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A critically endangered North Atlantic right whale takes a dive for plankton in Cape Cod Bay off the coast of Provincetown, Mass.  Photo for The Washington Post by Jamie Cotten
Whales keep eating plastic, dying. This one's stomach had 88 pounds of calcifying trash
2 hours 56 min ago
March 12, 2019
According to the EPA, the average American produces 4.4 pounds of garbage per day. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Will the #trashtag challenge really get 'bored teens' offline and cleaning up the planet?
March 12, 2019 - 9:06pm
March 7, 2019
Astronaut Anne McClain, left, and Astronaut Christine Koch, right. NASA handout photo by Robert Markowitz
First all-female spacewalk will take place during Women's History Month
March 7, 2019 - 2:48pm
March 5, 2019
An aerial view of the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, in Antarctica, in 2017. Scientists are racing to understand what is happening to the ice shelf as the planet warms around it. They are also trying to measure the role of human-caused climate change in weakening other parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet, and to fathom how damaging warming seas and changing wind patterns might ultimately prove to be. (Jonathan Corum/The New York Times)
White House plans to counter climate change 'will erode our national security,' 58 former officials warn
March 5, 2019 - 12:54pm
Measles vaccine doesn't cause autism, says a new, decade-long study of half a million people
March 5, 2019 - 9:14am
Troy Hardy stands outside his home March 4, 2019 in Smiths Station, Alabama. He was inside with his Susie and 4-year-old grandson when the tornado struck the day before. Photo for The Washington Post by Kevin D. Liles
Alabama tornado survivors reckon with 'Armageddon'
March 5, 2019 - 7:25am
March 4, 2019
Mike Bridavsky and his famous, and now scientifically significant, cat, Lil Bub. Photo: lilbub.com/Mike Bridavsky.
Scientists have finally discovered what makes celebrity cat Lil Bub so 'magical'
March 4, 2019 - 3:39pm
February 26, 2019
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources researchers, shown here pulling in catfish, conduct a fish survey on the Red River in 2015. A new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found that the number of fish species progressively declines downstream, as water quality deteriorates from pollutants. Forum News Service file photoplay button
New report finds more contamination along Red River due to increased precipitation
February 26, 2019 - 2:02pm
February 25, 2019
The idea of an ad hoc group to reassess the government's climate science findings represents a modified version of a plan championed by William Happer, the National Security Council's senior director. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
White House to select federal scientists to reassess government climate findings, sources say
February 25, 2019 - 8:28am
February 20, 2019
Researchers say man-made climate change caused Australian rodent extinction
February 20, 2019 - 2:55pm
Neptune as seen by Voyager 2 during its flyby in 1989.
Tiny new moon discovered around Neptune
February 20, 2019 - 2:39pm
February 18, 2019
Flu in South Dakota has spiked up, but officials say this season is less severe than last season. File photo
Spread of flu spikes in SD
February 18, 2019 - 7:55pm
February 17, 2019
Alexandria Villasenor, 13, skips school to strike in front of the United Nations, with signs reading: "School Strike 4 Climate" and "Cop24 Failed Us." Photo for The Washington Post by Sarah Blesener
How a 7th grader's strike against climate change exploded into a movement
February 17, 2019 - 10:19am
February 13, 2019
Opportunity's heat shield impact site is seen on Mars in an approximately true-color mosaic of panoramic camera images taken Dec. 28, 2004. On the left, the main heat shield piece is inverted and its metallic insulation layer glints in the sunlight. Handout courtesy of NASA/JPL/Cornell
NASA says goodbye to record-setting Mars rover Opportunity
February 13, 2019 - 3:40pm
February 12, 2019
The sun sets on the Mojave National Preserve in Kelso, Calif., on Feb. 5. The public lands bill passed by the Senate Tuesday would connect the preserve with Death Valley National Park. Photo for The Washington Post by Jenna Schoenefeld
Senate passes the decade's biggest public lands package
February 12, 2019 - 5:59pm
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