Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

Science and Health Editor

Evan Thomas directs science and health coverage for Scripps News. 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
Law enforcement officers stand outside a courthouse in New York
Mary Altaffer / APPolitics

What happens now that Donald Trump has been indicted?

Donald Trump exits a vehicle
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

What does Donald Trump's indictment mean for his presidential run?

grid-scale battery storage
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryScience and Health

The Promising Future Of Battery Storage On The U.S. Grid

Rioters scale a wall at the U.S. Capitol building
Jose Luis Magana / APU.S.

President-Elect Joe Biden Comments On Capitol Riot Response

President Trump
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

Lawmakers Discuss The Possibility Of Impeachment

A researcher works on the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
Oxford University / APScience and Health

AstraZeneca Admits To Mistakes In Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

A woman in South Korea on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020.
Lee Jin-man / APScience and Health

South Korea Reports Spike In Coronavirus Cases

President-Elect Joe Biden speaks in Delaware on Nov. 25
AP / Carolyn KasterScience and Health

President-Elect Joe Biden Delivers Thanksgiving Address

Coronavirus testing in California
Damian Dovarganes / APScience and Health

Demand Strains Coronavirus Testing Sites Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Susan Walsh / APScience and Health

Dr. Anthony Fauci Addresses Coronavirus Vaccine Safety

College basketball players
Gerry Broome / APSports

COVID Cancels Ivy League Seasons, Postpones More College Football

President-Elect Joe Biden
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

Republicans Push For President-Elect Biden To Get Intel Briefings

Washington, D.C.
Newsy StaffPolitics

Dueling Protests Expected in Washington, D.C. On Saturday

A worker collects absentee ballots for counting in New York.
John Minchillo / APPolitics

New York Is Still Counting Mail-In Ballots

Nearly empty highways in California during stay-at-home orders over the coronavirus.
Richard Vogel / APScience and Health

Coronavirus Has Changed U.S. Vehicle Emissions — For Now

A map of nitrogen dioxide emissions over China
European Space AgencyScience and Health

Coronavirus Lockdowns Are Reducing Emissions Worldwide

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
National Institutes of HealthScience and Health

Scientists Need Time To Tell How Warm Weather Will Affect Coronavirus

Wind turbines off the coast of Scotland
Getty ImagesScience and Health

Addressing Climate Change Requires Both Public And Private Money

A plug-in electric Nissan
Getty ImagesScience and Health

What Would It Take To Make Electric Vehicle Charging 'Comprehensive'?

The Doomsday Clock
Getty ImagesScience and Health

How The Doomsday Clock Measures The Risks Of Climate Change

A climate activist holds a protest sign
Getty ImagesScience and Health

2019 Wrap-Up: A Growing Awareness Of A Worsening Climate

Cranes load shipping containers onto a cargo ship in Staten Island.
Getty ImagesScience and Health

Sub-National Stakeholders Plan To Keep US Working Toward Paris Goals

A conference hall at the COP25 climate meeting
Getty ImagesScience and Health

COP25 Talks Climate Solutions, Even As The US Leaves Paris Agreement

A model rendering of the jet stream over Europe
NASAScience and Health

How Climate Change Factored Into Venice's Floods

A "Climate Emergency" sign at a protest
Getty ImagesScience and Health

Does Calling It A 'Climate Emergency' Help?

The Saddleridge Fire in California in October 2019
Getty ImagesScience and Health

Climate Change Is Changing How We Deal With Wildfires

Icebergs in the Ross Sea
Patrick Rowe / National Science FoundationScience and 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 AdministrationScience and Health

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

A power plant
Getty ImagesScience and Health

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

Getty ImagesScience and Health

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