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Wildlife officials are taking radical steps to save Florida’s starving manatees
More than 1,000 manatees have died in Florida this year.
How rescue specialists search for survivors in collapsed buildings
In disasters like Miami, urban search and rescue experts employ resources such as cameras, microphones, and dogs as they work on the pile.
The US is tropicalizing, and you’ve probably already noticed the change
If you've heard about turtles dying in cold snaps, you've heard about this phenomenon.
The first swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes is about to hit the US
The lab-raised insects are expected to pass on a gene that kills disease-transmitting females—but some experts are dubious.
The racial disparities in COVID cases are even more striking than we thought
Here’s everything you need to know this week.
Astronauts explain what it’s like to be ‘shot off the planet’
As NASA and SpaceX prep for a historic launch, two actual rocket scientists reflect on rough Shuttle-era rides into orbit.
Iguanas are falling out of trees in Florida, and it’s completely fine
A recent cold snap is causing a reptile dysfunction.
This harpoon-throwing robot is designed to hunt destructive lionfish
The bot can dive deeper than people to catch the surprisingly tasty invasive species.
2019 has been a record-breaking year for this rare, deadly virus
The Eastern equine encephalitis virus has spread to humans in eight states.
Dorian has regained major hurricane status just in time to pummel the Carolinas
As floods in the Bahamas stymie rescue teams, the US prepares for a similar soaking Thursday night.