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.
Recommendations to improve cardiovascular health and lessen climate change are remarkably similar
More than 500 mammal species are high-risk candidates for carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID, based on a new study of common traits among species with a protein gateway for the virus.
Researchers will track migratory animals from the International Space Station to predict the next pandemic
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?
New study finds that birds caught on California farms with nearby wildlands had less problem bacteria than those at more manicured farms.
The search for biodegradable drugs
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.
Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
The idea is pretty much what it sounds like. The trick is to get from here to there.