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.
Scientists are just beginning to discover the transformative power these herbivorous behemoths wield.
Researchers have meticulously traced how habitat loss and climate conspire to drive deadly disease outbreaks; and how saving flowering trees is a key part of the solution.
Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
Here's how we avoided the worst of zoonotic diseases
Work to restore ecosystems have long struggled. Now scientists say and injection of natural soil - and all the microbes and plants mixed in - could help.
The most common insect-borne diseases change dramatically as a landscape goes from lightly-inhabited forest to jam-packed city, scientists find.
The search for biodegradable drugs
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.
According to a new estimate, reducing ozone pollution has saved 1.5 billion birds over the past 40 years.
Livestock welfare will be key in helping us reign in emissions