Limiting communication, modifying findings, restricting funding and self-censorship for fear of punishment are some examples of science suppression. These dangerous yet prolific acts occur to the benefit of some but at the expense of everyone — especially the environment.  A recent

Whether upgrading or cleaning out the junk drawer, millions of Americans dispose of old cell phones each year. Every cell phone neglectfully thrown into the trash represents both lost opportunities and a negative impact on the environment and sustainability of

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the fragile economic, social and environmental underpinnings of our world today. Although we have access to advanced scientific and technological resources, as well as strategies for disaster preparedness, and despite repeated specific warnings about

With global temperatures on the rise, scientists are concerned that the thawing of the Arctic permafrost will release alarming levels of methane into the atmosphere. However, new research has found a bacteria that ‘eats’ methane, preventing much of the gas

Brain and mental disease act differently on different people, and a broad range of factors account for the differences. Clinical research needs to factor in sex and gender determinants to arrive at workable solutions (and treatments) that have an equal

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have emitted more than 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (A gigaton is one billion metric tons.) Here are six effective options for carbon removal researched by the World Resources Institute. This thickening blanket

More efficient ways are desperately needed to alert individuals or public places to COVID-19. To put it another way: Better COVID-19 “detectives” are wanted. Coming soon, personalized jewelry and smart canines may be the answer.  To begin with, COVID-19 is likely

The tropics lost 11.9 million hectares of tree cover in 2019, according to data from the University of Maryland, released today on Global Forest Watch. Nearly a third of that loss, 3.8 million hectares, occurred within tropical primary rainforests, areas of mature

Greening the economy is not a slogan, it is a matter for all of us, and a vital one that can make a huge difference, not only to save the planet but, more practically, to make more money. This article

Plant-based plastic could be sold in supermarkets in just three years. The new way to experience the reduction of plastic use could be making its way in the form of visiting local bars and grabbing a soft drink from your local

What are some effective ways to reduce water consumption? In this article, we look at 5 simple ways to do just that. We are living in the middle of a water crisis. Many people around the world do not have access

Now more than ever, the spotlight is shining on the entrenched relationship between health and food. The COVID-19 pandemic has moved dozens of health systems to the brink in low-, middle- and even in high-income countries, and threatens to undermine

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