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Here’s exactly how wildfires are polluting our air
Western states face a double whammy of extreme ozone and fine particulate matter levels.
This material uses a physics trick to keep roofs cool in summer and warm in winter
To build a better roof coating, try vanadium oxide.
Trees in the wetlands emit more methane than researchers thought
Wetlands have been identified as one of the most methane-producing areas on the planet.
Biologists vastly underestimated how much whales eat and poop
The creatures' large body size made quantifying their diets and waste an arduous task.
Yemen’s defunct oil tanker could set off a public health crisis
The FSO Safer could spill over a million barrels of oil into the Red Sea at any moment.
La Niña is likely back for another unpredictable winter
Cold, stormy weather and hurricanes could plague the East Coast in the coming months.
Fossilized plants give us hints about what ice age forests may have looked like
Freezing conditions limited what could grow across the supercontinent Pangaea.
This year’s Physics Nobel honors work on the complex systems underlying climate change
From the atomic level to the planetary, these three scientists sorted meaning from chaos.
Humans are pushing into animals’ homes, but nature is as rebellious as ever
Mary Roach on the fuzziest, wildest criminals in the natural world.
To prevent catastrophic global warming, we need to leave fossils fuels in the ground
A majority of reserves must be left alone.