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A new study counters the popular theory that after Mount Toba blew its top 74,000 years ago, humans almost went extinct.

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French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.

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Trump Administration Disbands Climate Advisory Panel

By Catherine Offord | August 21, 2017

On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the panel’s charter would not be renewed.

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USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”

By Kerry Grens | August 8, 2017

The agency denies instructing staff to avoid particular terms.

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Terabytes of Government Data Copied

By Kerry Grens | March 8, 2017

The latest stats on volunteers’ efforts in recent months to preserve environmental information generated by federal science agencies

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First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.

By Kerry Grens | January 11, 2017

The federal government concludes the rusty patched bumblebee is nearing extinction.

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Science advocacy organizations have drafted a list of 20 questions for Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Donald Trump; will post responses as they roll in.

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Keep Off the Grass

By Tracy Vence | February 1, 2016

Ecologists focused on grasslands urge policymakers to keep forestation efforts in check.

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Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?

By Jef Akst | July 27, 2015

The massive mammals that roamed Earth some 30,000 years ago may have gone extinct as a result of global warming, according to an ancient-DNA study.

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Outbreak Observatory

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 1, 2015

Increasingly precise remote-sensing data are helping researchers monitor and predict cases of infectious disease.

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