Scientists find new way climate change can ruin life as we know it

T-Rex would have liked having the heat return to dinosaur territory, and other ironies of global warming.

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Commemorating a patriarch in a heat wave

As heat mounts and much worse is anticipated, the Haaretz climate change briefs look at the stories we need to know – including ones we wish we didn't.


Opinion: We are all plastic people now, in ways we can’t see – and can no longer ignore

Our global plastics problem has been steadily growing for decades, polluting the planet in obvious ways. Less obvious are the microplastics that we eat and breathe, and the impacts they have on our health. I experimented on myself to find out more

Arsenic and global warming: The good, the bad and the deadly

Global warming increases the probability that we'll be drinking arsenic, especially if we live in Asia.


Greenland is melting faster than we thought in 'one of the worst years on record'

Current climate simulations don't factor in changing atmospheric circulations, leading to the suspicion that the Greenland ice sheet will melt much faster than is currently predicted.


How to recover from post-viral fatigue

With any viral infection, some recover quickly, while others develop fatigue over the next three months and beyond. Here's how to manage it.


We’re giving coral cancer too: Climate change stories on our radar

We knew coral can develop tumors, but now these skeletal anomalies have been associated with limited water motion (not generally our fault), a paucity of herbivorous fish (generally our fault) and to fertilizer and pesticide runoff (completely our fault).


An unexpected side effect of fracking: Chlamydia

To the consternation of fracking fans everywhere, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health this weekend confirmed a correlation reported two years earlier between intense fracking activity and a local increase in certain sexually transmitted diseases.


Dollar stores moving to remove dangerous plastics from their shelves

Under steady pressure by consumer advocates, Dollar Tree has committed to phasing out harmful chemicals like BPA in their plastic products. Who's next?

Air pollution is the health crisis of our age, so why are we still getting log burners and jogging in cities?

In the centre of Tim Smedley’s living room is a cavernous Victorian fireplace, exactly the width and depth that would be the perfect fit for a wood burning stove.

Are man-made toxins to blame for the male fertility crisis?

The question of why male sperm counts are at an historic low has been the focus of increasing scientific debate of late, since a large scale study in 2017 found that sperm level among Western men had halved in the space of just 40 years.

In the deepest ocean trenches, animals eat plastic

In the Mariana Trench, the lowest point in any ocean, every tiny animal tested had plastic pollution hiding in its gut.

Air pollution: Are you more at risk than you think – even in your home?

“By the way, your house is slowly filling with particles as we speak."


Jury to decide Monsanto cancer suit

San Francisco Superior Court jury heard closing arguments Tuesday in the civil suit against pesticide manufacturer Monsanto, brought on by a 37-year-old Vallejo man who said he was diagnosed with cancer after regularly using the company's pesticide.


10 million lives could be lost to superbugs - so how far have we got in the race to beat them?

British scientists claim they have beaten more than a dozen rival teams around the world in the race towards a new synthetic antibiotic.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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