What EPA chief Scott Pruitt promised — and what he’s done.

Scott Pruitt. Getty Images For Scott Pruitt, “back to basics” has translated to “back off.”The Environmental Protection Agency administrator came into office promising to...

How Neolithic people adapted to climate change

Research has uncovered evidence that early farmers were adapting to climate change 8,200 years ago.

Higher elevation birds sport thicker down

A new study examines feathers across 249 species of Himalayan songbirds, finding that birds at higher elevations have more of fluffy down than lower...

N95 respirators could offer robust protection from wildfire smoke

N95 respirators offer the best protection against wildfire smoke and other types of air pollution, performing better than synthetic, cotton and surgical masks. N95s...

Utah Legislature did little to battle pollution.

With an administration and a Congress harboring so much hostility to the idea of even having a federal Environmental Protection Agency, the job of...

Aerosol-weakened summer monsoons decrease lake fertilization on the Chinese Loess Plateau

The Chinese Loess Plateau (CLP) is the cradle of Chinese civilization, and environmental changes in this region have influenced the historical trajectory of ancient...

EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution.

The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants.The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked a federal...

Software aims to reduce food waste by helping those in need

A research team is testing a new online tool to provide food to those in need by reducing food waste.

The long memory of the Pacific Ocean

Cold waters that sank in polar regions hundreds of years ago during the Little Ice Age are still impacting deep Pacific Ocean temperature trends....

Sweet marine particles resist hungry bacteria

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