We Have No Idea How Bad the US Tick Problem Is

We Have No Idea How Bad the US Tick Problem Is

When Rick Ostfeld gets bitten by a tick, he knows right away. After decades studying tick-borne diseases as an ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, Ostfeld has been bitten more than 100 times, and his body now reacts to tick...
Former Coal Lobbyist Takes Over EPA From Embattled Chief Pruitt

Former Coal Lobbyist Takes Over EPA From Embattled Chief Pruitt

The new head of the EPA is a former Senate staffer who has worked behind the scenes to quash climate change legislation and promote coal. Andrew Wheeler, 53, now the Environmental Protection Agency’s No. 2 official, will take over Monday as acting administrator...
Rising seas: ‘Florida is about to be wiped off the map’

Rising seas: ‘Florida is about to be wiped off the map’

In an extract from her new book Rising, Elizabeth Rush explains the threat from sea-level rise, which, for millions of Americans, is about to get very real, very quickly In 1890, just over six thousand people lived in the damp lowlands of south Florida. Since then the...
Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years

Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years

Demise of nine out of 13 of the ancient landmarks linked to climate change by researchers Some of Africas oldest and biggest baobab trees have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, according to researchers. The trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years...