One in Six Global Deaths Linked to Pollution
A new report suggests that pollution led to the deaths of nine million people in 2015
Yes, Sperm Counts Have Been Steadily Declining—But Don’t Freeze Your Sperm Yet
The study is a striking reminder of how much science has to learn about these little wrigglers
Video: Why Should Humans Care About Preserving the Diversity of Life on Earth?
This animation explains that humans don't just impact the interconnected web of life—we depend on it
Why Public Health Researchers Are Looking to Urban Trees
A global study finds they can help cool cities and reduce air pollution—for less money than high-tech answers
How Roundup Ready Soybeans Rocked the Food Economy
This 1980s-era “gene gun” fired the shot heard around the world
Museum Director Calls for Increased Funding for Scientific Collections to Save Lives
Infectious disease researchers should be using museum collections to fight newly discovered pathogens
Will Medicine Survive the Anthropocene?
Up to ten percent of major drugs contain plant-derived ingredients, but a warming world could put those—and other medicines—at risk
Is Zero-Emission Freight Possible? The Port of Los Angeles Thinks So
The ports in southern California are cleaning up their act, but what will it take to ship cargo with no emissions?
Even in 'Pristine' National Parks, the Air's Not Clear
And cleaning it up might take centuries
Did Deforestation Contribute to Zika's Spread?
Evidence is growing that deforestation causes disease outbreaks by changing animal carriers' behavior.
Even in the Most Polluted Cities, You Can Exercise Outdoors (A Little)
A new model finds that the health benefits of outdoor exercise can outweigh the hazards of air pollution.
These Are the World’s Most Dangerous Emerging Pathogens, According to WHO
You may not know their names, but health officials are concerned about the epidemic potential of these illnesses
African Wildlife May Be Acquiring Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria From Nearby Humans
The finding points to ways that 'superbugs' might spread