The future of fighting wildfires in the era of climate change.

Thinning and suppression aren’t working, and fire scientists now say we need to let fires burn to help landscapes adapt to climate change — while controlling...

Light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide, study finds

A good rain can have a cleansing effect on the land. But a new study reports that, under just the right conditions, rain can...

How behavioral science can help tackle problem of idling engines

New research suggests that insights from behavioral science can help inform the design of road signs to bring about changes in driver behavior.

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks four times higher than predicted

A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant...

As climate change fuels wildfires, fighting them must change, report says.

As wildfires in the American West grow larger and more frequent, strategies to manage them will have to shift radically, according to a new...

Volkswagen’s excess emissions will lead to 1,200 premature deaths in Europe

Volkswagen's excess emissions are predicted to cause 1,200 premature deaths in Europe. Countries hit hardest by automaker's emissions scandal include Germany, Poland, France, and...

New technique identifies micropollutants in New York waterways

Engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources that vastly...

Action is needed to make stagnant CO2 emissions fall

2016 marked the third year in a row when global carbon dioxide emissions remained relatively flat, but actual declines won't materialize without advances in...

Craters show Earth is bombarded at random

Asteroids don't hit our planet at regular intervals, as was previously thought. Earth scientists have reached this conclusion after analyzing impact craters formed in...

Paleolake deposits on Mars might look like sediments in Indonesia

A new article details the clay mineralogy of sediment from Lake Towuti, Indonesia, using a technique called visible to near-infrared (VNIR) spectroscopy. VNIR measures...

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