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Trump and Biden wrangle over climate change at first debate

A running list of the 2020 presidential candidates' dueling visions for U.S. environmental policy.

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This stargazing road trip offers world-class night sky views

Take a coronavirus-conscious trip to Colorado, home to incredible stargazing sites—and what may become the world’s largest Dark Sky reserve.

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Unique elk in California may be killed under controversial plan

The National Park Service’s proposed plan for Point Reyes National Seashore would preserve ranching and cull tule elk within the park’s boundaries.

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Greenland could lose more ice this century than it has in 12,000 years

The rate of ice melt over the last two decades was comparable to the highest points in recent geologic history—and it’s still speeding up.

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Wildfire smoke may harm whales and dolphins: Here’s what we know

As North America's West Coast burns, scientists are concerned marine mammals will be harmed by smoke inhalation, an unstudied phenomenon.

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The first known dinosaur feather inspired decades of dispute. Here's why.

A new analysis makes the best case yet that the Jurassic plume came from an iconic feathered dinosaur.

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The jet stream is bringing fire weather to the West and a chill to the East

Super-wavy jet stream configurations are sometimes associated with heat waves, and the West can't really afford more extreme heat right now.

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Will new travel technology invade your privacy?

Digital facial recognition. COVID-tracing apps. Innovations that make trips safer during a pandemic might expose your personal data.

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Trying to restart life from a roadside motel after the wildfires burn out

Weeks after their homes went up in flames, those left behind by the Oregon wildfires are starting from scratch in places like the Best Western.

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Western wildfires have now burned an area bigger than New Jersey

Weather conditions and a huge backlog of management issues have led to the worst fire season on record—and it’s not over yet.

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