Nigel the Bird Found Dead Next to the Concrete Partner He Tried to Woo For Years

Twenty years ago, conservationists in New Zealand placed 80 fake gannet birds on Mana Island in an attempt to attract some real-life gannets. But only one bird finally showed up in 2015. That bird, which locals named Nigel, spent years in a futile effort to woo a mate who was made of concrete. But sadly, Nigel has…

The Groundhog Is Only a Little Worse Than an Almanac at Predicting Weather

Predicting the weather is not easy. Right now, we know a few things: Generally, things are getting warmer. If it’s an El Niño year, weather patterns will differ. But ultimately, the weather is a super-complex physics problem with tons of moving pieces that make totally accurate forecasting difficult and reliant on…

New Jersey’s New Governor Is Kicking Chris Christie’s Ass on Climate Change

Bridgegate and being humiliated by Trump came to define former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s eight years in office, which ended in mid-January. But his consistent attacks on progressive climate and environmental policies also seriously tarnished what has traditionally been considered a green state. New Jersey’s new…