Hundreds of Astronomers Denounce Arrest of Native Hawaiians Protesting Thirty Meter Telescope

All week, opponents to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) have been putting their bodies on the line to prevent construction from starting on top of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea. Now these opponents, who are largely Native Hawaiian, are finding allies among an unlikely group: astronomers, including those whose research would…

Paradise, California, Has Lost More Than 90 Percent of Its Residents Since Last Year's Deadly Fire

The Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, California, last year. Since then, the community has struggled to rebuild. In fact, more than 90 percent of Paradise residents never returned, according to new numbers from the governor’s office. Now, the town is officially a “rural area,” which opens the door for more…

Your Binge-Watching of Netflix and Porn Is Contributing to Millions of Tons of Emissions a Year

Most days when I get home from work, I kick off my shoes and cozy up with some Netflix. Video streaming is kind of my go-to when I want to relax—and I’m far from alone. Each year, our collective video streaming results in carbon emissions equivalent to the entire country of Spain, a new report has found.