Fire season has only just begun, and wildfires have already burned a record number of acres. Why they’ve been so bad, and the toll so far.
As President Trump promises a vaccine before the election, some of the largest pharmaceutical companies plan to keep politics out of science.
Questions swirl around how to prioritize who gets the first COVID-19 vaccines. Plus, an update on Space X’s Starlink satellite constellation.
The Interior Department is working to auction drilling leases by the end of the year.
New research suggests air pollution may cost the US $700 billion dollars—more than transitioning to clean energy would cost.
Plus more science news for the week, including the chemical linked to Beirut’s explosions.