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Did you know trees form "guilds"? It looks like they're pretty cooperative.
Trees of different species are caught sharing carbon via fungal symbiotes.
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First new nuclear plant in 20 years is only 4% of the nation's additions.
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The chemical signature of sponges living 100 million years before the Cambrian explosion of life.
Study confirms the forensics of the oldest evidence for animal life.
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Curious about claims that global temperature data are rigged? Or that satellites are the "gold standard"? Here's my deep dive.
How thermometer and satellite data is adjusted and why it must be done.
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My look at how the Nest smart thermostat tries to save energy, and their demand-response program that aims to help utilities shave usage during peaks.
How Nest’s smart thermostat tries to save energy and help the electric grid.
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My visit with a Vermont wind turbine manufacturer.
Ars visits Northern Power Systems to learn what goes into their wind turbines.
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Never really think about where power comes from and who works to bring us energy. Very enlightening 😮
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Will the politicians who have been misusing the satellite data notice?
Data beloved by "skeptics" show February as the warmest month in satellite records.
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Pretty interesting comparison of the 1982 and 2015 floods around St. Louis.
Water rose as much as a meter higher than it would have 30 years ago.
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Powerful stuff from NASA's Piers Sellers, recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer...
I won’t live to see how civilization gets out of this mess. But I have hope.
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In case you were curious what happened at yesterday's Senate hearing, I sat through it for you. Yes, you!
Usual suspects accept Sen. Cruz’s invitation to declare the science unsettled.
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Cruz doesn't believe in man-made climate change because there's nothing in the Bible about man-made climate change. Just keep breeding and consuming. God will rapture us up just before the shit hits the fan. 
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AAAS, ACS, AGU, AMS, ASA, ESA, GSA... a lot of acronyms are not happy.
Letter from seven scientific groups expresses “grave concern.”
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science writer, community college educator, hydrogeologist
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  • Freelance science writer
    Freelance Science Contributor, 2011 - present
  • Madison Area Technical College
    Earth Science Instructor, 2010 - 2013
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
    Hydrogeologist, 2011 - 2013
  • Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
    Hydrogeologist, 2011 - 2013
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slightly differentiated from the legion as Scott K. Johnson
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Hydrogeology, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Geology, Environmental Studies, 2004 - 2008