How EV Car Makers Rank on Climate and Human Rights

A belated global transition to electric vehicles is underway, but though the environmental cost of driving those cars is substantially less than using gasoline, the process of producing them—extracting materials… Read more

IPCC Report- Window to Adapt to Climate Change Closing Fast

After decades of failure to stop emissions rising, a landmark new report released Monday from the United Nations’ climate-science body warns that the impacts of climate change are here and… Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Coming. Here’s What to Expect

Vaccines normally take decades to develop and test, but two COVID-19 shots, from Moderna and Pfizer (in partnership with BioNTech), have gone from nonexistent to about 95% effectiveness in 10… Read more

Is a New COVID-19 Mutation Headed for the U.S.-

A new strain of COVID-19 reported in the United Kingdom has been blamed for a sharp uptick of cases—prompting new lockdowns in London and more than 40 countries to ban… Read more

Artificially Cooling Rivers Could Protect Fish From Climate Change

In the midst of a heat wave in Nova Scotia, Canada, this July, humans sought out air conditioning and shelter in the shade. Fish in the Wrights River, meanwhile, converged… Read more

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Drops by 36% After 12 Months_1

Studies from COVID-19 vaccine makers and public health officials have been suggesting for a while that protection provided by the vaccines wanes over time. In a new study published on… Read more

Tedros on the Dangers of Politicizing the COVID-19 Pandemic

When a contagious, deadly pandemic sweeps around the globe, people look to the World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance. It’s not easy to be the person in charge under those… Read more

The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows Why We Must—And How We Can—End Racial Injustice in Health

George Floyd’s violent and senseless death has justly sparked a national outpouring of outrage. Multiracial waves of protesters have called for an end to racism and racial injustice, particularly for… Read more

A Record-Setting Year of Heat-Related Deaths in Europe

As the Earth continues to warm, the rising temperatures are contributing to a number of health conditions that are in turn driving up mortality. And for the first time, scientists… Read more
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