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Originals

The Holocene climate experience.

What can we learn from the past to guide us in adapting to future climate change? What does the story about human experiences of past natural climatic changes tell us in broad terms? At the least it points to the types of risks to the health, survival, and social stability that may result from this century’s human-driven climate change.

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Climate

WEF: Environment dominates threats to global economy.

The world’s fast degrading environment now represents a major threat to the global economy, the World Economic Forum warned on Thursday.

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When nature gets sick, so do we.

That human health and Earth’s health are intertwined can sound like a truism—more of a bumper sticker or poetic truth than scientific fact. Yet a growing body of research suggests that disrupted ecologies may indeed produce more disease.

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Opinion

Superbugs 1, the world 0.

World leaders have committed US$790m to fighting superbugs. These are infectious diseases that don’t respond to treatment using antibiotics – an essential defence against infections after surgery.

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About 200 Zika cases recorded in Thailand.

Thailand has recorded about 200 cases of Zika since January, the health ministry said on Tuesday, making it a country with one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases in the region.

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Toxics

What the Democrats won’t tell you about Zika.

By Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.)

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Miami Beach offering free Zika testing for residents, those who work in transmission zone.

Residents and those who work in the “Zika transmission zone” on Miami Beach will get a chance to get tested for free to see if they have the virus.

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Toxics

Aerial spraying against Zika on Miami Beach begins amid protests from residents.

NBC 6's Michael Spears has the latest on the start of aerial spraying on Miami Beach that has been met with protests. (Published 6 minutes ago)

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Singapore says unclear if local Zika strain causes birth defects.

By Fathin Ungku and Marius Zaharia | SINGAPORE

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From our Newsroom

Chesapeake Energy's fall

Chesapeake Energy was a fracking pioneer on a meteoric rise. Last week, it fell to Earth.

The danger of hormone-mimicking chemicals in medical devices and meds

In an effort to bolster our health, we may be exposed to compounds that harm us. New research says physicians need to recognize and explain this hidden risk to patients.

Our annual summer reading list, 2020 edition

EHN staff shares their top book recommendations for the summer.

Coronavirus is creating a crisis of energy insecurity

Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unpaid bills and energy shutoffs in many vulnerable US households. Indiana University researchers warn we need to act now to avoid yet another health emergency.

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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