Health

The air conditioning paradox

The world is now 1.1 degrees Celsius — 2 degrees Fahrenheit — warmer on average than it was at the dawn of the Industrial Re...

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Salt Scourge: The Dual Threat of Warming and Rising Salinity

The Mekong Delta is under a chemical threat arguably more deadly for the long term than the Agent Orange deployed across it during...

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The massive, unregulated source of plastic pollution you’ve probably never heard of

NEW ORLEANS — On an overcast day in April, on the edge of Chalmette Battlefield, a few miles outside the city, Liz Marchio exami...

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Climate change experts say India’s heatwave offers the world a terrifying glimpse into the future

Every year, more than a billion people sweat their way through India and Pakistan's dreaded heatwaves, which usually begin in lat...

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One in 25 Australian properties will be uninsurable by 2030 due to climate change, report warns

More than half a million properties across Australia will effectively become uninsurable this decade due to climate change, a new ...

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Climate Change Will Accelerate Viral Spillovers, Study Finds

Over the next 50 years, climate change will drive thousands of viruses to jump from one species of mammal to another, according ...

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Nature loss: Insatiable greed degrading land around the world – UN

Human activities are damaging and degrading the lands of the Earth in an unsustainable fashion according to a new UN report....

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Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea

Beneath some of the world’s busiest fisheries, radioactive submarines from the Soviet era lie disintegrating on the seafloor. De...

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The world is throwing away 3 million face masks every minute — and the growing mountain of waste is a toxic time bomb

Single-use masks have been the emblems of the pandemic era. Since the very first lockdowns of 2020, these plastic-based coverings ...

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Stanford pediatric arbovirologist Desiree LaBeaud’s quest to eradicate mosquito-borne diseases led to an unlikely culprit: plastic trash

In 2021, Stanford pediatrician and arbovirologist Desiree LaBeaud and her colleagues launched the nonprofit organization HERI-Keny...

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