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.
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.
Less frequent laundering may not offset the additional environmental impacts of using antimicrobial silver nanoparticles in textiles.
The search for biodegradable drugs
A survey of thousands in Asian countries found people with a high awareness of Covid-19 were more likely to cut back on consuming wild meat. A conservation group wants to harness this to put a dent in the wildlife trade.
Researchers will track migratory animals from the International Space Station to predict the next pandemic
If you remove frogs and other "mosquito-reducers" from the landscape, what happens to malaria rates?
Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
Here's how we avoided the worst of zoonotic diseases
Drug legalization could both help and hurt the environment
According to a new estimate, reducing ozone pollution has saved 1.5 billion birds over the past 40 years.