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Controlled fire.

Fighting fire with fire

Controlled burns in key areas of U.S. West could drastically reduce smoke exposure, study finds


Orange haze over Brooklyn Bridge and New York City skyline.

In the thick of it

Scenes of smoke-blanketed Northeast likely to repeat, one expert says. Another offers advice for reducing harm to health.


Maggie Vallejo, Quinn Lewis, Alayna Jenkins, and Cole Petersen.

What drives four future climate leaders

Seniors represent diverse backgrounds, concentrations, and new perspectives on finding real-world solutions to various aspects of complex, mounting crisis


Fruit fly with fungal outgrowth.

‘The Last of Us,’ fruit fly edition

Postdoc Carolyn Elya sheds light on how parasitic fungus hijacks nervous system of flies, uses mind control to manipulate behavior as insects near death