Emma Fidel

Invasive species

Fire Ants Are Invading Hawaii, so Helicopters Are Blasting Them With Birth Control

The ants are blinding pets and torturing farmworkers: “It was like a whole piece of my body was getting lit on fire”
Katherine Tutrone
Emma Fidel
Michael Shade
5.26.20
coronavirus animals

Coronavirus Spreading From Humans to Wild Animals Would Be Like ‘Opening Pandora’s Box’

Even the coolest cats and kittens can get the coronavirus.
Emma Fidel
4.30.20
Hollywood

The Writers and Directors Who Saw Coronavirus Coming

Spending years crafting a pandemic doesn’t quite prepare you for living through one.
Emma Fidel
James Hamilton
4.22.20
climate

These Botanists Are Searching for Endangered Plants With Drones — Then Scaling Cliffs to Save Them

Meet Hawaii's Indiana Joneses of rare plant conservation.
Katherine Tutrone
Emma Fidel
Michael Shade
2.26.20
Coronavirus

Here’s How Scientists Think Coronavirus Spreads From Bats to Humans

Bats carry tons of viruses, but they don't usually get sick from them.
Emma Fidel
2.13.20
climate change

The Scientist Hunting for Cave Crystals to Understand Climate Change

These 30,000-year-old crystals formed when permafrost melted in the last Ice Age.
Emma Fidel
Katherine Tutrone
Brittany Ross
12.9.19

Feral Hogs Are Tearing up Texas. So People Are Shooting Them from Helicopters.

Did someone say 30 to 50 feral hogs? More like 6 to 9 million.
Katherine Tutrone
Emma Fidel
Michael Shade
10.8.19
climate

This 14-Year-Old Climate Activist Is Giving Up School to Save the World

"World leaders have failed us," says 8th grader Alexandria Villaseñor.
Emma Fidel
Katherine Tutrone
8.15.19
cuba

The Castro era just officially ended in Cuba

86-year-old Raúl Castro stepped down after 10 years as Cuba’s president.
Emma Fidel
4.19.18
guns

Florida teachers told us what they want. Hint: It’s not guns.

Florida teachers tell us what they’re fighting for after the Parkland shooting.
Erica K. Landau
Kathleen Caulderwood
Emma Fidel
3.14.18
immigration

How Trump is splitting up Salvadoran-American families

Trump is preparing to kick 220,000 Salvadorans out of the country. They have 193,000 kids who were born in the U.S.
Keegan Hamilton
Emma Fidel
1.18.18
VICE News

What It's Like to Be Young in Hollywood’s Culture of Harassment

VICE News spoke with dozens of assistants and young actors in Los Angeles and New York about Hollywood’s persistent culture of abuse and what it would take to change it.
Emma Fidel
10.18.17
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