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Autumn Reflections

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Some time ago someone asked me: "How on earth do you manage to write complete stories about...NOTHING?!" Well...erhm...lots of fantasy I guess... Tha...

Singing the Methane Blues

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Dr. Sten Odenwald

While everyone else is watching the steadily increasing carbon dioxide levels reach and exceed 400 parts per million (0.04 percent of the atmosphere), another group of scientists have been fretting over the Second Greenhouse Gas: methane.

Chinese Pollution Blows Back to California

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

A recent groundbreaking study led by Chinese and American scientists, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAC), documents how pollution from US- outsourced manufacturing in China blows back to California and the West Coast.

Kia Makarechi

Brooklyn Gets To Bouncing With Kaskade | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Entertainment

Kaskade is America's Best DJ, a point his Atmosphere tour sets out to underscore by pushing past the usual cavalcade of lasers and fireworks that big ...

Did Comets Deliver Earth's Oceans?

David J. Eicher | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science
David J. Eicher

Because comets contain large amounts of water and other ices, the notion that bombardments by comets deposited much of Earth's water has seemed to be almost a measure of faith. But a variety of recent studies place this idea into a somewhat harsh context.

Old Space Probe Sheds New Light On 'Hot Spot' Mystery

Posted 03.20.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon Published: 03/19/2013 02:21 PM EDT on Though Jupiter is shrouded in swirling clouds, its atmosphere has some mysterious...

'Super-Earths' May Not Be So Earth-Like After All

| Posted 02.05.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins Some "super-Earths" will never evolve to resemble our planet, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at seven of these worlds—d...

TONIGHT: Huge Explosion On Sun May Boost Northern Lights

Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 10/08/2012 11:26 AM EDT on A huge explosion on the sun has flung a wave of solar particles toward Earth, an e...

Texas Judge Rules the Sky Belongs to Us All

David Morris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics
David Morris

What a delicious irony if future generations could look back to Texas as the catalyst that ultimately afforded legal protection to the sky.

LOOK: Satellite Spies Strange Iridescent Phenomenon

Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 06/27/2012 02:47 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Glory be. NASA's Aqua satellite caught an arresting image of ...

NASA Explains Magnetosphere With Dazzling New Video

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

The sun sends enormous amounts of energy toward Earth, but why don't coronal mass ejections cause the same type of havoc as they do for Mercury and Ve...

Controversial Climate Technique Could Turn Blue Sky White, Scientists Say

| Lauren Morello | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

The white haze that hangs over many major cities could become a familiar sight everywhere if the world decides to try geoengineering to create a cool...

North Coast Announces New Headliners: Umphrey's, EOTO & More

Posted 05.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's North Coast Music Festival announced the second wave of its lineup Thursday, which includes hometown heroes Umphrey's McGee and a host of ot...

Ancient Rock Helps Unlock Secret Of Planet's Past

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 05/09/2012 06:45 PM EDT on A new look at an ancient volcanic blast on Mars suggests that the Red Planet...

NASA Orbiter Yields Big Surprise About Sand Dunes On Mars

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 05/09/2012 01:15 PM EDT on Towering sand dunes on Mars, once thought to be ancient and unchanging, are...

PHOTOS: North Coast Music Festival Lineup Unveiled

Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's North Coast Music Festival on Tuesday unveiled the initial lineup of acts playing its third-annual edition this Labor Day weekend in Union P...

Children v. Dirty Business

William S. Becker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

On May 11, a group of children will face off against the Obama administration and the NAM, arguing that common law requires governments to protect critical natural resources on behalf of current and future generations.

Better Living Through Chemistry: A Reluctant Scientific and Environmental Hero Moves On

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.16.2012 | Science
Steve Heilig

Rowland was a scientific and environmental hero. But as the Times notes, he demurred from that label -- he just thought he was doing what he had to do, given what he'd learned. Everyone alive can thank him for that.

Saturn Moon Found To Have Oxygen Atmosphere

Posted 03.05.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 03/05/2012 07:15 AM EST on This story was updated at 10 p.m. ET. A NASA spacecraft circling Saturn has...

PHOTOS: Rocket Launched Into Aurora Borealis Makes For Spectacular Photos

Posted 02.21.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 02/21/2012 07:17 AM EST on A team of scientists launched a small rocket into an eye-popping northern ligh...

Atmosphere's 'Became' Is An Intricate Work Of Art

Posted 02.17.2012 | Home

Atmosphere's most recent album The Family Sign is of a different breed. Released in 2011, the album takes on a darker, more introspective tone, less h...

Common, Atmosphere Headline Red Rocks' 1st-Ever Winter Show

AP | By CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 01.20.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Over the decades, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, U2 and hundreds of other acts have played the legendary outdoor stage at Red...

Lindi Ortega Video Exclusive, Plus Chatting With Yo-Yo Ma and Mason Jennings

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Tropical Storm Emily Forms, Takes Aim At Caribbean

AP | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green

ROUSEAU, Dominica — Tropical Storm Emily formed Monday in the eastern Caribbean and lashed islands with heavy rain and winds, as the system move...

WATCH: 96 Ways Of Capturing Loneliness

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 07.19.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

It is some years ago that London-based photographer and filmmaker, Laurence Von Thomas, started his pictorial...