covid-19

Scientist ‘Scared’ to See Evidence That Climate Change Worsens Infectious Diseases

Scientist ‘Scared’ to See Evidence That Climate Change Worsens Infectious Diseases

Climate change is already worsening the impact of infectious diseases, like Zika, malaria, and COVID-19, on human health, a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change finds. “There is no speculation here whatsoever,” Camilo Mora, a geographer at the University of Hawaii who headed the research, told the AP. “These are things that have already happened.” Of […]

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    3 Snow Leopards Die From COVID Complications at Nebraska Zoo

    3 Snow Leopards Die From COVID Complications at Nebraska Zoo

    In another example of the risk COVID-19 poses to big cats, three snow leopards died of complications related to the disease at a zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Lincoln Children’s Zoo announced the deaths in a Facebook post on Friday. “Our leopards, Ranney, Everest, and Makalu, were beloved by our entire community inside and outside […]

    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 […]

    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 […]