Were people worried about a pandemic before COVID-19? Hardly, according to a study of global attitudes

If you asked people, today, to name the biggest global threats, it is likely that just about everyone would put pandemics on the top of the list. But that wasn't the case before Coronavirus came into existence. Far from it, actually.

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Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice

Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate, according to a new modeling study.


Wildlife are exposed to a cocktail of hormone-disrupting toxins and our understanding of the risks is limited

A team of experts convened by Professor Sir Charles Godfray of the Oxford Martin School has assessed the evidence base of key chemicals known to disrupt the endocrine system of wildlife.


Evidence humans are causing global warming reaches 'gold standard'

Researchers said that 'humanity cannot afford to ignore' the rising temperatures.

How corn farmers are adapting to climate change

Few of climate change's varied dangers are more dire than its potential to make the world's farms produce less food.


These are the health risks of breathing wildfire smoke

“You could see haze inside buildings,” one expert told BuzzFeed News.

Rewilding landscapes can solve multiple problems

Urbanisation, biodiversity loss, climate change: just some of the worldwide problems 'rewilding' - i.e. restoring food chains by returning 'missing' species to the landscape—can help tackle multiple problems.


Why wildfires are bigger and harder to control

Hopes for fewer large wildfires in 2018, after last year's disastrous fire season, are rapidly disappearing across the West.


In twist, Trump administration backs Obama's monument decree

A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court - and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President Barack Obama.


Africa's pollution killing thousands of infants, study says

Modest reductions in air pollution can prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of infants in sub-Saharan Africa each year, according to a new scientific study that investigated the link between breathable air pollutants and premature deaths in 30 countries across the continent.


Workers' radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition

Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal.


'Truly alarming': No babies for endangered right whales

The winter calving season for critically endangered right whales has nearly ended with zero newborns spotted in the past four months - a reproductive drought that scientists who study the fragile species haven't seen in three decades.


The EPA wants to combine three offices into one. Here’s what we know.

A national program that funds research into chemical exposure to kids and other environmental issues is on the chopping block as part of a proposed effort to make the Environmental Protection Agency more efficient.

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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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