Environmental Science

Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions

Jun 25, 2019

Wildfires in the Western US are churning out waves of unhealthy smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to cause a spike in premature deaths as climate change makes the blazes worse

Scientists predicting record dead zone in Chesapeake Bay

Jun 21, 2019

Some ecologists at the University of Maryland are worried that a large spot of low oxygen in the Chesapeake Bay could harm the state's seafood industry

EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve

Jun 19, 2019

The Trump administration has carried out a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

Emails: Trump official consulting climate change rejecters

Jun 14, 2019

Emails show a Trump administration national security official seeking help crafting challenges to climate change science from advisers with a controversial think tank

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

May 22, 2019

Children's health researchers say long-running studies credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution are in jeopardy or shutting because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to continued funding

Many online climate change lessons are actually junk

May 15, 2019

Teachers report having to sift through junk science and misinformation as they work to teach their students about climate change

Science Says: Why biodiversity matters to you

May 7, 2019

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, but scientists say the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous ways

UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of other species

May 6, 2019

A new United Nations science report says nature is in trouble and 1 million species of plants and animals are at risk of going extinct

Major emperor penguin breeding ground gone barren since 2016

Apr 24, 2019

A new study finds that since 2016 almost nothing is being born at Antarctica's second biggest breeding ground for emperor penguins

Americans' energy use surges despite climate change concern

Apr 18, 2019

A surge in use of climate-changing fossil fuels has driven Americans' energy use to a record high

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