A Bird Named for a Confederate General Sparks Calls for Change

McCown's longspur has launched a renewed reckoning over the troubling histories reflected in some species names.

Superfund Research Center Receives $10.6M to Study Mining Waste, Arsenic-Diabetes Link


The center, since 1989, has helped address the state's most pressing environmental contamination sites.

To Spot Future Coronavirus Flare-Ups, Search the Sewers

Wastewater-based epidemiology can test large groups of people and help better allocate scarce resources

Alaskan megaeruption may have helped end the Roman Republic

For ages, the shadow of a volcano has hung over the fall of the Roman Republic. Ancient historians told of the Sun’s mysterious disappearance after Julius Caesar’s murder in 44 B.C.E., which was followed by bouts of cold and crop failures. Now, a team of scientists and historians has discovered that one of the largest known eruptions in history struck in 43 B.C.E.—potentially contributing to 2 years of weird weather and famine as the republic dissolved and the empire took shape.

Breakdown of the 'behavior' of Bighorn Fire

 number of factors that contributed to how big the Bighorn Fire has been and where it's burned on the mountains.