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Chemical from fracking could interfere with male reproductive hormones

Chemical from fracking could interfere with male reproductive hormones

Research has shown that a chemical used in hydraulic fracturing – known as fracking – could potentially interfere with male reproductive hormones. According to a...
Climate change: risks to human health are growing but funding isn’t

Climate change: risks to health are growing but health funding isn’t

A new WHO report has highlighted the lack of support for health sectors in the face of climate change. The report, from the World Health...
Public health: nature better than tech for reducing air pollution

Public health: nature better than tech for reducing air pollution

Adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27%, new research...
Urban gardens can help curb food insecurity and health problems

Urban gardens can help curb food insecurity and health problems

Food deserts are an increasingly recognised problem in the United States and a new study indicates urban and home gardens - combined with nutrition...
Worrying multidrug resistance in remote Arctic soil microbes

Worrying multidrug resistance in remote Arctic soil microbes

Potentially having ominous implications for human health worldwide, scientists have discovered an unsettling multidrug resistance in distant Arctic soil microbes. Published in Environment International, a...
Is global climate change affecting fertility?

Is global climate change affecting fertility?

According to the University of Liverpool, UK, global climate change could make some species sterile and see them succumb earlier than expected. Published in Trends...
Eating insects to save the environment

Eating insects to save the environment

Consuming foods of insect origin is encouraged as a response to the environmental impact of meat production, but how do vegans and vegetarians feel...
China landscape in smog

As China’s air pollution increases, so does sadness

China has been struggling to tackle high pollution levels that are crippling its major cities, now according to MIT, China’s air pollution may be...
Varroa destructor: the bee parasites that feed on fatty organs, not blood

Varroa destructor: the bee parasites that feed on fatty organs, not blood

Honey bee colonies around the world are at risk from a variety of threats, ranging from pesticides to habitat loss, but bee parasites are...
Study has found that artificial light is harming ecosystem health

Study has found that artificial light is harming ecosystem health

According to Ohio State University, USA, artificial light at night isn't just a health problem - it also hurts the entire outdoor ecosystem health. When...
Organically farmed food has greater climate impact than farmed food

Organically farmed food has greater climate impact than farmed food

Researchers have found that organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. A...
Neighbourhoods with more green space may reduce heart disease

Neighbourhoods with more green space may reduce heart disease

Those who live in leafy neighbourhoods with more green space are more likely to reduce heart disease symptoms. Researchers from the University of Louisville, USA,...

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