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How one restaurant’s experiment may help diners breathe safely

Sierra Mar, a resort restaurant in Big Sur, Calif., has added new technology to reduce possible transmission of coronavirus and other of airborne pathogens.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Global forest losses accelerated despite the pandemic, threatening world’s climate goals

Even amid the pandemic, losses of vital forests in the tropics increased by 12 percent between 2019 and 2020, a satellite-based survey found.
  • Mar 31, 2021

WHO report leaves unsettled ‘lab-leak’ theory on origins of covid pandemic

The director of the World Health Organization may have breathed new life into the theory, often dismissed as a political distraction, that the coronavirus came from a lab in China.
  • Mar 30, 2021

Scientists see stronger evidence of slowing Atlantic Ocean circulation, an ‘Achilles’ heel’ of the climate

The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, a system of currents, has long been considered capable of a sudden shutdown, which could have dramatic climate effects.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Deadly floods in India point to a looming climate emergency in the Himalayas

A massive surge of rock, debris, and icy water killed more than 50 people in Uttarakhand this month. Nearly 150 others are still missing.
  • Feb 19, 2021

The coronavirus is airborne. Here’s how to know if you’re breathing other people’s breath.

In a major new pandemic trend, people are turning to carbon dioxide monitoring devices to help assess ventilation quality and coronavirus transmission risk.
  • Feb 10, 2021

Earth is now losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice each year. And it’s going to get worse.

Two new papers reveal the growing toll that human-caused global warming is having on the planet's ice.
  • Jan 25, 2021

2020 rivals hottest year on record, pushing Earth closer to a critical climate threshold

Escalating temperatures poise the planet to breach 1.5 C for the first time, possibly later this decade.
  • Jan 14, 2021

Scientists descended into Greenland’s perilous ice caverns — and came back with a worrying message

Vertical ice caverns in Greenland, called "moulins," are even bigger than scientists thought.
  • Dec 23, 2020

Biden wants the U.S. to stop contributing to climate change by 2050. Here’s what that would actually take.

A new Princeton report details exactly what it would take to no longer add carbon dioxide to the air.
  • Dec 15, 2020