Smoke From The Burning Amazon Rainforest Plunged Brazil's Largest City Into Darkness In The Middle Of The Day
A record number of wildfires have torched the Amazon rainforest this year as deforestation soars under Brazil’s far-right president.
The Government Just Signed Off On Plans For A Mine To Avoid A Disaster Of Its Own Making
A critical question has not been answered: how will the mine eventually be closed?
Planned Parenthood Will Withdraw From A Federal Funding Program Because Of An Abortion "Gag Rule"
The organization announced Monday it would forgo federal dollars rather than abide by a rule that created barriers for family planning organizations that discuss or provide abortions.
A Mining Company Screwed Up, Massively. Now A Town Is Fighting For Its River
A big mistake means Glencore's McArthur River Mine will need 1,000 years of monitoring once digging stops. The government is about to decide if it can keep mining.
Climate Change Is Triggering More Heat Waves, Droughts, And Crop Yield Declines, Study Says
“The temperature over land is warming at twice the speed of the global average,” one scientist said.
Greta Thunberg Joined A Walkout At The First Major Summit Of The Movement She Inspired
Thunberg was among a group of young activists who protested over a disagreement about the Fridays for Future movement’s demands.
After Being Harassed And Pushed Out Of A Shell Oil Refinery, This Woman Pushed Back
Ciara Newton had her dream job at a Shell refinery. But she was fired after enduring months of harassment, including sexist comments from supervisors and a lewd sticker.
The Criminal Justice System Is Bad For Your Health, Warns New York City’s Health Department
“Even brief contact with the police or indirect exposure is associated with lasting harm,” said New York City’s health commissioner.
These Stunning Photos Show A “Major Melting Event” Hitting Greenland’s Ice Sheet
"This is not science fiction. It is the reality of climate change."
Weird New Kinds Of Cocaine Could Start A “Hidden Epidemic” Of Health Threats
“The big problem is we aren’t testing for these cutting agents, and chronic health problems [they cause] by their nature only appear years later,” said an expert.
Sea Ice In The Arctic Is Shrinking Toward What Could Be A Record Low This Summer
Every summer, Arctic sea ice retreats and the Greenland ice sheet shrinks. This year is tracking close to the record melt of 2012.
Monsanto Poisoned This Alabama Town — And People Are Still Sick
Monsanto Industrial Chemicals admitted to poisoning residents of Anniston, Alabama, with PCBs. Years after a settlement, people are still sick. An excerpt from Harriet Washington's A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind.
Tell Us: What’s The Craziest Thing That Happened To You After Taking A DNA Test?
As BuzzFeed News continues to cover this growing trend, we want to know if you are sitting on our next big story without even realizing it.
We Got To The Moon Six Times. Here's Why America Really, Really Didn’t Want To Go Back.
“NASA said we’ll bet on the future,” said one space historian. That future just didn’t include moon landings.
These Maps Show How Many Cities Are Much Hotter Than Their Surroundings
Big cities typically amplify summer heat. In a heat wave, those few extra degrees can be a killer.
These Maps Show Where Urban Sprawl Is Making Big Storms More Deadly
Where asphalt and concrete replace marshes and grasslands, heavy rain is more likely to cause flash flooding.
How Much Do You Really Know About The First Moon Landing?
What was the first meal on the moon?
Trump’s EPA Picked Science Advisers By A Secret Process
There are more industry members and fewer academic experts on the EPA’s main science review board since Trump took office, according to a government watchdog report.
Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Like Barry Wetter And More Dangerous
Barry’s rain threat is no surprise to climate researchers, who say that the warming of the planet has contributed to the costliest hurricanes in US history.
Jeffrey Epstein's First Criminal Case Was Helped By A Famous Harvard Language Expert
Steven Pinker, a Harvard expert on language and human nature, said he was unaware of the details of the case and now regrets his involvement.
Extinction Rebellion Shut Down London To Shock People Into Facing The Reality Of Climate Change. That Was Just The Beginning.
There’s a method to the madness of Extinction Rebellion, which occupied London for 10 days. Now the group is in the US and more than 50 other countries.
These Maps Show Where Storm Barry Could Hit Hardest
Watch these forecasts from the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service.
Jeffrey Epstein Called Himself A “Science Philanthropist” And Donated Millions To These Researchers
MIT and Harvard said they don’t comment on donations. But the Santa Fe Institute said it may give away a donation it received in 2010.
New Orleans Is Flooding, And A Brewing Storm Could Bring Severe Damage This Weekend
A potential tropical cyclone forming in the Gulf of Mexico could slam into the coast by the weekend.
Young Activists Are Planning National Protests To Push Democrats On The Climate Crisis
"Now we’re taking the fight out of DC and into communities across America,” the Sunrise Movement's cofounder told BuzzFeed News.
Southern California Is Shaking After Earthquakes, But The "Big One" Is Still Lurking
California has experienced its two biggest quakes in two decades, so when will the "Big One" hit? There's no real way to know.
Europe's Heat Wave Fried The Global Temperature Record
"We are likely to see more of these events in the future due to climate change," said an expert.
First There Was "The Dress." Now We've Got These Crocs.
Fans of The Dress will want to take this quiz.
Farmers Are Losing Everything After “Forever Chemicals” Turned Up In Their Food
“No farmer in his or her right mind would go looking for it, because it would ruin them,” said one farm manager.
Documents Reveal Widespread Data Fraud In A Leading UK Scientist’s Lab
David Latchman was never punished for leading a University College London lab that published more than a dozen fraudulent studies, according to newly released investigation documents.