The U.S. is gearing up for what looks like another intense wildfire season with blazes across the West after months of drought, a winter without rain, and a changing climate.
Wildfires that smolder underground over the winter only to re-emerge have been on the rise in recent decades, scientists say.
Cats love sitting on any square object, as if drawn by some primordial instinct. A new study shows that the square can even be an optical illusion.
Bigger ships, high demand, and rougher seas are contributing to a spike in cargo being lost, polluting the ocean with plastics and other materials.
A major drought has forced farmers and Indigenous tribes to compete for water in a situation nobody ever wanted.
Humans used nearly three-quarters of the Earth's land 12,000 years ago and colonization and industrialization brought negative effects, new research shows.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded contracts to build and test a nuclear-powered craft with the goal of "rapid maneuver" in space.
Dr. Jennifer Doudna, who discovered CRISPR’s gene-editing power, wants the technology to be standard of care for severe genetic diseases.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a marine biologist and conservation strategist, wants to involve everyone in the work of a better future.
Poet, painter, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann shares an optimistic view of nature even as the human impact on the planet grows larger.
Dr. Daniel Swain studies climate change at UCLA, and is dedicated to helping us understand our warming planet.
Crises are colliding in California, which is experiencing raging wildfires exacerbated by climate change and limited firefighting ability due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reliance on prison labor.