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Well, perhaps virtual reality. But that’s about it.

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Reusable eight-by-four-foot steel cylinders, packed with wood chips, straw, and alfalfa, present an eco-friendly alternative to traditional burial

Illustration: Kelsey Borch


We’ve run out of letters to name our storms, and entered a brand-new, catastrophic era

A NOAA GOES-East satellite handout image of Hurricane Dorian (Cat. 5 storm) tracking towards the Florida taken Sept 1, 2019.
A NOAA GOES-East satellite handout image of Hurricane Dorian (Cat. 5 storm) tracking towards the Florida taken Sept 1, 2019.
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The ride-hail app set a goal to go entirely electric in major cities by 2030. Will it work?

Uber logo atop a car.
Uber logo atop a car.
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FEMA has approved 25 private software platforms to disseminate alerts for authorities at state, local, territorial, and tribal levels

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Artificial corals could help dying reefs regenerate, but they’re not a replacement

A diver looks at reef of a major bleaching on the coral reefs of the Society Islands on May 9, 2019 in the Polynesian Islands
A diver looks at reef of a major bleaching on the coral reefs of the Society Islands on May 9, 2019 in the Polynesian Islands
A diver looks at reef of a major bleaching on the coral reefs of the Society Islands on May 9, 2019 in Moorea, French Polynesia. Photo: Alexis Rosenfeld/Getty Images


The desert locust upsurge is yet another of 2020’s horrors

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Research says children suffered physical and mental health as a result of the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history

A photo illustration of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in flames, with fire crews trying to put it out.
A photo illustration of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in flames, with fire crews trying to put it out.
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010 near New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo illustration. Photo: Handout/Getty Images


Experts say increases in single-use plastic waste in particular threaten ‘recent gains’ in addressing a ‘major environmental problem’

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New research reveals a troubling correlation between lead exposure and incarceration

Kaelynn Lott, a resident at the West Calumet Housing Complex who tested positive for lead poisoning dances with her brother.
Kaelynn Lott, a resident at the West Calumet Housing Complex who tested positive for lead poisoning dances with her brother.
Kaelynn Lott, a resident at the West Calumet Housing Complex who tested positive for lead poisoning dances with her brother Kash Lott on September 4, 2016 in East Chicago, Indiana. Photo: Joshua Lott/Stringer/Getty Images

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