What does the outcome of the US presidential election mean for science and health? A lot.    The result will not only dictate the future of the nation’s COVID-19 response, but the future of various federal agencies, top officials, health care laws, and global health in…

“Our house is still on fire… and we should act as though we love our children above all else.” Perched on a stool to reach the microphone, an unwavering Greta Thunberg challenged the global elite with those words at the World Economic Forum in Davos early this year, just…

On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the halting of human activity has left city air cleaner than it’s been in a long time and inspired wildlife to stake its claim to city streets, AP reports.  

Countries should fight public health threats with the same vigor they use to tackle terrorism, WHO warns in a roundup of the top health challenges of the next decade.   Highlights from the list (in no particular order): 

Australia’s devastating bushfires have prompted historic mass evacuations as officials anticipate more uncontrollable blazes and temperatures soaring past 40 degrees C (104F), The 

Investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation over the next decade would pay more than “triple dividends” worth $7.1 trillion, according to an analysis by the Global Commission on Adaptation, published ahead of the UN Climate Summit set for later this month,

The dreaded “superbug yeast” Candida auris moves quickly between people and somehow survives on plastic and steel surfaces.   Slated for “pandemic potential,” it has already wreaked havoc in hospitals across the globe, reaching 30 countries across 6 continents.  …

In the 1970s, dengue was endemic in just 9 countries—now it is gaining ground in over 100, leaving about half the global population at risk of “break bone fever,” The Telegraph reports. This year alone:

President Trump heartily defended his environmental record yesterday in a sweeping address, baffling critics who noted his rollback of dozens of policies geared toward environmental and human health.   The speech comes amid reports that US air quality is getting worse while…

It wouldn’t be accurate to say that today the world “celebrates” World Environment Day because the news is so grim. From 7 million people killed every year by air pollution and soaring deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon to the global climate crisis, there’s more worry…