Carolyn is the Earth & Climate writer at Science News. Previously she worked at Science magazine for six years, both as a reporter covering paleontology and polar science and as the editor of the news in brief section. Before that she was a reporter and editor at EARTH magazine. She has bachelor’s degrees in Geology and European History and a Ph.D. in marine geochemistry from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She’s also a former Science News intern.

All Stories by Carolyn Gramling

  1. Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey
    Climate

    Tropical cyclones have slowed over the last 70 years

    Tropical cyclones are moving 10 percent slower, on average, than they did in the mid-20th century, potentially making them more dangerous.

  2. tetrapod illustration
    Animals

    The first land-walking vertebrates may have emerged from salty estuaries

    Early tetrapods were transitional creatures — not only between land and water, but also between fresh and salty environments.

  3. honeybee
    Earth

    Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees C helps most species hold their ground

    Holding global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 could help protect tens of thousands of insect, plant and vertebrate species.

  4. Kilauea volcano
    Earth

    No, Kilauea won’t cause mass destruction

    A steam explosion at Kilauea isn’t anything like the explosive eruptions of certain other volcanoes.

  5. Paleontology

    Here’s how hefty dinosaurs sat on their eggs without crushing them

    Some heavier dinos had a strategy to keep eggs warm without crushing them: sit in an opening in the middle of the clutch instead of on top of them.

  6. lava on road
    Earth

    How long will Kilauea’s eruption last?

    A volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Survey answers burning questions about the ongoing Kilauea eruption.

  7. Climate

    Globetrotting tourists are leaving a giant carbon footprint on the Earth

    Globetrotters are responsible for about 8 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

  8. Ichthyornis dispar skull and illustration
    Animals

    This ancient fowl bit like a dinosaur and pecked like a bird

    A new fossil of Ichthyornis dispar helped scientists create a 3-D reconstruction of the ancient bird’s skull, shedding light on early bird evolution.

  9. Pohang quake damage
    Earth

    Pumping water underground for power may have triggered South Korean quake

    A 2017 South Korean earthquake may have been caused by human activities, two new studies suggest.

  10. swimming brine shrimp
    Oceans

    Masses of shrimp and krill may play a huge role in mixing oceans

    Hoards of migrating shrimp and krill can cause large-scale turbulence in the ocean, a new study suggests.

  11. cargo ship
    Climate

    Cargo ships must cut their emissions in half by 2050

    A new international agreement places a cap on greenhouse gas emissions from international cargo ships.

  12. kelp forest
    Oceans

    Ocean heat waves are becoming more common and lasting longer

    Over the last 100 years, the world’s oceans have sweltered through a rising number of heat waves.