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Fossil fuel companies don’t have to clean up their methane emissions anymore
Black mothers face high death rates. Now they have to contend with climate change, too.
Militaries around the world are already rocketing beyond the scope of space law
Trans people’s access to health care is imperiled, but a recent Supreme Court case might help
Landowners say pipelines are being constructed in their backyards with little regard for COVID-19
The US could shift to 90-percent renewable energy by 2035 at no extra cost
Vets, farmers, and zookeepers can help prevent the next pandemic
Wacky weather punched a new hole in the ozone—and it could happen again
Many national parks remain open during the pandemic. The man in charge explains why.
Who’s responsible for containing COVID-19?
The American healthcare system is only making COVID-19 worse
Trump tweets his support for permanently funding a beloved conservation program
The Pentagon aims to bridge the divide between climate believers and deniers
How a simple computer game simulated the dizzying U.S. immigration process
U.S. government ‘retires’ (read removes) detailed pollution map from internet
Boeing puts the brakes on 737 Max production
Motorized bikes are set to hit national forests
Veteran demand for mental healthcare is rising, but the VA isn’t prepared
The U.S. is officially leaving the Paris Climate Accord, but the world is still fighting
Three ways environmentally conscious countries can conquer the fossil fuel industry
What’s big, lives underwater, and fights climate change with its body and booty? Whale give you one guess.
Mammoth ivory may be bad for elephants—but should it be banned?
Roadkill hurts a lot more than just animals. A new bill aims to ease the pain.
Robocalls aren’t dead yet, but the FCC is finally taking aim
Urban forests are dying. Baltimore shows us how to bring them back.
Small shifts can stop climate change—if they happen in the right places
The FDA is finally updating its decades-old mammogram standards
Everything you need to know about the Green New Deal
What the heck is the Green New Deal?
The U.S. keeps causing trouble at a crucial climate change summit
The terrifying new climate change report has one silver lining
What you should know about the new climate change report
Scott Pruitt just resigned as EPA administrator
Best known for aliens and Elvis, this remote town is now at the vanguard of a global revolution
Climate change revealed this U.S. military secret
Millions of Americans can’t stay home with the flu, so it spreads
All the science that made it into the State of the Union
Preventing deforestation might be expensive, but it will cost us more if we don’t
Wyoming is basically trying to outlaw clean energy
Mad About Climate Denial
Global Agreement Reroutes Airline Industry
The White House Sizes Up The Future Of Artificial Intelligence
Do Earth Laws Apply To Mars Colonists?
What You Need To Know About The New Federal Rules For Driverless Cars
What The Brexit Means For Science
Welcome Three New National Monuments In The California Desert
Obama Proposes $3.9 Billion For Autonomous Cars
Campbell Becomes First Major Food Brand To Label GMOs
Water Policy Explained Through Dance Is The Best Thing You Will Watch Today
Space Mining Bill Passes In Congress
Senate Votes To Legalize Space Mining
China Will Launch Cap-And-Trade Program To Limit Carbon Emissions
CVS Expands Over-The-Counter Sales Of Heroin Antidote
Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA
Should Mars Be Independent, Or Just A Colony Of Earth?
The Science Of Decriminalizing Drugs
Watch The SXSW Eco 2014 Conference Live
NASA’s Asteroid Mission Is Dumb, Says NASA Assessment Committee
Iowa City Considers Ban On Crime-Fighting Robots
Congressional Hearing Offers A Sneak Peek At The Future Of Domestic Drone Rules
NSA Chief Confirms U.S. Military’s Right to Return Cyber-Attacks
In Sharp Turn, Obama’s New Nuclear Strategy Ends U.S. Warhead Development
US District Court Says No To Patenting Human Genes
FCC Broadband Plan Promises High-Speed Internet For 100 Million More Americans By 2015