Alaskan memories inspire climate change work

Ozone Hole Figure

By Grace Finnell-Gudwien and Gabrielle Rancifer Medill Reports Every year as a child, oceanographer Joellen Russell watched the sea ice break apart and float out into the ocean off the shores of Kotzebue, Alaska, a native fishing village about 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle. “You could hear it and smell it before the […]

1 dating method, 3 ecosystems, many clues to pace of climate change

By Grace Finnell-Gudwien Medill Reports Inside caves, lakes and corals, small crystals dot the landscapes and scaffold into majestic pillars up to 4 meters high. These cream- to brown-colored crystal formations not only look beautiful, but they also provide paleoclimate scientists with a time capsule peering into the past — almost as far back as […]