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.

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Lorraine Loomis: Pollution-based economy cannot be sustained

EPA has moved away from an agency tasked with providing environmental protections to one of accommodating polluting special interests. Unfortunately, about the only thing we can expect from this EPA is more of the same.


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.


A new battle zone for the coronavirus looms: the developing world

People in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city, are coming together in the face of a possible catastrophe.

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.


Veterinary drugs are wreaking havoc on wildlife worldwide

Millions of pounds of antimicrobials end up in livestock each year, seeping into the environment and harming species like dung beetles.

Research maps link between air pollution and obesity

Amie Lund, a cardiovascular toxicology researcher with the University of North Texas, has found that exposure to certain air pollutants may cause weight gain, especially when coupled with a high-fat diet.


2 million pounds of chicken recalled over possible metal contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Wednesday a massive voluntary recall of Simmons Prepared Foods fresh and frozen chicken products because of concerns that some products were contaminated with pieces of metal.


Pollution is killing the young lungs: Doctors

It is the young lungs, especially under five years of age, that suffer the maximum damage when air pollution levels peak, say doctors.


I finally quit smoking cigarettes and it′s paying off health-wise

I lit my last cigarette eight weeks ago. In this short amount time, not only have great things happened to my body, but also my psyche.


Can medical care exist without plastic?

Hospitals are filled with sterile single-use plastic. Environmental advocates are looking for less wasteful ways to keep healthcare hygienic.

Children's health vulnerable to climate change, Canadian Paediatric Society says

The Canadian Paediatric Society says it expects climate change to increasingly affect children's health and is encouraging health-care providers to press all levels of government for measures that curb it.


Getting back to nature: How forest bathing can make us feel better

The Japanese have known for years that spending mindful time in the woods is beneficial for body and soul. Now western doctors - and royals - agree.

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The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

Blaming the COVID-19 messengers—public health officials under siege: Derrick Z. Jackson

The pandemic has put public health officials in a perilous place—caught between the common good and the often-toxic American drive for personal freedom.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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