Manmade disasters

Psychologists say 2020's stream of bad news has probably hurt the mental health of people who follow it closely.
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
Accidents like the Deepwater Horizon spill may hurt the rays’ ability to hunt.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
The idea of a nuclear bomb accidentally setting the entire planet on fire was once a fear shared by many.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
For 75 years, scientists have been trying to devise a way to make a vast supply of radioactive and chemically dangerous waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation safe.
Valerie Brown, Contributor
Scientists are developing a "living sensor" that eats hydrocarbons to monitor the country's extensive network of petroleum pipelines.
Tracy Staedter, Contributor
Scientists discuss the risks and feasibility of using solar geoengineering to cool us off.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Wastewater from oil drilling is triggering earthquakes, and no one can predict where they will strike or how hard they will shake.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Remote 'sentries' could keep watch between inspections.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor