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. fracked well
    Earth

    Volume of fracking fluid pumped underground tied to Canada quakes

    Study links volume of fracking fluid injected underground with hundreds of quakes in central Canada, and not the rate at which the fluids were injected.

  2. daphnia
    Climate

    Rising CO2 in lakes could keep water fleas from raising their spiky defenses

    Rising CO2 in freshwaters may change how predators and prey interact in lakes.

  3. Earth's ionosphere
    Planetary Science

    NASA is headed to Earth’s outermost edge

    NASA’s upcoming GOLD mission will study the charged border between Earth and space.

  4. Yellowstone
    Earth

    A sinking, melting ancient tectonic plate may fuel Yellowstone’s supervolcano

    The subduction of an ancient tectonic plate may be the driving force behind Yellowstone’s volcanic eruptions.

  5. Climate

    These weather events turned extreme thanks to human-driven climate change

    Ruling out natural variability, scientists say several of 2016’s extreme weather events wouldn’t have happened without human-caused climate change.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Halszkaraptor escuilliei
    Paleontology

    This new dinosaur species was one odd duck

    Weird dino swimmer had flipperlike limbs and a swanlike neck.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.