The world’s largest tropical wetland has become an inferno

This year, roughly a quarter of the vast Pantanal wetland in Brazil, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, has burned in wildfires worsened by climate change.

Mario Molina, Mexico chemistry Nobel winner, dies at 77

Mario Molina, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1995 for his work on how industrial chemicals caused the ozone hole, threatening all life on Earth and the only Mexican scientist to be honored with a Nobel, has died in his native Mexico City.


Smoky skies are the new normal. Are they making us sick?

Scientists know that tiny particles from smoke can be inhaled deep into a person's lungs and even enter the bloodstream. But the long-term health effects of this are not fully understood.

Wildfires may pose drinking water safety issues

Experts are warning that existing water safety rules are not suitable to a world where wildfires destroy more residential areas than in the past. Those houses that burn are full of material that creates toxic residues and fumes, like plastic.


The Amazon has seen our future

Today the people of the Amazon are living through the most extreme versions of our planet’s most urgent problems. We asked a dozen experts to explain the situation in a special series.

Uncontrolled Glass Fire still raging in Napa Valley, Calistoga and Santa Rosa: ‘Like a bomb went off’

The wind-whipped Glass and Zogg fires grew overnight with no containment. Flare-ups also forced evacuations in Paradise and Magalia.
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Wreck on the Green Highway

Most of us are trying to forget Tuesday night's debate debacle. But one interaction is worth revisiting.

Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

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