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Jun 2, 2023

Antimicrobials used on farms ‘weaken human immunity’

By: Sanjeet Bagcchi Overuse of antibiotics in agriculture can lead to the emergence of bacteria resistant to the body’s innate immunity, a study led by the University of Oxford suggests. The research found that an antimicrobial called colistin, which is widely used as an animal growth promoter in farm-raised animals such

Jun 1, 2023

New research defends curbside recycling as an effective climate tool

This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here Recycling was once all the rage. Reduce, reuse, recycle! We recited it like a mantra. To toss our cans and bottles into the blue bin was to take on personal environmental responsibility; it meant we care. However, of late,

Jun 1, 2023

The Double-Edged Sword of Technology

While the technological advancements of recent decades have brought substantial societal benefits, enhancing communication, productivity, and even medical treatments, these advances are not without their environmental costs. Critical environmental concerns such as the surge in electronic waste (e-waste), energy consumption from digital technologies, and the ecological impact of resource extraction for electronic manufacturing

May 31, 2023

Tracking Marine Heat Waves

Heat waves can happen in the depths, invisible at the ocean surface. Heat waves have spiked in recent years. The United States is now scorched by about six per year, compared to just two annually in the 1960s. At sea, marine heat waves such as the Blob, which warmed waters off the U.S.

May 31, 2023

La resilienza: come sviluppare la capacità di superare le difficoltà e aumentare la salute mentale

La resilienza non significa ignorare le difficoltà o nascondere le emozioni negative. Al contrario, implica il riconoscimento delle difficoltà e la capacità di trovare risorse interne ed esterne per affrontarle. La resilienza può essere sviluppata attraverso l’apprendimento di abilità cognitive e comportamentali specifiche, come la gestione dello stress, la . Read full article

May 31, 2023

Heating and cooking aren’t the only sources of building emissions

In Massachusetts and elsewhere, advocates and policymakers are increasingly turning their attention to “embodied carbon” contained in building materials. Massachusetts lawmakers and municipal leaders are increasingly pushing for measures that would lower the greenhouse gas emissions associated with building materials. “We’ve seen a lot of new interest and momentum,” said Rebecca Esau, manager

May 30, 2023

South Africa begins own production of groundbreaking HIV-prevention drug to make it affordable within the continent

South Africa will soon begin production of the groundbreaking HIV-prevention drug, long-acting cabotegravir (CAB-LA), finally making the life-saving treatment affordable within the African continent. The treatment, which must be injected every two months, almost entirely eliminates the risk of becoming infected by HIV through sex. This development is expected to help millions of

May 30, 2023

AI impact on human rights to come under scrutiny

By: Neena Bhandari The Australian human rights commission has embarked on a project looking at the social risks and benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) — a technology whose implications experts say are also beginning to emerge in the developing world. Launched with a report published on 24 July, the project is looking