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Hot Weather Means Unhealthy Air, Even With Shutdown

Earlier this month we celebrated Southern California’s great air quality — with many caveats — but now, according to...

Yosemite’s Pandemic Shutdown Allows Wildlife a Respite From Mankind

Coyotes are roaming empty campsites. Deer are grazing on empty fields. Rivers are rushing as the ice melts. Yosemite...

Plan to ‘revive’ Uranium Mining Called Unneeded, Unwanted by Advocates

Environmentalists are blasting a Trump administration call for "bold action to revive and strengthen the uranium...

Worse Air Quality In Phoenix Communities Of Color Could Mean Higher COVID-19 Risk

As coronavirus spreads across the country, it’s hitting certain demographic groups disproportionately hard, and air...

‘Borrowing from the future’: What an Emerging Megadrought Means for the Southwest

A new report finds the period from 2000 through 2018 was the driest 19-year span since the late 1500s, and humans...

Feeding Sea Urchins Could be One Way to Restore the West Coast’s Vital Kelp Forests

The purple sea urchin population decimated kelp forests on the West Coast, where researchers are working to bring...