Featured by Philip Kiefer
Australian wildfires fueled an algae bloom bigger than the continent itself
Smoke spread across the Southern Ocean fed iron to the algae, causing a massive boom.
Why Point Reyes’ new land management plan is so controversial
The elk population is in constant tension with the local ranchers who profit off the land.
Why Ida drenched the Northeast—and what that means for future storms
As the planet heats up, hurricanes will become more intense.
New Orleans’ billion-dollar levees survived Hurricane Ida. Can they handle what’s coming?
The new levees, floodwalls, and other upgrades were a multi-billion dollar investment. Here's why they were worth it.
Hurricanes can pack a one-two punch: the storm, then deadly heat
Extreme weather, blackouts, and heatwaves may put more people at risk going forwards.
Streetlights are making caterpillars grow up faster—and that’s a bad thing
Light pollution has some unusual effects.
Our four-legged ancestors evolved from sea to land astonishingly quickly
Paleontologists had to look beyond the fossil record to decipher this puzzle.
You might like Stradivarius violins because worms hate them
Chemicals used to prevent worms and rot seems to have changed the wood's structure.
Why the aftershocks from Haiti’s earthquake could be incredibly destructive
It’s hard to overstate the severity of the unfolding crisis.
The Pacific Northwest is about to have another major heatwave. Is this the new normal?
A “heat dome” is also to blame for this upcoming spike in temperatures.