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Jeff Bezos is a post-Earth capitalist

Bezos admits that the limitless growth that made him the world's richest man is incompatible with a habitable Earth.
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Climate

'Lost' NASA tapes show humans sort of caused global warming on the moon too

Why did the moon see a sudden temperature spike in the '70s? Blame astronaut footprints.
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AI bests humans at mapping the moon

AI does a more thorough job of counting craters than humans.
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Why Wednesday's super blue blood moon eclipse is so special

Skywatchers in North America will be able to see the total lunar eclipse before sunrise on Jan. 31.

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Opinion

Earthlings, unite: Let’s go to Mars.

While the author of this op-ed concludes that going to Mars would be a healthy sign that we, as a civilization, are still planning a future, his comment that "it's an insane proposal" seems closer to the mark. Imagining we can go to Mars at any scale commensurate with the goal of saving civilization distracts from much more important and immediate tasks in front of us, essential to ensuring that some semblance of civilization persists through the coming decades.

From our Newsroom

The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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