Science

Europe is losing significant forest area to timber harvesting, which has seen an ‘abrupt increase’ since 2015, new study finds

Since 2015, the European Union has struggled to maintain its forests. Whether it be due to the complexities of its…

July 8, 2020

New study: Polar bears are highly reluctant to abandon their dens, making them ‘vulnerable to harm from heavy equipment or high intensity disturbance’

By Geoff York, Senior Director of Conservation, Polar Bears International, one of the three key researchers in charge of this…

July 7, 2020

Drug trafficking could be putting ‘fragile fisheries’ at risk, study finds

The fishing boat flew a Singaporean flag as it sailed toward Batam Island in Indonesia. But when Indonesian Navy officers intercepted…

July 3, 2020

‘Beavers can have a quite significant impact on landscapes’: their dams may intensify climate change, German researchers warn

Picture the concepts of climate change: melting glaciers, rising sea levels, global warming, plastic pollution—you get the picture. But when…

July 3, 2020

An all-female research team just found a new way to get pharmaceutical pollution out of our waterways

According to the EPA, more than 30 million Americans lived in areas where water systems violated safety regulations. This number…

July 2, 2020

As global temperatures rise, researchers are concerned that senior citizens are at higher risks of heat and climate-related catastrophes

Hurricanes and tornadoes are widely publicized, leaving little room for heat-related catastrophes — weather's top killer. Scientists have estimated that…

July 1, 2020

‘This research should serve as a wake-up call’: scientists find warming climate threatening biodiversity at the most protected natural preserve in North America

While Trump rolls back protections on national parks, our most protected natural preserve in North America is under threat. Nestled…

June 30, 2020

Egyptian researchers find magnetic-activated carbon can be used as an eco-friendly method to absorb and separate oil spills

Oil spill situations are extremely detrimental to the environment—ranging from destroying fish and animal habitats to harming organism functions such…

June 29, 2020

New research finds affluent citizens are responsible for ‘most environmental impacts’ and will play crucial roles in ‘retreating to safer environmental conditions’

While the United States is the wealthiest country with a GDP of $20 trillion, it also has the 2nd most…

June 29, 2020

Childhood obesity is linked to multiple environmental factors, USC researchers find in new study

Childhood obesity, after multiple studies into its genetic and environmental factors, has since outgrown the image of a “lifestyle” disease.…

June 29, 2020

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