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. Climate

    Warm tropical Atlantic waters juiced the 2017 hurricane season

    Anomalously warm ocean waters in the tropical Atlantic Ocean drove 2017’s hurricane powerhouses.

  2. Earth

    Christopher Hamilton explores the architecture of other worlds

    Planetary scientist Christopher Hamilton uses Earth’s volcanic structures are a blueprint for how lava shapes other worlds.

  3. Paleontology

    Cholesterol traces suggest these mysterious fossils were animals, not fungi

    Traces of cholesterol still clinging to a group of enigmatic Ediacaran fossils suggests the weird critters were animals, not fungi or lichen.

  4. Climate

    Here’s how climate change is fueling Hurricane Florence

    Scientists take a stab at predicting climate change’s influence on Hurricane Florence.

  5. Earth

    Sea level rise doesn’t necessarily spell doom for coastal wetlands

    Wetlands can survive and even thrive despite rising sea levels — if humans give them room to grow.

  6. Oceans

    A massive net is being deployed to pick up plastic in the Pacific

    As the Ocean Cleanup project embarks, critics remain unconvinced that scooping up debris is the best way to solve the ocean’s plastic problem.

  7. Earth

    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.

  8. Climate

    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.

  9. Earth

    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.

  10. Oceans

    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.

  11. Ecosystems

    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

  12. Oceans

    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.