Science & Technology

Western wildfires threatening American Indian tribal lands

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BLY, Ore. — Fierce wildfires in the northwest are threatening American Indian tribal lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional...

GM warns some Bolt owners to park outdoors due to fire risk

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DETROIT — General Motors is telling owners of some older Chevrolet Bolts to park them outdoors and not to charge them overnight because two...

Tons of dead fish in Tampa Bay blamed on toxic red tide

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A unusually large bloom of toxic red tide is being blamed for a massive fish kill in Florida's environmentally sensitive...

That was fleeting: Twitter kills off ephemeral ‘fleets’

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Twitter is disappearing its disappearing tweets, called fleets, after they didn't catch on. ...

Navy blazers, stripes and flag scarves for Team USA in Tokyo

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NEW YORK — The Team USA flag bearers in steamy Tokyo will likely be the coolest members of their packs. ...

Europe takes another step toward introducing digital euro

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The European Central Bank said Wednesday it is launching a two-year investigation on whether to introduce a digital version of the euro that would...

EU to unveil tough climate rules, with tax on foreign firms

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BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday is unveiling sweeping new legislation to help meet its pledge to cut emissions of the gases that...

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

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NEW YORK — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. ...

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

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The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several...

Senate Democrats’ $3.5T budget deal backs up Biden’s goals

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WASHINGTON — this story is a refire/new doc of last night's story with new material wire embargoed for 6 a.m. EDT Wednesday; lead with...