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

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    How long will Kilauea’s new eruption last?

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

  2. 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.

  3. Life

    Defining a dinosaur is now far harder

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

  4. Climate

    Super-tiny pollutants may help fire up fierce storms

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

  5. Animals

    Rising carbon dioxide could leave tiny lake dwellers defenseless

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

  6. 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.

  7. Climate

    Scientists at last link some extreme weather to human activities

    Scientists say that research shows several of 2016’s extreme weather events would never have happened without the help of human-caused climate change.

  8. Fossils

    Weird new dino looked more like a duck

    A weird new dinosaur species resembled a duck.

  9. Animals

    Tiny T. rex arms were built for combat

    The fearsome T. rex had more than a mouth full of killer teeth. Its relatively tiny arms also could have served in close combat as powerful slashers.

  10. Environment

    Tropics may now emit more carbon dioxide than they absorb

    Analyses of satellite images suggest that degraded forests now release more carbon than they store.