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. flooding in Louisiana
    Earth

    Federal maps underestimate flood risk for tens of millions of people, scientists warn

    New flood maps suggest that the U.S. government underestimates how many people live in floodplains.

  2. Larsen C ice shelf break
    Climate

    The Larsen C ice shelf break has sparked groundbreaking research

    The hubbub over the iceberg that broke off Larsen C may have died down, but scientists are just getting warmed up to study the aftermath.

  3. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai
    Earth

    Watching this newborn island erode could tell us a lot about Mars

    The birth and death of a young volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean may shed light on the origins of volcanoes in Mars’ wetter past.

  4. Halszkaraptor escuilliei
    Paleontology

    This new dinosaur species was one odd duck

    Weird dino swimmer had flipperlike limbs and a swanlike neck.

  5. Hamipterus tianshanensis
    Animals

    Jackpot of fossilized pterosaur eggs unearthed in China

    A treasure trove of pterosaur eggs and embryos gives tantalizing clues to the winged reptile’s early development.

  6. ocean water samples
    Oceans

    In the deep ocean, these bacteria play a key role in trapping carbon

    Mysterious nitrite-oxidizing bacteria capture more carbon than previously thought and may be the primary engine at the base of the deep ocean’s food web.

  7. Hurricane visualization
    Earth

    Watch NASA’s mesmerizing new visualization of the 2017 hurricane season

    Swirls of sand, sea salt and smoke make atmospheric currents visible in a new NASA visualization.

  8. Jakobshavn Glacier in western Greenland
    Climate

    Humans are driving climate change, federal scientists say

    Human influence “extremely likely” to be dominant cause of warming in last 70 years, U.S. climate report finds.

  9. mammoth tusk fossil
    Paleontology

    What male bias in the mammoth fossil record says about the animal’s social groups

    Male woolly mammoths were more often caught in natural traps that preserved their remains, DNA evidence suggests.

  10. the Totten ice shelf
    Earth

    Wind may be driving the melting of East Antarctica’s largest glacier

    Winds may be helping warm ocean waters speed up the melting of East Antarctica’s largest glacier.

  11. Oso landslide
    Earth

    A deadly 2014 landslide’s power came from soils weakened by past slides

    Researchers reconstruct how a hillside failed, producing the deadly 2014 Oso landslide.

  12. Refsnider on Baffin Island
    Climate

    As ice retreats, frozen mosses emerge to tell climate change tale

    Plants long entombed beneath Canadian ice are now emerging, telling a story of warming unprecedented in the history of human civilization.