Bio + Life Sciences

Jet-Propelled Tunicates Pump Carbon Through the Oceans

New research reveals that blooms of the widespread gelatinous zooplankton—along with their feces, daily vertical migrations, and carcasses—increase marine carbon export.

How Do My — and Your — Greenhouse Gas Emissions Threaten Biodiversity?

It is time for journalists to pay attention to the other climate crisis: species extinction.

Gift Guide: 10 New Books for Environmentally Active Kids and Families

Inspire the next generation of activists and conservationists with new these books celebrating wildlife and wild spaces.

The Handheld Medical Device Changing How Doctors Practice

Handheld ultrasound devices could eventually become as common as stethoscopes, and might even be used by patients themselves to send images to doctors from home.

Seven Ways to Include Biodiversity in Economic Choices

Guy Dauncey’s Big Solutions: The COP15 biodiversity conference in Montreal has ambitious goals. Here’s how we could embed these goals into our economies.

Larry Brilliant at TE22: Global Warming Drives Health Threats

At Techonomy 22, noted philanthropist and public health expert pulled no punches as he weighed in on the Covid-19 response, the dangers of global warming, and more.

Hang On to That Mask — Reinfections Ratchet Up Risk of Death and Long-Term Effects

In two studies published this month, researchers report compounded risks of repeat Covid infections and the remarkable effectiveness of universal masking.

Reaching New Levels in Groundwater Monitoring

As regions around the world face record-breaking droughts, researchers are using seismology to track groundwater levels and show that sustainable policies reduce strain on aquifers.

Pandemic Hit to U.S. Life Expectancy May Last

The pandemic “has been the most severe global mortality shock since World War II,” researchers find.

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