Over the last seven decades, hurricane stalling, which causes a storm to release massive amounts of rain on small areas, has become more common.
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and a critical line of defense against climate change. But it’s been steadily deforested since the 1970s, with nearly 20 percent of its land area wiped out. This year, pervasive forest fires destroyed…
By Lindsay J. Peterson, Kathryn Hyer, The Conversation
Evacuation increases death and hospitalization rates for nursing home residents who experience hurricanes, but sheltering in place also poses great risks.
A genetics study of nearly half a million people closes the door on a long-standing debate in sexuality.
By Vicky Stein
Here’s a look at some of the numbers that define the fires burning in the Amazon.
By Scott Denning, The Conversation
There are many reasons to be appalled by this year’s Amazon fires, but depleting Earth’s oxygen supply is not one of them.
By Fatemeh Torabi Asr, The Conversation
False stories are now spreading 10 times faster than real news and the problem of fake news seriously threatens our society.
By Associated Press
A statement from the Russian space agency Roscosmos said the failure on Saturday was because of problems in the docking system. It said the space station itself and the six-person crew are safe.
Chippy the shark’s tag, containing a full 30 days of precious information on great white shark behavior, had arrived on a beach on an island more than 2,000 miles away and 15 months after he had swallowed it.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
In Ethiopia, over a quarter of the population survives on less than two dollars a day. International organizations and foreign governments provide funds to address the rampant poverty in this country and others, but little data is available to assess…
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