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
12.7.19
Syria

Turkey's Offensive Against the Kurds in Syria is Underway and Already Deadly

President Erdoğan launched airstrikes and sent in troops after Trump pulled U.S. forces from the region, abandoning a key ally in the fight against ISIS.
Alex Lubben
Emma Fidel
10.9.19

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

Did someone say 30 to 50 feral hogs? More like 6-9 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
Explosion porn

The U.S. Government Made Fireworks Explosion Porn Just For You

Before setting off fireworks, please use your melon.
Emma Fidel
7.3.19
women's rights

The war to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment just took a hit. But the battle isn't over.

Only one more state needs to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which aims to ban sex discrimination.
Carter Sherman
Emma Fidel
2.22.19
She's Governing

No U.S. state legislature has ever been majority-women — until now

Nevada's 80th legislative session kicked off Monday with 32 women serving in the Legislature — and only 31 men.
Emma Fidel
2.4.19
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