Environmental problems

Environmental issues could make pandemics more likely and less manageable

Photo (c) Nastco – Getty Images A new study by researchers at the University of Exeter has found that environmental factors can play an important role in future pandemics. According to their research, healthy and functioning ecosystems can prevent consumers from contracting viruses transmitted by animals. However, as many ecosystems are destroyed, the number of […]

Environmental factors

Childhood obesity linked to multiple environmental factors in unique study

(Photo / iStock) Childhood obesity is an increasingly common health threat around the world. It later increases the risk of various life-threatening problems including type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and even mental health issues. A new study by scientists at USC and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is the first to provide […]

Environmental science

Kirk Smith, leading figure in environmental science, dies at 73

He found that at least a quarter of the world’s illnesses are caused by environmental factors such as air pollution, water pollution, lack of sanitation and chemicals in the workplace. – all factors that could be controlled. “Kirk led the world to better understand the disproportionate role of the environment in health, not least due […]

Environmental factors

Covid-19 updates: Here’s how environmental factors affect the stability of the coronavirus in humans

Environmental conditions affect the stability of the novel coronavirus in nasal mucus and human sputum, and study suggests there could be seasonal outbreaks of COVID-19 in the post-pandemic period if the weather favors the spread of the disease . Houston | By Press Trust of India | Posted By: Alfea Jamal Environmental conditions affect the […]

Environmental problems

CSIRO and Microsoft to Use AI to Tackle Human-Made Environmental Problems

Plastic pollution in Australian rivers. Image: CSIRO It is estimated that as much as 12 million tonnes of plastic are found in rivers and oceans every year, posing a huge threat to wildlife and the environment. This is one of the main challenges that the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) seeks to address, […]

Environmental factors

Campus Queries: What environmental factors are linked to the coronavirus pandemic?

Campus Queries is a series in which readers and staff of The Daily Bruin present scientific questions that UCLA professors and experts must answer. Question: Is there a link between environmental issues and the COVID-19 pandemic? A: Habitat destruction, wildlife markets and climate change may be linked to zoonotic fallout like the one that caused […]

Environmental problems

B-certified companies solve social and environmental problems

B-certified companies are a relatively new type of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally bound to consider the impact of their decisions on workers, customers, suppliers, the community and the environment. B Corps leaders use business as a force for good. According to bcorporation.net, there are more than three thousand B Corps […]