The Fevered Climate

Analysing ancient climate records reveals how environmental changes and diseases shaped societies across the Roman Empire, emphasising the need for health considerations in modern climate assessments.

Changing Matter

The composition of tiny airborne particles, called particulate matter, causes various changes in lung cells, impacting both their behaviour at a molecular level and their appearance.

Sulphuric Shadows

Particulate matter pollution from coal power plants, has resulted in approximately 460,000 deaths in the United States over the past two decades.

The Butterfly’s Gaze

Scientists have created a camera inspired by butterfly vision that detects ultraviolet light with 99% accuracy, enhancing diagnostics for cancer detection.

After the Flames

Smoke infiltration indoors after a wildfire carries volatile chemicals that present health challenges. Cleaning proves more effective than ventilation or air purifiers in reducing indoor smoke pollutants.

Death’s Dirty Hands

Fine particle air pollution poses a far greater cardiovascular death risk for Black Americans than White, despite recent reductions.

Pathogens

Dormant Disease

In the icy gloom where old gods sleep, microbes lie in wait with jealous, frozen rage – aching to be freed by the warmth of

Toxic Flickers

Gas stoves in California and Colorado have been found to be a significant source of the toxic chemical benzene.

Pollution’s Rhythm

The air we breathe can impact our heart’s rhythm, increasing the risk of sudden heart disruptions like arrhythmia and emphasising the need for reducing pollution levels and taking measures to protect those at risk.

Artificial Bites at Night

Light pollution might lower mosquito survival by messing with their energy storage. This could potentially make the mosquito biting season longer and make it harder for those living in urban environments to survive the winter.