Slushy wave off coast of Nantucket

EarthzineEarth Observation, Water, Would You Believe?

View larger. As you well know if you live there, the eastern United States has been in a deep freeze throughout February, 2015. Wave after wave of ice and snowstorms have hit the region, and NASA says that hundreds (maybe thousands) of records have been set for daily low temperatures. Now, from a photographer and surfer in Nantucket, Jonathan Nimerfroh, … Read More

This date in science: First woman in space

Amanda Lewanspace exploration, Would You Believe?

Originally Published by EarthSky – June 16, 1963. Under the call name “Chaika” (Seagull), Valentina Tereshkova launched solo aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963 to become the first woman in space. Part of her mission was to compare how the female body reacted in space to data collected in two years of male-only missions. She spent nearly 71 hours in space, orbiting the Earth 48 times.

Scientists Find Killer Fungus That Attacks Poison Ivy

Amanda LewanWould You Believe?

Originally Published by Environmental Science – BLACKSBURG, Virginia, June 12, 2014 (ENS) – The poison ivy itch of summer could become a thing of the past for the millions of people who are allergic to the plant if the findings by Virginia Tech researchers are commercialized.

2013 review: The year in environment

EarthzineWould You Believe?

Originally Published by New Scientist – This year may turn out to have been a turning point for the environment. Behind the usual headlines, there were some unprecedented developments.