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Climate change is already making parts of America uninsurable

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A big El Niño is looming. Here’s what it means for our weather.

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In defense of flies. Yes, really.

UN numbers say meat is bad for the climate. The reality is worse.

Is weed safe in pregnancy?

A message just arrived from outer space. Can you decode it?

4 unexplainable mysteries of pregnancy and parenting

The cancer-reducing birth control method you might not have heard of

Volcanoes have erupted in Mexico and Italy. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

America’s best idea to protect its oceans has one big problem: It’s not working

Why more mammograms aren’t the solution to breast cancer

Half the world is at risk of dengue. Why is there no universal way to prevent it?

It’s not just climate disasters. “Normal” weather is getting weirder, too.

A giant patch of seaweed is growing to record sizes in the Atlantic. Sorry, Florida.

A frightening virus is killing a massive number of wild birds

Why most car dealers still don’t have any electric vehicles

What the ending of the WHO’s Covid emergency does (and doesn’t) change

The most mysterious forests on Earth are underwater

A leading cause of maternal mortality is something few moms worry about

Smaller, cheaper, safer: The next generation of nuclear power, explained

Bringing back woolly mammoths and dodos is a bad idea

How new vaccine technologies could reduce the massive death toll from malaria

What the new Covid-19 vaccine guidance means for you

Why SpaceX doesn’t see its rocket explosion as a failure

7 ways we’ve made the Earth better since the last Earth Day

These 8 species depend on the Colorado River. What happens as it dries up?

The devil lurking in the dust

Are 8 billion people too many — or too few? 

Lab-grown blood could (one day, maybe) save your life

The pregnancy risks of Ozempic and Wegovy need more attention

These adorable tiny owls are thriving in the most unlikely place

Colorado River states brace for the biggest water cuts ever

The EPA’s new plan to cut car pollution has an SUV problem

Mifepristone is safe

The case against pet ownership

The largest habitat on Earth is finally getting protection

Why this toxic algae is quietly ruining all your beach days

Humanity’s return to the moon is a deeply religious mission

The thread that ties the recent chemical spills together

The number of uninsured Americans is about to jump dramatically

Why don’t we have vaccines for fungal infections?

Yes, there was just a tornado near Los Angeles. Is climate change to blame?

How the US can stop the spread of Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungus