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Exposure to Toxic Forever Chemicals May Increase COVID Risk, Studies Find

Exposure to Toxic Forever Chemicals May Increase COVID Risk, Studies Find

One of the many negative health impacts associated with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is immunosuppression. Now, evidence is emerging that exposure to these toxic forever chemicals may increase a person’s risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing a serious or potentially fatal case.  “There’s clear science and evidence that immunological response and PFAS are connected and […]

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    Record Number of Endangered Turtles Nest in Florida County

    Record Number of Endangered Turtles Nest in Florida County

    Scientists in a South Florida county have gotten a pleasant surprise this year. A record number of endangered leatherback sea turtles nested on beaches in Broward County this season, nearly doubling the previous record high. “It’s difficult to say why Broward County saw such an increase in leatherback nesting this season,” Broward County biologist and […]

    2021 Emissions Rebound Nearly Overtakes Historic Dip Caused by Pandemic

    2021 Emissions Rebound Nearly Overtakes Historic Dip Caused by Pandemic

    The historic dip in greenhouse gas emissions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns has already been nearly reversed in the recovery. While global emissions fell by 5.4 percent in 2020, they are expected to rise by 4.9 percent by the end of 2021, according to a study released by the Global Carbon Project […]

    Humanity’s Silent Spring Brought More Birds to North America’s Cities

    Humanity’s Silent Spring Brought More Birds to North America’s Cities

    From the goats that ran wild in a Welsh town to the endangered turtles that nested on deserted beaches, many animals used the first months of the coronavirus lockdown to get comfortable in places normally dominated by humans. Now, a study published in Science Advances confirms that the number of birds in North American cities […]

    Climate Vulnerable Nations Call for ‘Emergency Pact’ to Limit Warming

    Climate Vulnerable Nations Call for ‘Emergency Pact’ to Limit Warming

    Some of the nations most vulnerable to the climate crisis are calling for an “emergency pact” to limit global temperature rise. The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), which represents around 1.2 billion people from countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific, released a manifesto Tuesday ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change […]

    Weak Protections Fuel Surge in Wildlife Trafficking by Air Across Latin America

    Weak Protections Fuel Surge in Wildlife Trafficking by Air Across Latin America

    By Aldem Bourscheit Brazilian authorities point to Russian biologist Kyrill Kravchenko as an international wildlife trafficker. They had been monitoring him since 2017, after he was arrested in the Netherlands with rare wildlife from Brazil in his possession. In mid-January this year, as he tried to board a plane to Russia at São Paulo’s international […]