“This Seaside Community Is Getting Swallowed by the Ocean”

“SLOWLY BUT SURELY, North Carolina’s Outer Banks are being eaten up by the sea. The 200-mile stretch of islands that sits just off the coast is known for its idyllic beaches and thriving tourism, but scientists say those… Read More

“These animals depend on darkness. But humans have ruined their nights.”

“On warm nights beginning in July, baby loggerhead turtles hatch from nests buried on Southeastern U.S. beaches. Tiny fins churn the sand with such vigor that biologists call the scene a “boil.” Moonlight beckons. The new turtles, a… Read More

“Where 3 Million Electric Vehicle Batteries Will Go When They Retire”

“The first batches of batteries from electric and hybrid vehicles are hitting retirement age, yet they aren’t bound for landfills. Instead, they’ll spend their golden years chilling beer at 7-Elevens in Japan, powering car-charging stations in California and… Read More

“UPS is buying a fleet of 1,000 electric vans from Workhorse”

“Parcel delivery companies are all starting to look at electric vehicles to reduce their operating costs and their impact on air pollution. UPS is arguably leading the way on that front as it orders a fleet of 1,000… Read More

“Warned 30 years ago, global warming ‘is in our living room”

“On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas… Read More

“The Bountiful Benefits Of Bringing Back The Beavers”

“Few species manipulate their surroundings enough to make big ecological changes. Humans are one. Beavers are another. At one point, the rodents numbered in the hundreds of millions in North America, changing the ecological workings of countless streams… Read More

“The public health benefits of adding offshore wind to the grid”

“New plans to build two commercial offshore wind farms near the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts have sparked a lot of discussion about the vast potential of this previously untapped source of electricity. But as an environmental health… Read More

“China’s Plastic Ban Will Flood Us With Trash”

“One of the only redeeming virtues of single-use plastic—besides its convenience—is the idea that all those used yogurt cups, water bottles and coffee lids can be tossed into the recycling bin to live another day as a park… Read More

“Climate-Related Disasters Make It Harder to Buy Home Insurance in California”

“Insurers can calculate how likely your home is to burn down in a wildfire, or flood in a high tide, and for some time now they’ve been using climate science to shape those estimates. KQED Science Reporter Molly… Read More

“Why electric cars will soon be superior to gasoline cars in every respect”

“China wants to be the first to build a solar road that wirelessly charges electric cars. The world is in a race to solve the final challenge for electric vehicles (EVs) — fast and simple charging. That would… Read More