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. aerial photo over the Indonesian island of Lombok

    Artificial intelligence could improve predictions for where quake aftershocks will hit

    Scientists trained an artificial intelligence system to figure out where aftershocks are likely to occur.

  2. Hurricane Katrina

    Chances of an Atlantic hurricane season busier than 2005’s are slim — for now

    The 28 named tropical storms that swirled through the Atlantic Ocean in 2005 is about as many as the region can produce in a year.

  3. magnesite

    Scientists create a mineral in the lab that captures carbon dioxide

    Magnesite takes a long time to form in nature. Now, a team has found a way to speed up the making of the mineral, which can store carbon dioxide.

  4. Cuvier beaked whale

    Beaked whales may frequent a seabed spot marked for mining

    Grooves in the seafloor may signal that whales visit a region that is a prime target for future seabed mining.

  5. Everglades from above

    A freshwater, saltwater tug-of-war is eating away at the Everglades

    Saltwater is winning in the Everglades as sea levels rise and years of redirecting freshwater flow to support agriculture and population growth

  6. Emiliania huxleyi phytoplankton

    Viruses may help phytoplankton make clouds — by tearing the algae apart

    Sick phytoplankton shed their calcium carbonate plates more easily than their healthy counterparts, which could play a role in forming clouds.

  7. Maldives

    Why sea level rise varies from place to place

    The impact of global sea level rise varies regionally, thanks to these factors.

  8. screenshot from The Meg

    What ‘The Meg’ gets wrong — and right — about megalodon sharks

    A paleobiologist helps Science News separate shark fact from fiction in the new Jason Statham film The Meg.

  9. illustration of global dimming

    Global dimming may mitigate warming, but could hurt crop yields

    Injecting a veil of tiny particles into the atmosphere might reduce global warming, but it could also lower crop yields.

  10. lemon shark underwater

    Fossil teeth show how a mass extinction scrambled shark evolution

    The dinosaur-destroying mass extinction event didn’t wipe out sharks, but it did change their fate.

  11. blue diamond

    Rare blue diamonds are born deep in Earth’s mantle

    Rare blue diamonds are among the deepest ever found, and hint at possible pathways for recycling of ocean crust in the mantle.

  12. Dunkleosteus

    An ancient swimming revolution in the oceans may have never happened

    Swimmers may not have suddenly dominated the oceans during the Devonian Period after all: New analyses suggest they took over much more gradually.