People infected with the coronavirus may shed extremely high amounts of virus in their stool even before they show symptoms — if they ever do. Testing wastewater may offer health officials a way to spot budding community outbreaks early.
A study published Thursday in a prestigious scientific journal links significant increases in COVID-19 transmission rates to meatpacking plants, especially those facilities that the federal government has allowed to speed up processing lines.
During the pandemic, when people stayed inside and traveled less by car or plane, greenhouse gas emissions slowed down. But despite that, we're still facing record-breaking concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide.