10 times sharks made our jaws drop in 2020

Sharks will never stop amazing us — from mysterious and massive whale sharks to intimidating and impressive great whites. Even sharks that don’t exist anymore, like the mammoth megalodon, never cease to astonish. We know you love sharks just as much as we do, so here are 10 awesome things we learned about sharks this […]

Nor’easter could drop a foot of snow on New England

A gusty winter storm will hit the East Coast on Thursday (Dec. 17) and drop more snow than much of New England saw all last year. “This is going to be a significant snowstorm — the biggest snowstorm that we’ve had in the Northeast for a couple of years,” meteorologist Ari Sarsalari said Dec. 16 […]

The pandemic led to a record drop in carbon emissions

Emissions slowed this year, but not nearly enough. (Troy Squillaci/Pexels/) When COVID-19 lockdowns were at their peak earlier this year, data from several countries showed that those restrictions had an unintentional benefit: clearing the air. In China, Europe, and the US, researchers reported huge drops in air pollutants. At the time, it wasn’t clear what […]

COVID lockdown causes record drop in CO2 emissions for 2020

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The global COVID-19 lockdowns caused fossil carbon dioxide emissions to decline by an estimated 2.4 billion tonnes in 2020—a record drop according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA), University of Exeter and the Global Carbon Project. The fall is considerably larger than previous significant decreases—0.5 (in 1981 and […]

Pediatric ER saw steep drop in asthma visits during spring COVID-19 lockdown

IMAGE: There was a steep drop in pediatric asthma visits to one ER during COVID-19 lockdown. view more  Credit: ATS Dec. 4, 2020– A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society discusses a steep drop off from prior years in asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits at Boston Children’s Hospital during the […]