Climate Crisis

and I feel fine

The Doomsday Clock is now at 90 seconds to midnight — here's what that means

Climate Crisis

Elephants could be key to saving the planet — here’s why

Wacky weather

Time lapse shows shocking temperature changes between December and January

Planet in Peril

Almost half of land animals will soon face extreme heat — here's why that's so scary

Innovation

An ambitious plan could help repair one of California’s biggest ecological catastrophes

hot hot hot

Look: 5 charts reveal how hot 2022 was in new detail

What They Knew

This oil giant accurately predicted global warming — and still lied about it

Climate Crisis

At least half the world’s glaciers could disappear — and that’s under the best-case scenario

Science

This insidious urban wildfire health risk happens after the fires stop

Tree Time

Can we map every tree in the world? AI tech could help get us there

Breakthrough Awards

This ecologist is on a mission to save Earth’s microbiome — and he’s closer than ever

Science

Why pink snow could spell peril for the American West

HORIZONS

An electric jumbo jet could arrive in a decade with the help of hydrogen

'Tis the Season

What Christmas tree is best for the environment? Here’s what forestry experts say you should buy

Landlocked

The world is addicted to soy — in Paraguay, these farmers pay the ultimate price

Landlocked

In Paraguay, cows offer a way out of poverty — and perhaps a greater peril

Landlocked

Why yerba mate may be one of Paraguay’s greatest gifts — or its curse

Culture

Landlocked

Wild World

Groundbreaking 2-million-year-old DNA discovery could hint at the future of Earth

Science

The wreckage of ancient hurricanes could predict future storms

Science

Can’t stand the rain? A meteorologist debunks 5 misconceptions about wet weather

Innovation

Concrete built the world for at least 2,000 years — now, it must adapt or crumble

Nom Nom

Can I feed my pet only dry food? Why the answer is different for cats and dogs

Science

Ready for extreme snow? What NY's storms reveal about winter weather

Climate Crisis

We might exceed this major climate tipping point in nine years

This week in science

Artemis targets November launch and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Climate crisis

Look! The Siberian Arctic is on fire and the impact could be devastating

Science

Cities are getting so hot it’s deadly — can we fix it?

Opinion

Wildfire smoke may warm the Earth for longer than we thought

Going, going, gone

Shocking report finds more than a dozen famous sites will lose their glaciers by 2050

Climate Crisis

One of the coldest places on Earth is on fire — and it’s getting worse

Climate Crisis

Climate change could make an unexpected remote region a breeding ground for pandemics

A little drizzle

5 years ago, the silliest disaster movie ever set an unintended precedent

Bahhh

This unusual behavior from sheep and goats could reveal future climate troubles

Clean Water Act

50 years ago, the Clean Water Act promised to fix America’s water. Did it succeed?

Science

The Moon has been trying to escape Earth for aeons, new research suggests

Science

Are biofuels actually green? Alternatives to gasoline generate heated scientific debate

Science

Spiked wind speed and even higher storm surges: What a warmer world means for hurricanes

Science

Scientists predicted how much higher seas will rise due to ice melt — it's grim

Science

New study calls a major Mars water theory into question

HORIZONS

This is how scientists will predict the next massive hurricane

Aftermath

Hurricane Ian: 12 aerial views of Florida show the extent of the storm's damage

Science

Earth's microbiome could be the key to saving our planet

Science

Climate change could make one household pest increase its path of destruction

Science

Even if geoengineering worked, over half the world could keep heating up

Innovation

EV ownership has a racial gap — one major change could bridge the divide

Culture

Why Patagonia’s “purpose” model reveals fashion’s biggest hurdle to sustainability

Books

Scientists may have already discovered a “miracle” fix for climate change

Reel Science

5 lessons from the most iconic climate documentary of all time

Destruction

Hurricane Ian: 11 shocking images show September's worst storms from space