Feathering Their Nests

Birds globally use human waste in nest-building, a trend that offers some benefits but also poses risks.

Toxic Flickers

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

Spawning Shadows

Artificial light at night from coastal developments is potentially disrupting the moonlight cycles corals rely on for spawning, thereby threatening the resilience of these already endangered ecosystems.

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.

Passing Arsenic

A link has been established between water arsenic levels and higher urinary arsenic in people using private wells and public water systems in the US, emphasising the need for action to protect those at risk from arsenic exposure.

Dirty Hearts

Across California, long-term PM2.5 exposure has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart disease, with the greatest harms impacting under-resourced communities.

Cut out the Fireworks

Popular fireworks should be replaced with cleaner drone and laser light shows to avoid the highly damaging impact on wildlife, domestic pets, and the broader environment.

Unnecessary Deaths by Fire

Each year, 20,000 premature deaths in the United States are caused by the smoke from human-ignited fires.

A Lungful of Flying Lead

Children living near a small airport in Santa Clara County, California have been found to have concerning levels of the poisonous metal lead in their blood.

Deep-sea Soot

Up to one a half million tonnes of carbon, soot, and other particles from combustion end up in deep-sea trenches every year.