The Amazon’s Yanomami utterly abandoned by Brazilian authorities: Report

Their territory is suffering the ravages of COVID-19, invasion by 20,000 illegal miners, mercury pollution, severe deforestation, and “genocidal” government apathy, say the Yanomami people.
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How animal agriculture could contribute to pandemics — and solutions to prevent it

The warning signs of the harm the food industry could cause were apparent long before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a University of Texas at Austin researcher.


Eyewall of climate 'bomb' Iota brings catastrophic winds to Central America

Hurricane Iota began whipping Nicaragua with catastrophic winds, storm surges and rain on Monday evening, as the region's leaders blamed climate change for destruction that is pushing millions closer to hunger.

Covid winter is coming. Could humidifiers help?

As the air gets drier, and people stay indoors with the heater on, humidity will likely play a role in how easily the respiratory virus spreads.

Marine mammals may be at risk of COVID from humans; study

While there have been indications that this pandemic spread from animals to humans, a new study shows humans could spread it to marine mammals.


The coronavirus opens another front: animal fur farms

Why Denmark, a global centre for farmed minks, is considering killing 17 million of them and banning the industry.

How effective are China’s attempts to reduce the risk of wildlife spreading disease to humans?

Progress, loopholes and contradictions converge as the world's most populous country works to lower the odds of another global pandemic.

Gillibrand and Velázquez demand NYCHA clear air pre-COVID second wave

The two elected officials said poor ventilation in public housing, due to aging and broken fans, could help spread the coronavirus this winter.

Go ahead, take that vacation—but it may be unethical

At this point, we could all use a break. But endangering vulnerable communities is a high risk of pandemic travel.

Narwhals could be at high risk of catching COVID-19: researcher

Northern whales could contract virus from vessel wastewater and spread it through blowhole droplets.


‘It’s taking away our wise men’: COVID-19 hits Peru’s Indigenous people hard

“This pandemic is taking away our wise men," Zebelio Kayap, the Indigenous leader of the Organization of Border Communities, says in a broken voice.


How hurricane preparations are adapting to COVID-19

Thousands of hotel rooms, a million masks—safely escaping this season's hurricanes is forcing cities and states to meet an unprecedented challenge.

Did pangolin trafficking cause the coronavirus pandemic?

The elusive animals’ possible involvement in the origins of COVID-19 gives them a weird ambivalence: threatened and, perhaps, dangerous.

Clean water solutions for residents in Kibera

In Kibera, most residents don't have private toilets or running water. But things are improving since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

The unequal future of consumption

How the Covid lockdown is reconfiguring the nexus of getting and spending.

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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

62 oil and gas companies from around the world signed on to a UN-led partnership aimed at bolstering monitoring and reductions of the potent climate-warming gas.

Q&A: A young environmental justice leader on the value of getting youth of color into nature

"Before decisions are made we need to practice what we preach when we say that we stand for justice and equity. In any decision-making process, youth need to be involved from the get-go."

Agents of Change: New fellows seek to reimagine science communication

Breaking through the echo chamber with new voices grounded in science, community, and equity.

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Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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