A hot, dry summer on the heels of a wet winter raises the risk of wildfires.
Among the missions being planned is a huge helicopter drone to explore Saturn’s moon Titan.
An atmospheric scientist explains how rising temperatures are helping to fuel extreme storms, floods, droughts and devastating wildfires.
Redwoods grow in networks that house unique communities of plants and animals high in the air. They offer life lessons about adapting over time.
The secular carol doesn’t mention Jesus, angels or wise men, while reminding listeners of what makes them not just American, but human.
The US saw a record number of billion-dollar disasters in 2023, even when accounting for inflation. The number of long-running heat waves like the Southwest experienced is also rising.
While the notion of terroir has long been the foundation of European wine, research in the 1930s in the US began to reveal the link between climate and wine.
The desire to transfer the thrills of surfing on to dry land created the monumental culture of skateboarding, now vividly documented in a new exhibition.
A changing climate, humans and fire were a deadly combination for the big animals that used to roam southern California. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Beyond higher wages and improved benefits, the terms of the Kaiser settlement would ensure better staffing, which the unions have argued is critical for providing quality patient care.
A scholar of national service programs points out that the government hasn’t spelled out what this one will cost, what its participants will earn or how it will operate.
Alarmingly, about half the people exposed to wildfires in Washington and Oregon were those least able to afford to protect their homes, evacuate safely and recover.
One way to prevent the destruction wrought by a devastating earthquake – like the one that hit Morocco in September 2023 – is to construct resilient homes and buildings.
Losing power also has real consequences for people’s businesses, livelihoods and potentially their health and safety.
Adapting to our fiery future means preparing for the risks and not putting out every low-risk wildfire, writes the author of a new book on learning to live with fire.
Forecasters warned of ‘potentially historic rainfall’ and ‘dangerous to locally catastrophic flooding.’ A hurricane scientist explains what El Niño, a heat dome and mountains have to do with the risk.
New findings from the La Brea Tar Pits in southern California suggest human-caused wildfires in the region, along with a warming climate, led to the loss of most of the area’s large mammals.
The law changed older adults’ caregiving behavior because their children became more able to take paid time off work to care for their own newborns.
Only 218 programs offer credit-bearing college programs in prison. That’s about to change.
An engineer who managed dams for years explains the tradeoffs operators make as they decide when to release water and how much to stay safe.