Trinity Colon grew up believing everyone had asthma.
Raised among heavy industry on the Southeast Side of Chicago, Colon had no reason to believe otherwise: her entire family and neighbors shared the same respiratory issues. The rituals that came with them -...
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The age of extinctionWildlifeMammoth journey ahead as elephants leave Kent zoo for the Kenyan savannahAll but one of the herd of 13 were born in captivity, but conservationists hope they can be 'rewilded'The age of extinction is supported byAbout this [email protected]
Seven countries are now reporting mink-related Sars-CoV-2 mutations in humans, according to new scientific analysis.
The mutations are identified as Covid-19 mink variants as they have repeatedly been found in mink and now in humans as well.Uncertainty around the implications of the...
People living in Mauritius have described the devastation caused by an oil spill from a stranded vessel and called for urgent international help to stop the ecological and economic damage overwhelming the island nation.
More than 1,000 tonnes of fuel has already...
US stocks closed out a second straight positive quarter on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 up 7.9% over the past three months, but the day was marred by a swathe of job cut announcements from major firms worldwide. After Disney announced...
After more than one year into the Dukascoin staking program, Dukascopy Bank is appraising the results as a very good start. 325 staking deposits for the total value of 855,120 Dukascoins (0.72 deposits per day since the launch of the project)...
Scientists have carried out a trial of prototype cloud brightening equipment on the Great Barrier Reef they hope could be scaled up to shade and cool corals and protect them from bleaching caused by rising global temperatures.
The experiment used a modified...
OpinionPoliticsBrexit and Covid have created the perfect moment for the politics of crackdownWe feel besieged and imperilled, and the Johnson government is seizing the chance to weaken our most fundamental libertiesSun 1 Aug 2021 09.09...
The ObserverClimate changeInterviewAna Raquel Nunes: 'Extreme weather reveals the fragility of people and places'Katherine LathamThe environmental social scientist and expert on the impact of heatwaves on why we must prepare for dangerous heatSun 1 Aug...
Trees and forestsThe oldest tree in eastern US survived millennia - but rising seas could kill itA 2,624-year-old bald cypress could teach us how to fight climate change - if it doesn't get destroyed firstAyurella...
The ObserverConservationNorfolk's rediscovered 'ghost ponds' offer up trove of long-lost plantsRewilding projects reveal rare species preserved in buried ancient wetlandsSun 1 Aug 2021 05.45 EDTThe fertile land of Norfolk is home to a host of...
OpinionExtreme weatherAdapt or die. That is the stark challenge to living in the new world we have made We need to decarbonise and fast. But 'adaptation', the ways in which we protect people from the...
The ObserverWildlifeHow climate crisis made my British butterfly hunt a race against timeThe naturalist Stephen Moss finally achieved his aim to see all 61 of the UK's butterfly species. But those that thrive on...
Climate crisis in the American westBaked barnacles, scorched cherries: the disastrous impact of heatwaves on plants and animalsMore than a billion sea creatures across the Pacific north-west perished in this year's heatwave. And it's just...
EconomicsWhat really counts? How the patriarchy of economics finally tore me apartAfter 10 years of writing about capitalism I saw that the erasure of women is not only palpable, it's bound to my own flesh...
With a seven-year investment from federal government, Aboriginal rangers can continue to employ, educate and empower their communitiesby Sat 31 Jul 2021 16.00 EDTLast modified on Sat 31 Jul 2021 20.11 EDTIndigenous rangers on the...