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Science Sep 192 devastating earthquakes have hit Mexico in as many weeks. Here’s why
By Tuesday evening, 149 people had died from the earthquake, which came 11 days after another major earthquake.
World Sep 08Southern Mexico shaken by deadly 8.1 earthquake, its strongest in a century
The earthquake also sparked a series of relatively small tsunamis that hit the Chiapas coastline.
Science Sep 07Hurricane Irma’s staggering power in numbers
As Hurricane Irma churns north of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba, before setting its course toward the U.S., here are some numbers you should keep in mind.
Science Sep 05First Harvey, now Irma. Why are so many hurricanes hitting the U.S.?
Some uncertainty still surrounds Hurricane Irma’s fate, but here’s what to expect -- plus an explainer on why this hurricane season is churning out so many extreme storms in the Atlantic Ocean.
Science Aug 31Wetlands stopped $625 million in property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Can they help Houston?
For the first time, a new study gives us a sense of how much property damage these natural habitats can prevent during severe storms like Hurricane Harvey.
Science Aug 29Hurricane Harvey damages petrochemical refineries, releasing thousands of pounds of airborne pollutants
ExxonMobil disclosed Tuesday that two refineries accidentally released 12,000 pounds of hazardous vapors after being damaged by Hurricane Harvey. But the disclosures represent just four of more than a dozen reports filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality since…
Politics Aug 24Interior Department calls for changes to national monuments but offers no details. Here’s how we got here
Interior secretary Ryan Zinke called Thursday for a “handful” of changes to 27 national monuments that have been under review since this spring. The 120-day review, set in motion by an executive order from President Donald Trump, was due…
Science Aug 21WATCH: Total eclipse crosses the continental U.S.
For those unable to visit a spot on the 3,000-mile-long, 70-mile-wide path of totality, you’re in luck. In partnership with NOVA, NewsHour will be streaming the solar eclipse event all afternoon.
Science Aug 20How white supremacists respond when their DNA says they’re not ‘white’
When confronted with genetic evidence suggesting someone isn't “pure blood,” as white supremacists put it, they do not cast the person out of online communities. They bargain.
Science Aug 175 things you should remember as you prepare for the great solar eclipse
If you plan to join the 5,000-year-old tradition of eclipse watching next Monday, here are five things you need to remember.