Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Museum scientist here. You’ve probably heard me talk about how cities can either amplify or dampen extreme heat due to their design, referred to as the “urban heat island effect.” What you haven’t heard me talk about (yet) is new research that builds on previous urban heat island findings to link hotter surface temperatures with the New Deal-era neighborhood ranking system called “redlining.”
Scientists have been watching Earth’s wildfires for some time now and are now seeing how climate change factors into these devastating natural disasters. What have we learned about wildfires?
Before all the science stories of 2020 begin to roll, let’s take a moment to acknowledge some of the big science stories from last year that humanity can now build on in the new year. What were the big science stories of 2019?
Virginia has been making some big strides in solar infrastructure. What Virginia school just made solar news?
In case you haven’t noticed, it's cold out there again! One way to study how our overall climate is doing is by looking at our first frost date of the season. Let's kick this off with today's big question: Why study the first frost date?