A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government's climate policy harms them and jeopardizes their future.
By Sonia Shah, Yale Environment 360
With thousands of species on the move as the climate changes, a growing number of scientists say that the dichotomy between native and alien species has become an outdated concept and that efforts must be made to help migrating species…
Recently, the FDA formally approved the first vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus. The advance comes at a crucial time, as Democratic Republic of Congo is suffering an outbreak that has lasted over a year and a half and sickened…
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
2019, the second-warmest year on record, capped off a decade plagued by raging wildfires, melting ice and extreme weather that researchers have repeatedly tied to human activity.
By Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
The company said it has not seen any evidence that hackers have used the technique discovered by the NSA.
By Jim Robbins, Yale Environment 360
A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing. Now, policymakers, employers, and healthcare providers are increasingly considering the human need for nature in how…
By Benedict Moran, Jorgen Samso
Nigeria once had the most cases of wild polio in Africa, but it has now been three years since the disease was last detected. And as health workers there continue looking for children who have not received polio vaccinations, the…
By Christopher Booker, Laura Fong
As a neuroscientist, professor emeritus of psychology, musician and best-selling author, Daniel Levitin has extensively studied the brain and its impact on aging. His latest book, "Successful Aging," explores the questions: what happens in the brain as we age and…
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Friday that would set a deadline for the EPA to implement a national drinking water standard for chemicals known as PFAS.
Individualized medicine, in which treatments are customized based on a patient’s unique DNA, is a rising field. Along with an ever-expanding genetic database, it offers tantalizing promise for solving some of medicine's most daunting challenges. But individualized medicine also carries…
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