Articles by

Matt Simon

Humanity Has Turned Land Itself Into a Menace

Buildings in Russia are crumbling like they’re made of Lego bricks. Alaska spends millions of dollars each...

The World Was Cooler in 2021 Than 2020. That’s Not Good News

Today NASA and NOAA dropped their annual analysis of global temperatures: Last year was tied with 2018...

How Explosives, a Robot, and a Sled Expose a Doomsday Glacier

But the news from Icefin doesn't bode well. Waters warm enough to melt glaciers are swirling around...

Wildfires Are Digging Carbon-Spewing Holes in the Arctic

But that insulation is being undone by climate change, which is heating the Arctic four times as...

2021 Was a Huge Missed Opportunity on Climate Action

Stopping deforestation is another quick fix, Foley says. The rotting trees in dying forests release greenhouse gases,...

How an Aquarium Collects Curious Creatures From the Deep

There are two types of people aboard the research vessel Rachel Carson: There’s me, quite sick and...

See Little Robots Get Swole in This Virtual 'Gym'

If I asked you to design the perfect robot for throwing a block, you’d probably think of...

Your Rooftop Garden Could Be a Solar-Powered Working Farm

Long the territory of cats, weather vanes, and the occasional fiddler, roofs are growing thick with solar...