

    Hurricanes and other storms are traveling more slowly than they used to. That might mean even more rainfall for communities they batter.

  3. Fossils

    This extinct bird boasted dinosaur-like teeth

    Fossil skulls from an ancient bird shows this flyer had a beak — but dino-like chompers to chew through its prey.

  4. Fossils

    Hefty dinosaurs had a trick for sitting on eggs safely

    To keep their eggs warm without squashing them, some heavy dinosaurs laid eggs in a ring and sat in a space at the middle.

  5. Oceans

    Small swimmers may play huge role in churning the seas

    Hoards of migrating shrimp and krill can cause large-scale water movements in the ocean, a new study suggests.

  6. Oceans

    Ocean heat waves are on the rise — and killing coral

    Ocean heat waves are becoming hotter and more frequent. And one can be blamed for the 2016 coral deaths on the Great Barrier Reef.

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    How long will Kilauea’s new eruption last?

    A government volcano expert answers burning questions about the ongoing Kilauea eruption.

  8. Oceans

    More than half the world’s ocean area is actively fished

    Fleets harvest fish from 55 percent of the world’s total ocean area. Just a handful of countries play an outsized role fishing the open ocean, far from coasts.

  9. Life

    Defining a dinosaur is now far harder

    New fossil finds are making it difficult to say for certain what makes dinosaurs unique.

  10. Climate

    Super-tiny pollutants may help fire up fierce storms

    Tiny pollutant particles floating in air may help create clouds and wind, strengthening storms.

  11. Animals

    Rising carbon dioxide could leave tiny lake dwellers defenseless

    Rising carbon dioxide in freshwater lakes may change how predators and prey interact.

  12. Fossils

    Jackpot! Hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs unearthed in China

    A trove of fossilized pterosaur eggs and embryos offer tantalizing clues to the winged reptiles’ early development.