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.
If you remove frogs and other "mosquito-reducers" from the landscape, what happens to malaria rates?
A new study illustrates how geoengineering doesn’t just turn back the clock on climate change, it alters the climate in new and perhaps profound ways
New study finds that birds caught on California farms with nearby wildlands had less problem bacteria than those at more manicured farms.
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.
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.
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.
As climate change and pandemics reshape the world we live in, say the researchers, we need to understand how the two processes interact.
Scientists are just beginning to discover the transformative power these herbivorous behemoths wield.
Scientists in an Ecuadorian forest used audio recorders and AI to gauge biodiversity. Such tools could revolutionize monitoring for ecosystem health.