Environment

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans

The coronavirus pandemic, suspected of originating in bats and pangolins, has brought the risk of viruses that jump from wildlife to humans into stark...

Scientists find another reason to wash hands well: Flame retardants

In a new study, researchers found that harmful flame retardants may be lurking on your hands and cell phone. They found that halogenated flame retardants...

Longer hours of sunlight linked to higher COVID-19 risk

In a new study, researchers found that while higher heat and humidity can slow the spread of COVID-19, longer hours of sunlight are linked...

This study shows a surprising cause of heart disease, blood vessel damage

Long-term exposure to environmental noise—think planes, trains, and automobiles—has been linked in multiple studies to adverse health effects such as poor sleep, psychiatric disorders,...

Warmer weather slows COVID-19 transmission, but not by much

In a new study, researchers found that while the rate of COVID-19 incidence does decrease with warmer temperatures up until 52 degrees F, further...

Low humidity linked to higher COVID-19 risk

In a new study, researchers found a link between lower humidity and an increase in locally COVID-19 positive cases. They discovered a 1% decrease in...

Will warmer weather help contain COVID-19? Not really, new research says

In two new studies, researchers suggest that the warm summer months will not strongly slow the novel coronavirus as it spreads around the globe. They...

New process could turn cheap sponge into smart sponge to clean up oil spills

Sponge can absorb more than 30 times its weight in oil and be reused up to several dozen times Secret lies in its oleophilic, hydrophobic,...

The deep ocean is warming slowly — but dramatic changes are ahead

The world's deep oceans are warming at a slower rate than the surface, but it's still not good news for deep-sea creatures according to...

These common chemicals my harm your kidney health

In a new study, researchers have found links between various chemicals in the environment and a higher risk of kidney disease. The research was conducted...

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