Ski Resorts Are Giving Up on Snow

Ski Resorts Are Giving Up on Snow

    18 Sep 2023

It’s late August, and Italy is in the middle of its third record-setting heat wave of the summer, but at the bottom of the slopes in Fai della Paganella, a small ski resort in the Dolomites, a queue is forming for the chairlift. Instead of ski jackets and bobble hats, the people waiting are dressed

Citizen Scientists Show Light Pollution Erases Stars From the Sky

Citizen Scientists Show Light Pollution Erases Stars From the Sky

    13 Feb 2023

Years ago, Christopher Kyba was skeptical about astronomy data collected by citizen scientists—after all, it relies on people making naked-eye assessments of the night sky. But when a student wrote to him with a question about measuring the sky’s brightness, he thought of the Globe at Night citizen science project, which launched in 2006 to let

Inmates, Doctors, and the Battle Over Trans Medical Care

Inmates, Doctors, and the Battle Over Trans Medical Care

    08 Jul 2021

Stephen Levine was born in 1942 in Pittsburgh. He wanted to be a doctor from the time he was a little boy; he saw how much his parents and people in his community respected the profession. At Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he decided to go into psychiatry, drawn to how the field

The Drought Is Making the Klamath River’s Baby Salmon Sick

The Drought Is Making the Klamath River’s Baby Salmon Sick

    05 Jun 2021

This story originally appeared in High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The video shows clear river water washing over rocks as sunlight dances in the shallows. Small slivers of white that look like leaves float on the surface. But they aren’t leaves; they’re the bodies of juvenile salmon, most of

Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    24 Feb 2021

As the world fights the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, another group of dangerous pathogens looms in the background. The threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been growing for years and appears to be getting worse. If COVID-19 taught us one thing, it’s that governments should be prepared for more global public health crises, and

Focus On Series : S01E01

Focus On Series : S01E01

    30 Jan 2021

PART 1: Gender Based Violence In Kenya. Today’s Episode highlights the plight of Gender Based Violence in Kenya.

WIRED25 Day 3: Look at Problems in a New Way

WIRED25 Day 3: Look at Problems in a New Way

    01 Oct 2020

Conversations on the final day of this year’s WIRED25 event revolved around the existential mess that has characterized 2020: Covid-19, election integrity, California wildfires. But the experts who came together to share their insights into these problems, and the work they have been doing to confront them, also communicated a sense of genuine optimism. SUBSCRIBE

The WIRED Coronavirus Glossary | WIRED

The WIRED Coronavirus Glossary | WIRED

    02 Jun 2020

There’s a lot of noise about the coronavirus out there. As if living through a pandemic wasn’t difficult enough on its own, the rampant spread of misinformation about the virus has only made things murkier. And it’s especially hard to keep the facts straight when you have a strange new vocabulary thrust upon you practically

Covid-19 Flares Up in America’s Polluted ‘Sacrifice Zones’

Covid-19 Flares Up in America’s Polluted ‘Sacrifice Zones’

    26 May 2020

Air is political. Research indicates race is the biggest predictor of whether a person lives near a heavily polluted area. Covid-19 is especially lethal for patients with respiratory problems. Now researchers are studying whether air pollution makes Covid-19 illnesses more severe. They are especially concerned with so-called sacrifice zones, areas with pervasive exposure to toxic

Covid-19’s Toll on Prison Labor Doesn’t Just Hurt Inmates

Covid-19’s Toll on Prison Labor Doesn’t Just Hurt Inmates

    19 May 2020

While millions of Americans shelter in their homes, America’s prisoners are at work. In at least 20 states, from Florida to Michigan to Texas to California, incarcerated workers are making hand sanitizer, face masks, and protective gowns at prison manufacturing facilities. In Indiana, they’re making plastic face shields. In Oregon, they’re doing hospitals’ laundry. If