Human & Ecological Health Stories
Scientists continue to uncover surprising connections between our own health and that of the environment around us. The Anthropocene provides rigorous reporting on cutting-edge research—for example, how urban biodiversity can cut down on the prevalence of allergies and how industrial pollution may contribute to antibiotic resistance.
Less frequent laundering may not offset the additional environmental impacts of using antimicrobial silver nanoparticles in textiles.
Drug legalization could both help and hurt the environment
Some aspects of dirty living can be healthy. A new study posits that the decline of plant and animal diversity in cities may be linked to the recent surge of allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
Here's how we avoided the worst of zoonotic diseases
If you remove frogs and other "mosquito-reducers" from the landscape, what happens to malaria rates?
A new analysis reveals how a rural clinic helped save more than 27 square kilometers of tropical Indonesian forest—equating to more than $65 million worth of avoided carbon emissions
Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
The search for biodegradable drugs
Livestock welfare will be key in helping us reign in emissions
Researchers will track migratory animals from the International Space Station to predict the next pandemic