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Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison is a Norfolk, Va.-based freelance writer who has covered the environment, science and other topics on four continents for Smithsonian, National Wildlife, The New York Times and numerous other publications. He has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Alligator River Refuge Rolls Back From Rising Sea

As coastlines are battered by rising seas, staff at North Carolina’s Alligator River Wildlife Refuge look for ways to make an orderly retreat.

Can Hurricanes Be Predicted Decades in Advance?

The rapidly growing field of paleotempestology lays the foundation for reliable hurricane predictions a decade or more into the future.

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Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014