Fettering their Nests

A 2013-2021 study on 6,000 species of birds revealed only 22% thrive in urban areas, underscoring the urgent need for targeted conservation strategies.

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.

Driven by Drought

Research on Africa from 1992-2013 shows droughts influence human migration towards water sources or cities, driven by environmental, political, and socio-economic factors.

Footprints on the Moon

Humans, having made a significant impact on Earth, now mark the Moon, potentially starting a new era, the ‘Lunar Anthropocene’.

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.

Between Sky and Sand

Ancient Roman forts across northern Fertile Crescent have been mapped using declassified Cold War spy satellite imagery.

Fragrant Hues

Senses interplay profoundly; certain scents subtly shift people’s colour perceptions, making greys seem warmer, like reddish-brown when smelling cherries.

Death’s Dirty Hands

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

The Giraffes of Bénoué

The critically endangered Kordofan giraffe in Cameroon faces threats from poaching and habitat loss, with fewer than 300 individuals remaining.

Toxic Flickers

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