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Evan Thomas

Science and Health Editor

Evan Thomas directs Newsy's science and health coverage. He graduated from the University of Missouri and has since moved back home to Colorado's Front Range, where he's channeling a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors into a special focus on climate, energy and conservation stories.

  Recent Work
Paddleboarders in Alaska on July 4, 2019
Getty ImagesSci/Health

How Alaska Got To Its Record July Temperatures

Workers install solar panels on a home in Florida
Getty ImagesSci/Health

New Bill Could Make Fossil Fuel-Heavy States Switch To More Renewables

Witnesses at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on climate change
House Intelligence CommitteeSci/Health

How Often Does The White House Quash Climate-Related Testimony?

NASA satellites track rainfall from Hurricane Harvey in 2017
NASASci/Health

More Rain From Hurricanes Is Changing How We Study Them

Humpback whales in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Stellwagen Bank National Marine SanctuarySci/Health

What Will It Take To Protect More Of The Oceans From Climate Change?

Wind turbines off Rhode Island
Getty ImagesSci/Health

How Much Do Federal Tax Breaks Help Out Fossil Fuel Companies?

New York City skyline
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Hot, Polluted Cities Can Show How Future Allergies Might Get Worse

Three Mile Island nuclear station
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionSci/Health

Three Mile Island's Nuclear Legacy

An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8
Getty ImagesU.S.

US Air Carriers Aren't Grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes

A tornado after touchdown
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationU.S.

Tornadoes Are Changing, But It's Still Hard To Say Why

The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon
Alex Demas, U.S. Geological SurveyU.S.

How Old Is The Grand Canyon?

A bird perches on the U.S. border fence
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Border Wall Emergency Could Make Things Worse For Endangered Species

Floating solar panels
Dennis Schroeder / National Renewable Energy LaboratorySci/Health

A Net-Zero Carbon Future Will Need Better Energy Tech

Bowen Steam Plant in Georgia
U.S. Department of EnergySci/Health

Since The 2018 State Of The Union, Coal Has Continued To Crumble

A thermometer in Chicago in January 2019
Getty ImagesU.S.

Cold And Heat: Which Is More Dangerous, And Why?

Wind turbines
Argonne National LaboratorySci/Health

Renewable Energy Is Making More And More Sense

Plants growing aboard the International Space Station
NASASci/Health

The Promise Of Space Gardening

Grand Teton
U.S. National Park ServiceSci/Health

A Government Shutdown Makes National Parks Riskier Than Usual

The fourth version of the Media Bias Chart
Ad Fontes Media, Inc. / Vanessa OteroPolitics

This Map Can Help Navigate The Partisan Media Landscape

Floodwater after Hurricane Florence in South Carolina
Getty ImagesSci/Health

The Slow, Careful Rise Of Climate Change Attribution

A coal-fired power plant in Utah
Getty ImagesSci/Health

EPA Could Loosen CO2 Rules For Coal Plants That Nobody's Building

Satellite images of Hurricane Michael
NASA / GSFC, MISR TeamSci/Health

Every Hurricane Season Ends With A Single Number

MarCO CubeSats over Mars
NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratorySci/Health

Tiny CubeSats Sent Word Of InSight's Landing All The Way From Mars

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
Getty ImagesTech

Proposed Text Message Rules Echo The Fight Over Net Neutrality

Spinach
U.S. Department of AgricultureSci/Health

Why Leafy Greens Are So Often Responsible For Foodborne Illness

Debris from Lion Air flight 610 in Indonesia
Getty ImagesWorld

Boeing's Fleet Of At-Risk 737 MAX Planes Is Growing

A bucket of soybeans
Getty ImagesU.S.

Soybeans Are A Huge Casualty In The US-China Trade War

The Kepler space telescope
NASA Ames / W. StenzelSci/Health

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Is Finally Shutting Down

Hurricane Willa in the Pacific Ocean on Oct. 22
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationU.S.

Why Are So Many Hurricanes Getting So Strong, So Quickly?

The Santa Ana winds blow wildfire smoke out of California into the Pacific Ocean
NASAU.S.

What Makes California's Santa Ana Winds So Fierce?