Thousands of Sea Turtles Immobilized by Brutal Texas Winter Storm
Thousands of Sea Turtles Immobilized by Brutal Texas Winter Storm
Volunteers have been working around the clock to rescue the animals found stunned on the beach.
Thousands of Sea Turtles Immobilized by Brutal Texas Winter Storm
Thousands of Sea Turtles Immobilized by Brutal Texas Winter Storm

Volunteers have been working around the clock to rescue the animals found stunned on the beach.

Volunteers have been working around the clock to rescue the animals found stunned on the beach.

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Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2020
The category 4 storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast early this morning. Evacuation orders have students heading for safety.
Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria
Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 15, 2019
Scientists at the University of Puerto Rico suffered major setbacks due to damages and delays in repairs, and government austerity measures are adding insult to injury.
2018 Was the Fourth-Hottest Year on Record
2018 Was the Fourth-Hottest Year on Record
Shawna Williams | Feb 6, 2019
The past five years have been the warmest-ever, NASA and NOAA announce.
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2018
Investigators have the victims’ samples in hand, but face a range of obstacles before they can finally ID them.
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2018
The structure was the cornerstone of a UCLA conservation science center.
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2018
Universities are still assessing the extent of the damage; field sites are at risk and some equipment has been damaged.
After the Storm: A Live Look at the Duke Marine Lab
After the Storm: A Live Look at the Duke Marine Lab
The Scientist Staff | Sep 25, 2018
Tune in Thursday to see the effects of Hurricane Florence on the Beaufort, NC facility.
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Ashley Yeager, Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2018
Some scientists are taking advantage of the monster storm to study how ecosystems and animals respond to major disturbances.
2017’s Science News in Review
2017’s Science News in Review
Kerry Grens | Dec 15, 2017
Hurricanes, protests, and lifesaving genetic engineering: our picks for the biggest stories of the year
Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Damage May Mean Drug Shortages
Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Damage May Mean Drug Shortages
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 11, 2017
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, pharmaceutical plants are not back up to speed.
University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane Maria
University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane Maria
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 25, 2017
The pause on campus operations, which could last a month, is just one example of the hurricane’s devastation.
After Harvey, Mosquito Control Ramps Up
After Harvey, Mosquito Control Ramps Up
Abby Olena | Sep 15, 2017
With flooding still several feet high in some parts of Texas, authorities have intensified mosquito control tactics in the hopes of avoiding disease outbreaks.
Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs
Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2017
At the University of Miami School of Medicine and elsewhere, personnel remain barred from campuses for safety reasons.
Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma
Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma
Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2017
A refuge for the endangered species on Big Pine Key in Florida took a direct kit, but several deer have been spotted.
Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma
Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma
The Scientist Staff | Sep 7, 2017
Scientists leave behind ongoing experiments as the Category 5 hurricane whips through the Caribbean and heads toward the U.S. mainland.
Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands
Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands
Siddharth Narayan, Michael W. Beck | Aug 31, 2017
Conservationists and the insurance industry team up to model the economic benefits of marshes during hurricanes.
Science Labs Offer Help to Texas Researchers
Science Labs Offer Help to Texas Researchers
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2017
Sparked by a tweet from a Philadelphia scientist, the March for Science–Houston has launched a database of facilities offering to host reagents and researchers. 
Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses
Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses
Kerry Grens | Aug 28, 2017
Marine Science Institute on the Gulf experiences damage; “rideout teams” keep watch over animals and facilities. 
Opinion: Preparing for Potential Disasters
Opinion: Preparing for Potential Disasters
Larissa Paschyn | Jan 25, 2017
How to increase the resiliency of biotechnology organizations in the face of emergency risks