Environment

Scientists find harmful metal lead in turmeric

In two new studies, researchers found processors in Bangladesh, one of the world’s predominant regions for growing turmeric, sometimes add a lead-laced chemical compound...

Green spaces may help lower your risk of metabolic syndrome

In a new study, researchers green spaces linked to a lower risk of metabolic syndrome. The finding provides further evidence on the health benefits of...

Shared electric scooters aren’t the greenest way to get around

Shared electric scooters, or e-scooters, may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options, according to new...

Air pollution linked to high risks of bipolar disorder, depression

In a new study, researchers found a strong link between exposure to environmental pollution and higher risks of neuropsychiatric disorders. They found in the United...

Hurricanes, Fires, Floods: How to be fully prepared

As people prepare for the wild winds and heavy rain that Hurricane Dorian may bring, you may be wondering what to do if disaster...

The amazon rainforest has been burning for weeks. Here’s why that matters.

It’s a giant air filter nearly as vast as the contiguous U.S. And it’s been burning for weeks. Covering extensive territory in Brazil, Peru, Colombia,...

Green space is good for your mental health, the nearer the better

In a new study, researchers found living within 300m of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with...

Arctic could be iceless in September if global temperatures increase 2 degrees

Arctic sea ice could disappear completely through September each summer if average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees, according to a...

Natural-gas leaks are important source of greenhouse gas emissions in Los Angeles

In discussions of anthropogenic climate change, carbon dioxide generally gets the spotlight, but it is not the only greenhouse gas spewed into the atmosphere...

Low-carbon diet may benefit both your health and the Earth

In a new study, researchers found eating a low-carbon diet is good both for people’s health and the planet. They examined the carbon footprint of...

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