Environment

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...

The 20th century was the hottest in nearly 2,000 years, studies show

Two new studies show that the 20th century was the Earth’s warmest period recorded in 2,000 years of the planet’s record. The studies further indicate...

Underwater glacial melting is occurring much faster than predicted

Underwater melting of tidewater glaciers is occurring much faster than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at Rutgers and the University...

Scientists solve the mystery of the disappearing jumbo squid

The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico’s once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until now. A new Stanford-led study published in...