Fast-moving floodwater obliterated sections of major roads through Yellowstone National Park in 2022.
Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service
Yellowstone’s destructive flooding was a taste of the risks ahead in a warming world, and it’s just one example.
Fresh grizzly bear tracks in Yellowstone National Park.
Jacob W. Frank, NPS/Flickr
Parks and refuges are important for conservation, but without connections, they’re like islands. Linking them by protecting land in between makes it possible for wildlife to move over bigger areas.
It’s bacterial biofilms that give the Grand Prismatic Spring its colorful hues.
The vast majority of the bacteria that surround us are not free-floating but prefer to band together in cooperative communities called biofilms. How do biofilms form and cooperate?
I’ve been underestimated for too long.
Earthquake analysis could help us understand the deep structure of volcanoes.
If Campi Flegrei ever goes off, you won’t want to be in Naples - or Europe!
Ever heard of Campi Flegrei? It is a supervolcano in southern Italy. Literally translating as “fields of fire,” only the Yellowstone caldera in the United States has more potential to devastate. The Naples…