Goodbye, Arctic. Hello, heat stroke and asthma attacks. New climate reports connect the dots between predictions and your life—today.
A massive new federal report describes a country in ecological collapse and infrastructural ruin by 2100. They released it on Black Friday.
Washington voters will likely shoot down a ballot initiative that would tax carbon emissions, but carbon pricing is still likely to reach the US.
A new paper concludes that it takes more than four times as much energy to mine $1 of bitcoin as mining $1 of copper.
The migrants almost certainly do not have smallpox or leprosy, a claim that is just the latest attempt to dehumanize foreigners.
A leaked memo that proposes to eliminate protections for transgender individuals, in part by relying on genetic testing, is deeply problematic.
The phenomenon known as ‘rapid intensification’ used to be rare. With climate change, this most deadly type of hurricane is becoming more common.
North Carolina is being slammed by a succession of disasters triggered by Hurricane Florence. The latest scare is from coal plants, where pools of ash are at risk of spilling into already toxic waters.
Officials are pushing for extreme self-sufficiency when the next hurricane, earthquake, or other catastrophe hits, but the advice can be unclear and impractical.
The climate has changed, and our planet is growing less habitable.
President Trump’s tweet about the death toll in Puerto Rico is worse than a lie. It means we’ll never learn from past disasters, repeating devastating mistakes.
Wildfires would be much less destructive if forests were managed actively, with controlled burns and by culling trees and undergrowth. But someone has to pay for that.
The state’s already ambitious efforts to fight climate change may get more juice—but tech and policy will have to play catch-up.
An attempt to replicate some of the decade’s best research shows some of it … doesn’t.
The scientists warned us about big data and corporate surveillance. They tried to warn *themselves*.
San Francisco and Oakland are suing oil companies for money to protect against sea level rise.
Researchers are building a case that long before the nervous system works, the brain sends crucial bioelectric signals to guide the growth of embryonic tissues.
Dozens of other companies were working on point-of-care blood testing before Theranos, and dozens still are.
Hawking may have been the most famous physicist in the world—not only because he saw the face of the universe, but because he could describe it to the rest of us.
Every fire scientist knows the place where houses meet the wild is dangerous. But people keep putting more houses there.