For a couple of decades already, India has been troubled by two particular environmental problems: the risk of fire in the pine forests cloaking the foothills of the Himalaya, and pollution by heavy metals, particularly lead, of some of the country’s water supply. …


Citrus greening is a disease that has killed thousands of acres of orange and grapefruit trees across Florida, but there may soon be a solution to save the state’s signature crop in the form of exotic Australian fruit.

The Australian finger lime is native to rainforests in Australia and resembles…


Alzheimer’s is a disease that can take over the brain long before cognitive symptoms manifest themselves. This is one of the main reasons why it is so difficult to diagnose the disease at its earliest stages. But a new experimental blood test may change that.

A novel blood test detected…


High blood pressure is one of the highest risk factors for heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular diseases. As a result, researchers are actively seeking lifestyle interventions to limit its damaging effects and lower blood pressure over time.

While fully plant-based and vegan diets have been known to benefit cardiovascular…


Southern California’s mild climate and fertile soil make it an ideal habitat for the multitude of fruit trees that dot its landscape. Now, Santa Barbara-based Greenspot is looking to share the produce riches and promote nutritious local food with its harvesting and hosting programs.

If you know someone with a…


In the summer of 2019, we published a story about a rooftop urban farm being constructed in Paris that was set to be the biggest in the world. Now, nearly a year later, the world’s largest urban rooftop farm has started to bear fruit. …


If you walk around some 1920s-era neighborhoods, it’s not unusual to see a tiny grocery store inhabiting the street corner. This used to be normal in residential areas, but as cars became more widespread, businesses relocated to more centrally-located commercial centers such as malls.

The coronavirus, however, is making us…


We recently shared a story about Ocean Voyage Institute completing the largest ocean clean up to date. Now, another crew is exploring the ocean’s five garbage-collecting gyres to learn more about plastic pollution and its impact. Even more unique, the crew is made up entirely of women.

The multi-year eXXpedition…


Preemptive reopening, poor tracing capabilities, a refusal to wear masks…the list of factors contributing to the new COVID-19 spike in the US is very long, but one thing that didn’t seem to contribute to rising case numbers were the Black Lives Matter protests. Why not? Let’s take a look.

First…


When the coronavirus first started putting nations into lockdown-mode, many publications including our own shared stories about the environmental impact of these lockdowns. Emissions plummeted, skies cleared, and native animals started to appear in streets and waterways usually occupied by humans. …

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