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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
A model rendering of the jet stream over Europe
NASASci/Health

How Climate Change Factored Into Venice's Floods

A "Climate Emergency" sign at a protest
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Does Calling It A 'Climate Emergency' Help?

The Saddleridge Fire in California in October 2019
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Climate Change Is Changing How We Deal With Wildfires

Icebergs in the Ross Sea
Patrick Rowe / National Science FoundationSci/Health

5 Ways To Address Climate Change's Threat To The Oceans

Seagrass in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Paige Gill / National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSci/Health

The U.N. Wants To Expand One Of Our Best Carbon Storage Tools

A power plant
Getty ImagesSci/Health

What The U.S. Needs To Make A Carbon Tax Work

Cattle
Getty ImagesSci/Health

How Does U.S. Meat Production Contribute To Climate Change?

A protester holds a sign urging climate debate
Getty ImagesSci/Health

How Did Climate Change Become Such An Issue For 2020?

Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationU.S.

Hurricane Categories Don't Tell You Anything About The Water

Wildfire smoke over Brazil
NASA Worldview / EOSDISSci/Health

It's Hard To Tell How Much Of The Amazon Is Burning

Farm equipment in a field
Getty ImagesSci/Health

To Fight Climate Change And Food Stress, We Need To Balance Land Use

Thermometers and air conditioning units for sale
Getty ImagesSci/Health

The More We Use Air Conditioning, The More We May Need It

Then-Tropical Storm Barry on July 12, 2019.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSci/Health

Hurricanes Are Wetter Than Ever And We Need Learn To Manage The Deluge

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