Featured by Ula Chrobak
The latest summer forecast calls for deadly heat waves
Heat waves are the most dangerous natural disaster—and they kill more people than we previously thought.
Half of the Earth is still free from human impact, but it’s not all good news
Many ecosystems are still at the brink.
Trump’s latest executive order could let agencies shirk environmental responsibility
If projects proceed under the directive, officials would no longer need to fully consider harms to the environment and communities.
Ice sheets can melt much faster than we thought
Thousands of years ago, an Antarctic glacier receded faster than we’ve ever seen, and it has glaciologists rethinking things.
Planting invasive species could make our carbon problem worse
Fast-growing vegetation can reduce carbon stored underground.
Lab-grown algae might help save corals from climate change
Researchers are looking for a way to buy time for reefs.
The pandemic could make cities more bike-friendly—for good
Cities are creating “slow streets” to enable social distancing and prevent surges in traffic when they reopen.
The environment won’t be helped by oil producers declaring bankruptcy
It may just lead to more consumption and fewer investments in renewables.
Air pollution has made the COVID-19 pandemic worse
Both attack our lungs and incite a similar response by the immune system.
Why farmers are forced to let food rot during the shutdown while others go hungry
Our supply chain can’t adapt this quickly.