A Prevalence of Ringing

Tinnitus has been shown to affect more than 740 million adults and is perceived as a major problem by more than 120 million people across the world.

Junk Advertisements

A restriction on junk food advertising across the Transport for London network in 2019, has resulted in 94,867 fewer cases of obesity, 2,857 cases of diabetes prevented or delayed, and 1,915 fewer cases of cardiovascular disease.

Pollutants on the Storm

After Hurricane Harvey, flooding damage to oil refineries, chemical plants, and Superfund sites meant that residents in the Houston metropolitan area were exposed to increased levels of chemical pollutants, including pesticides, flame retardants, and other harmful industrial compounds.

Rising Injustice

Global Warming is likely to lead to a huge increase in heat-induced labour loss, which will mainly impact those who work outdoors and for low wages. A tragic example of environmental injustice.

Ancient Life Off Earth

Using light-capturing proteins in living microbes, scientists have reconstructed what life was like for some of Earth’s earliest organisms. These efforts could help us recognise signs of life on other planets, whose atmospheres may more closely resemble our pre-oxygen planet.

Smoky Milk

Air pollution from wildfires is having a significant impact on the health of dairy cows in Idaho, lowering their milk production and potentially threatening the US dairy industry.

Artificial Rhythms

Artificial light in US cities affects the seasonal rhythms of plants, advancing the date of breaking leaf and delaying the colouring of leaves.

Invasive Singing

The red-billed leiothrix, a small brightly coloured bird native to subtropical Asia, is threatening to change the soundscape of the British dawn chorus.

Immature Vapers

Flavoured e-cigarettes have led to more than 1 million young people (aged between 14 and 17) in the United States becoming daily tobacco users.

Diverse Bumbling

Bumblebees are important pollinators but are suffering from population declines due to land use intensification and the effects of the climate crisis. New research has used citizen science data to develop potential conservation strategies for the future of bumblebees.