Air pollution affects the workings of our genes

Air pollution affects the workings of our genes

A team of scientists investigated how diesel fumes influence the functioning of certain genes.

Deadly new virus is blowback for our treatment of wildlife

Deadly new virus is blowback for our treatment of wildlife

We may know what animal incubated the new coronavirus in China: bats.

Malaysia says ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to plastic trash imports

Malaysia says ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to plastic trash imports

Malaysia has had enough. Of the planet's plastic waste, that is.

What health risks do microplastics pose to us?

What health risks do microplastics pose to us?

Microplastics can enter our bodies through ingestion, inhalation and dermal contact.

China’s CDC says coronavirus linked to illegal wildlife trade

China’s CDC says coronavirus linked to illegal wildlife trade

There's much to learn as the 2019-nCoV outbreak evolves, but Chinese researchers think it originated in bats or snakes.

Three small Indonesian islands yield 10 new bird species

Three small Indonesian islands yield 10 new bird species

On the island of Taliabu alone, the scientists found three new species and three new subspecies of birds.

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In Depth

Human body temps are lower, and the reasons are intriguing

“Physiologically, we’re just different from what we were in the past,” says Dr. Julie Parsonnet of Stanford University.

After new viral outbreak, China must ban wildlife meat once and for all

“The simplest way to prevent such infectious diseases is to stay away from wildlife," an expert said.

Japan shows how we can drastically cut CO2 emissions

Following the Fukushima nuclear accident, which was triggered by a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011, Japan has been widely held up as a cautionary tale for the dangers of nuclear energy - but the country is rediscovering the its interest in nuclear power.

For the EU, it’s too late for low-hanging fruit

The block is falling behind in its efforts to decarbonize and so mitigate the effects of climate change.