How Norway is using oil and gas riches to engineer a future in emission-free seafaring.
Want to feel better about climate change? Last week’s climate summit showed that the most ambitious action isn’t happening on the national scale—it’s cities and states that are leading the way.
Miami, Shanghai, Osaka and scores of other cities could be mostly underwater in 100 years. What's our plan?
Thousands of people were killed by Hurricane Maria. But the Puerto Rican government has only publicly identified 64 victims.
A new study suggests Proxima Centauri could sustain liquid water on its surface
How the politics of storm preparation reveal whose lives matter and who gets left behind.
Thanks to technology, weather reporting has made some pretty massive leaps and bounds.
This morning, Trump tweeted out a conspiracy theory that the official death count attributed to Maria was inflated by Democrats to make him look bad. In case it's not already clear to you, President Trump's understanding of Hurricane Maria's death toll is garbage.
Florence spent the weekend battering the Carolinas with its damaging winds, heavy rains and dangerous storm surge, and it's left record flooding and stranded citizens in its wake.
It’s been hard to get your hands on David R. Bunch’s best-known work for almost half a century now. Most of the Moderan stories—linked, fable-like tales written in an experimental mode, set on an Earth ravaged by nuclear holocaust—were originally published during the 1960s and 1970s in magazines and later gathered in the original Moderan volume, long out of print. Yet, in the years since his most prolific period, the nightmarish dystopia he imagined has begun to look increasingly prescient, even...
The games of today still often focus on victory at all costs. A growing collaboration between scientists and game developers could mean the games of the future take realism to a whole new level.
From cod to clingfilm, the advice we’re given can often be confusing. If you’re serious about eating green, here are some straightforward solutions
A veteran conservationist reckons with his career studying animals in the most extreme places on earth.
The evidence is in: Urban trees improve air and water quality, reduce energy costs, and improve human health, even as they offer the benefit of storing carbon. And in cities across the country, they are disappearing.
Earl Swift’s "Chesapeake Requiem" is unflinching about sea-level rise, but careful not to belittle the beliefs of those at the heart of the calamity.
“What we’re talking about here are the kinds of changes that disrupt everybody’s lives" paleoecologist Scott Wing said.
From Boston to Hartford and Albany to Portland, population centers in the Northeast United States have staggered through unheard of humidity levels in the summer. August has been unforgiving, almost from start to finish.
The story of a map, a bayou and hundreds of millions of dollars in development.
It’s called Science for the People, and its awareness of how science fits into policy and politics is deeply necessary in 2018.
We all know climate change is bad. But there's nothing like a well-crafted data visualization to make you cower in fear about just how bad it is.
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