Fungus may be fall's hottest fashion trend

A surprising group of fashion rivals including Stella McCartney and Lululemon are joining forces to back Mylo, a new mushroom leather.
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40% of world’s plant species at risk of extinction

Two in five of the world's plant species are at risk of extinction as a result of the destruction of the natural world, according to an international report.


Emails show how pesticide industry influenced U.S. position in health talks

The U.S. insisted that new international guidelines on combating drug resistance omit any mention of fungicides — a demand that the industry made but that ran counter to science.

That mushroom motorcycle jacket will never go out of style

Leather goods made of fungi are versatile and sustainable, a new study finds.

Soil pathogens rise as temperatures do

Pathogenic plant fungi are likely to multiply and spread as rising temperatures warm soils, which will add to the challenges of maintaining world food production alongside other climate change-driven crises and a burgeoning human population.


What are zoonotic diseases?

Zoonotic diseases, which pass from animals to humans, kill millions of people every year. Where do they come from and how can we avoid them?

New debate over just how much the chytrid fungus affecting is affecting amphibians

Scientists agree that amphibians are in trouble. But a battle over the details underscores a larger debate within the scientific community.

Tropical snakes disappear as fungal outbreak decimates their prey

The chytrid fungus has devastated amphibians around the world; a new study shows it can drive their predators, like snakes, extinct as well.

Room to breathe: My quest to clean up my home's filthy air

Poor indoor air quality causes serious health issues. Things can be improved with determination to sniff out the cause of the problem—and some pricey hardware.

A humpback whodunit

A necropsy carried out on a remote British Columbia beach seeks to answer how a young humpback died.


The 'hidden world beneath our feet'

First global analysis of world’s most abundant creatures reveals more animals live in the far north than the tropics.

Europe’s precious truffles are struggling to survive climate change

Summers in southern Europe are getting hotter and drier, and the truffles aren't happy.

Tiny monsters in the sea

Warming ocean waters are an invitation to all sorts of pathogens with the potential to remake ocean life.


Fungus immune to drugs quietly sweeps the globe

The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs.

Amphibian 'apocalypse' caused by most destructive pathogen ever

For decades, a silent killer has slaughtered frogs and salamanders around the world by eating their skins alive. Now, a global team of 41 scientists has announced that the chytrid fungus has damaged global biodiversity more than any other disease ever recorded.

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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.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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