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New Zealand's flood-hit largest city braces for second atmospheric river

Snowy conditions lead to massive pileup in Wisconsin

Erin Davis
Jan 28, 2023 - Science

Charted: Punxsutawney "Skill"

Alison Snyder
Jan 26, 2023 - Science

More than one-third of the Amazon forest is degraded, study says

A deforested and burning area of the Amazon rainforest in the region of Labrea, state of Amazonas, northern Brazil, on Sept. 2, 2022. Photo: Douglas Magno/AFP via Getty Images

Severe storms threaten Gulf Coast after tornadoes hit Houston

A photo showing damage from a reported tornado in Houston, Texas.
Miriam Kramer
Jan 24, 2023 - Science

Light pollution's existential threat to astronomy

Illustration of a light dimmer sliding down and revealing a starry sky behind it
Ivana Saric
Jan 24, 2023 - World

War in Ukraine pushes Doomsday Clock forward

Alison Snyder
Jan 22, 2023 - Science

Biology is power

Illustration of a collage featuring a briefcase containing a chemistry set.

Death toll in Buffalo's historic December blizzard rises to 47

A resident leaves a local corner store in Buffalo, New York, on December 26, 2022 during a historic blizzard.

Biden slams climate change doubters while surveying storm damage