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.
By Laura Santhanam
Reports of two explosions at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas followed days of rising floodwaters and lost power.
By PBS NewsHour
Nature is taking a devastating toll in both the U.S. mainland and in countries like India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where monsoon rains are causing floods and hundreds of casualties. Directly attributing these individual weather events to global warming is a…
By Patrick Skerrett, STAT
New results from a huge international study help continue to reshape fat's image while at the same time casting doubt on the wisdom of eating lots of carbs.
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…
The Hudson River dumps 300 million microfibers into the Atlantic Ocean each day, according to a new study. Invisible to the naked eye, these fibers can cause health problems for animals and humans.
By Mark Fischetti, Scientific American
A meteorologist explains the science behind why Hurricane Harvey produced so much rain, got stuck over Texas and reversed direction.
By Elliott Kennerson, KQED Science
Not pulling your leg here: When attacked, daddy longlegs deliberately release their limbs to escape.
By Synclaire Cruel
The volcanoes are located in the West Antarctic Rift System, a 2,200-mile valley created by separating tectonic plates.
By Katharine Hayhoe, The Conversation
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has a unique perspective on ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality of climate change because she was there.
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