Environment

Uber or Lyft electric car swap could save 3 times more carbon than yours

Replacing a gas-powered ride-hailing vehicle with an electric vehicle can deliver three times the carbon benefits of a personally owned electric car, according to...

Common chemicals in living environment may harm your kidney health

A recent study from Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center found links between various chemicals in the environment and a higher risk of kidney...

5G networks have few health impacts, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found 5G networks have few health impacts. The research was conducted by a team at Oregon State University. Fifth-generation or 5G...

Air pollution is a big risk factor for heart disease, stroke and death, no...

In a new study, researchers found that long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air pollution is a major contributor to heart disease and death. But...

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...