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Ground-Level Ozone Is a Creeping Threat to Biodiversity

Scientists are learning how this pollutant damages plants and trees, setting off a cascade of effects that harms everything from soil microbes to wildlife.

FDA Backs Boosters, Travel Restrictions Lift, and More News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

Could MJ Really Hang on During Spider-Man’s Swing?

Shooting a web from your hands requires Spidey powers. But does keeping your grip on one of them require Spidey strength?

The Malaria Vaccine Is a Big Deal, but Not a Silver Bullet

RTS,S proves that shots can work against parasites. But to eradicate this disease, scientists say we need more than just one tool.

Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There’s a Bright Idea

In the new scientific (and literal) field of agrivoltaics, researchers are showing how panels can increase yields and reduce water use on a warming planet.

NASA Is Preparing for the Ravages of Climate Change

The agency knows it needs to adapt to climate-driven events that will increasingly threaten coastal launch sites and other key space infrastructure.

Another Global Pandemic Is Spreading—Among Pigs

African swine fever killed half the pigs in China. There is no vaccine and no treatment. Now it’s in the Caribbean and on the doorstep of the US.

Deadly Heat Is Baking Cities. Here’s How to Cool Them Down

Urban areas can be 20 degrees hotter than the surrounding country. But green spaces and reflective pavement can make city life more bearable.

A Huge Subterranean ‘Tree’ Is Moving Magma to Earth’s Surface

Deep in the mantle, a branching plume of intensely hot material appears to be the engine powering vast volcanic activity.

The (Very Slow) Race to Move Forests in Time to Save Them

Trees have always migrated to survive. But now they need help to avoid climate catastrophe.

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