Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on October 13.

The accession of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court will cement a conservative majority that is likely to give polluting industries freer rein, limit the ability of citizens to sue, and call into question the very basis of the EPA to issue and enforce regulations.

By Beth Gardiner


As Waters Warm, Ocean Heatwaves Are Growing More Severe

With oceans absorbing more than 90 percent of global warming, marine heatwaves are becoming hotter and larger and are lasting longer. Scientists say the trend has major ecological consequences, from altering fish and plant populations to forcing whales into hazardous waters.

By Nicola Jones

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The Bobcat Fire burns through the Angeles National Forest in Southern California on September 17.


Our Burning Planet: Why We Must Learn to Live With Fire

By suppressing all wildfires and incessantly burning fossil fuels, humans have upset the role that fire has historically played in providing ecological balance. We need to rethink our view of fire and accept its presence by changing how we manage lands and plan our communities.

By Stephen J. Pyne

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