united states

climate change

We're 'Nowhere Near on Track' to Meeting Our Climate Change Goals, UN Report Says

Trying to stop the planet from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius is “extremely improbable,” expert says.
Kaleigh Rogers
nuclear fallout

America Is Not Prepared for Nuclear War, Public Health Experts Warn

A gathering of experts organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said the US isn’t ready for the public health crisis that would follow a nuclear blast.
Matthew Gault
lost dogs

The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Dogs

When people migrated to North America some 10,000 years ago, they brought their canine companions with them.
Becky Ferreira

Trump's Cognitive Test Asked Him to Draw a Clock and Remember What a Lion Is Called

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is an effective test for detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, but it doesn’t determine if you’re a “very stable genius.”
Kaleigh Rogers

The US Has Withdrawn from a UN Agency that Teaches Kids to Read and Protects Ruins

UNESCO runs programs for education, preservation, and conservation.
Kaleigh Rogers
before its too late

The US Needs to Get Serious About Securing the Internet of Hackable Things

In an exclusive Motherboard op-ed, US Senator Mark Warner says last month's global WannaCry ransomware attack should be a wake up call for connected device security.
Mark Warner

Goodbye Paris Agreement, Goodbye World

Donald Trump pulled the US out of the landmark Paris Agreement.
Daniel Oberhaus

This Is the First City in Florida to Commit to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

St. Petersburg’s location on the western coast of Florida makes residents aware daily of the impacts of climate change.
Meredith Rutland Bauer

Fiji's Prime Minister Pleads With Trump: 'Save Us' From Climate Change

World leaders try and remain steadfast on Paris Climate Deal a Trump administration threatens to pull out.
Grennan Milliken
climate change

The US Hasn’t Seen Carbon Emissions This Low Since 1991

Thanks to warmer weather and renewable energy, carbon emissions in 2016 were the lowest they’ve been since 1991.
Sarah Emerson

Gut Bacteria Could Be Making Kids Fat

We're still learning about the relationship between the microbiome, antibiotics, and obesity in kids.
Kaleigh Rogers

The Internet Doesn’t Route Around Surveillance

Researchers find that routing around surveillance is almost impossible on the internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai