Trees naturally take up and store carbon dioxide, creating a vast and natural carbon sink that is crucial to putting the brakes on global warming. One assumed benefit of higher
In a report released on 3 September, a group of experts from ten countries conclude that germline editing of human embryos is still too risky due to unresolved scientific and
Asphalt may be a significant, yet overlooked, source of air pollution in urban areas. In a new paper published on 2 September in Science Advances, scientists reveal that common road
Water from melting glaciers is sharply increasing the volume of glacial lakes, according to a new study published on 31 August in the journal Nature Climate Change (1). The volume
Since the novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) was declared a pandemic last March, there have been mixed opinions about whether or not face masks can effectively slow the spread of the virus.
The world’s plastic pollution problem is much worse than imagined, according to a new analysis published on 18 August in Nature Communications (1). Compared to previous estimates of around 17
A new spate of studies has hinted at the possibility of “strong, lasting immunity” to the novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) even after a mild COVID-19 infection. Powerful responses were observed in
From snowfall on remote mountaintops from the Arctic to the European Alps to the deepest depths of the ocean, microplastics have been documented in virtually every corner of the world.
Over the past six months, widespread lockdown measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus have led to notable declines in greenhouse gas emissions. But short-term gains are unlikely to
People who test positive for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) but never develop symptoms may carry as much of the virus in their nose, throat, and lungs – and for nearly