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Wildfires Consume Glacier National Park for the Second Year in a Row

Aug. 10 2018 3:12 PMThe Shiloh Scandal Is Even Worse Than It SeemsThe forced drugging of child immigrants is a moral abomination that can’t just be blamed on Trump.
Aug. 3 2018 6:28 PMStrong Winds This Weekend Could Make the California Wildfires Even Worse
Aug. 3 2018 4:04 PMTrump Just Appointed a Science Adviser. Good!The president can’t seem to focus on a single point of view. That means it’s possible to change his mind.
Aug. 1 2018 3:48 PMWhat Would Happen if All Matter on the Earth Was Replaced by Blueberries?A Q&A with the one scientist brave enough to figure it out.
July 31 2018 8:00 PMWhat Do We Do With the Science of Monstrous Men?A problem from the arts makes its way into the lab.
July 24 2018 6:17 PMCan We Blame the Summer Heat Wave on Global Warming?The relationship between weather and climate is complicated.
July 20 2018 5:55 AMThe Sierra Club Declared War on Scott Pruitt—and WonAn inside look at how the environmental group’s campaign against Pruitt ended up uncovering his wildest misconduct.
July 19 2018 12:21 PMFEMA Isn’t Ready for Hurricane Season to StartIts performance in 2017 was disastrous. Don’t expect much more in 2018.
July 13 2018 6:35 PMIs “What the Fluff” Cruel to Pups?The viral videos are hilarious, and what we know about canine cognition suggest they’re also probably harmless.
July 10 2018 6:20 PMBrett Kavanaugh’s Track Record on Climate Change and the Environment Is Worrisome
July 10 2018 12:22 PMThe Other Lime DiseaseThink twice before squeezing a lime in a beer outdoors this summer.
July 6 2018 3:40 PMThe Ousting of Scott Pruitt Is a Victory for WhistleblowersExposing his misdeeds was an act of bravery and conscience—and a huge personal risk.
July 5 2018 5:13 PMGoalies’ Best Chance of Blocking Penalty Kicks Might Be Dancing to Distract Their OpponentPsychology, as much as skill, rules this face-off.
June 27 2018 6:44 PMAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Could Lead Dems Forward on Climate ChangeShe wants 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.
June 21 2018 7:24 PMThe Real Meaning of Koko’s Purported Nipple FetishObituaries for the ape are missing the most important things about her.
Aug. 6 2018 7:30 AMIs There a Logical Inconsistency in the Constitution?The mathematician who wrote the “Incompleteness Theorem” proof was apparently alarmed by our founding document. He just never explained why.
Aug. 3 2018 6:11 PMEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About Renting a GoatLeave the landscaping to the professionals.
Aug. 2 2018 4:24 PMFishy Fish PillsPaul Greenberg’s newest book explains why omega-3 supplements may be useless for you and terrible for the environment.
Aug. 1 2018 9:00 AMWhy the Abortion Debate Feels Like Such a StalemateSince Roe v. Wade was decided, abortion politics have become increasingly partisan. It’s not just due to the moral weight of the issue.
July 31 2018 3:29 PMThe Worst Fires in Recent California HistoryThe Carr fire is even more alarming when you put it in context.
July 23 2018 5:21 PMRyan Zinke Is the Most Scandal-Ridden Cabinet Member LeftWith Pruitt out, it’s worth it to remember that the Department of the Interior secretary has faced 11 formal investigations, many of them ongoing.
July 19 2018 6:45 PMThe Trump Administration Is Neutering the Endangered Species ActIts proposal is supposed to sound common-sense. But it prioritizes industry over wildlife.
July 16 2018 8:00 AMWant to Fight Climate Change? Start by Carefully Watching Your Own Backyard.Phenology, not to be mistaken with phrenology, is a delightful and challenging way to fight climate change from home.
July 11 2018 2:16 PMRespect the Straw BanThe anti–plastic straw campaign is looking like a movement, which is good, even if it doesn’t really matter.
July 10 2018 1:14 PMPruitt Exemplified How Partisanship Hinders PolicymakingEveryone is worried that a scandal-free EPA will more effectively destroy regulation. But this discounts the problems that have plagued the Trump administration’s effectiveness.
July 9 2018 7:30 AMWhat Reporting Sexual Harassment Taught MeWhen you report an incident, you’re apparently also supposed to know how it should be prosecuted.
July 5 2018 6:38 PMPruitt May Be Out at the EPA, but Don’t Expect Him to DisappearEven in his resignation letter, Pruitt didn’t seem ashamed of the scandals that have plagued his tenure. Is a Senate bid next?
July 2 2018 7:08 PMA New Study Argues You Might Be Able to Live ForeverWe are sorry to inform you that you’re still going to die.
June 25 2018 5:35 PMDoes Harvard Have an Admissions Formula?The recent discrimination lawsuit has given us a peek into the school’s admissions process. It’s complicated.
June 21 2018 3:11 PMWhy Does Half of the World’s Used Plastic End Up in China?To be reused.