Heat and dryness are leaving high mountain areas more vulnerable to forest fires.
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As the risk of fires rises in areas once considered too wet to burn, it creates hazards for mountain communities and for downstream water supplies.
Outside Columbus, Ohio, a bailiff signs a writ of eviction for a tenant on March 3, 2021.
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A federal eviction ban had much less effect than state-specific restrictions, an analysis of eviction data finds.
Dry conditions across the West follow a hot, dry year of record-setting wildfires in 2020. Communities were left with scenes like this, from California’s Creek Fire.
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Drought conditions are so bad, fish hatcheries are trucking their salmon to the ocean and ranchers are worried about having enough water for their livestock.
Tents in a Rohingya refugee camp cluster on a muddy hillside in Bangladesh.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have widened the partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans on health care.
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States led by Republican governors generally had higher COVID-19 case and death rates in 2020.
A simple two-dimensional grid can convey a lot of information – whether making pictures with Lite-Brite or storing data in DNA.
DNA has been storing vast amounts of biological information for billions of years. Researchers are working to harness DNA for archiving data. A new method uses light to simplify the process.
A volunteer plays with a rescued dog at the San Diego Humane Society on April 21, 2020.
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The demand was there.
Llamas en un corral, Pasajes, Tarija, Bolivia.
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Con sus largas pestañas y orejas en forma de plátano, las llamas suelen ser las favoritas en los zoológicos, ferias y bodas. Esta relación estrecha con la raza humana empieza hace 7.000 años en Perú.
Llamas In a pen, Pasajes, Tarija, Bolivia.
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Llama toys, therapy lamas, petting zoo llamas: llamas are hot in the US, surpassing unicorns in popularity, but their relationship with South American people stretches over 7,000 years.
The 2020 wildfire season has been shattering records across the West.
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The 2020 wildfire season shattered records across the West. It's part of a trend that's headed in a dangerous direction.
Firefighters have battled camp crud before, but COVID-19 brings new risks with the potential for heart and lung damage.
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Wildfire smoke makes it harder for firefighters' bodies to fight off viruses. Social distancing is difficult in that environment, but fire crews are coming up with solutions.
Secret weapon or poison pill?
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Since women see men who own pets more favorably, you'd think online daters with cats in their profile pics would get more matches...
The health impact of wildfire exposure depends in part on the fire itself and how much smoke a person breathes in, how often and for how long.
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Wildfires blanketing several Western cities are creating hazardous health conditions. Don't count on cloth masks to protect your lungs.
Serangga beterbangan ke arah cahaya di malam hari, tapi mengapa?
Serangga berkerumun di sekitar lampu pada malam hari. Mengapa?
Men are still sitting pretty when it comes to pay in the workplace.
Equity-based awards can form a large part of an employee's overall pay. A new report shines a light on how women are being left behind when it comes to stocks and options.
White House Coronavirus Task Force members reference a misleading chart in a press briefing.
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Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.
Priests in Taiwan perform a ritual for the souls of the dead.
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Taiwan's death rituals come from multiple spiritual sources. A Taiwanese-American scholar explains what changes for those who make their home in the US.
When people need food aid, like these Nigerians, research finds they are more susceptible to extremist recruitment efforts.
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When people are hungry or not sure where their next meal is coming from, they get angry at their governments. This gives terrorist groups opportunities to recruit new members.
Animals in national parks are sometimes harassed by tourists.
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With national parks closed in many parts of North America, now is the time to rethink how we protect natural areas.
Kontak mata penting di dunia maya.
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Seorang ahli teknologi pendidikan menjelaskan ada perasaan aneh yang kita rasakan saat berkomunikasi jarak jauh lewat video.