Public exposure to Bisphenol A exceeds acceptable health safety levels

Population exposure to the synthetic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in everything from plastic and metal food containers to reusable water bottles and drinking water pipes in Europe is well above acceptable health safety levels.

Humanity deep in the danger zone of planetary boundaries

Six of nine planetary boundaries—climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, synthetic chemicals including plastics, freshwater depletion, and nitrogen use—are already deep in the red zone, an international team of 29 scientists reported.

Giant cracks are appearing across southwestern US

Many southwestern parts of the United States have been spotted with giant cracks or fissures in the ground. As per reports, these fissures have occurred due to harnessing groundwater indiscriminately over the years.  

Invasive species threaten food supply and public health worldwide

Non-native species—displaced either by global trade and travel or by climate change—pose "a severe global threat" to local biodiversity, food security as well as public health, a new report has found.

Global warming could cause leaf photosynthesis to fail

Global warming could push tropical forests to a point where photosynthesis fails and trees die. The ramifications are huge, scientists say.

Antarctic Extremes Are Now Virtually Assured

Antarctica is missing an obscene amount of ice. The missing sea ice is currently the size of Greenland, a country that spans nearly 2.2 million square kilometres.

Microplastics could trigger severe brain inflammation

South Korean scientists showerd the process through which plastic transforms into secondary microplastics. Their research reveals that continuous consumption of these secondary microplastics acts as neurotoxins in the brain.

Humanity could be on the verge of massive population correction

Population ecologist William Rees suggests that planet Earth could be headed for a major population correction—perhaps before the end of this century. Such a correction, he notes, would be a drastic reduction in human population. 

Termination Zero: Our Predicament May Be Totally Unprecedented

Since 2006, the amount of heat-trapping methane in Earth's atmosphere has been rising fast. It may signal that a great transition in Earth's climate has begun.

Air pollution linked with global rise in antibiotic resistance

This is the first study to comprehensively estimate the link between increased antibiotic resistance and air pollution globally.

Studies link childhood lead exposure and violent crimes

Exposure to small amounts of lead leaves lasting scars on poor children, as research increasingly links the toxic metal to violence and academic failure.

The limit a body can take

Experts have found that the human body has an "upper critical temperature" of between 40C and 50C, a limit which, if surpassed, can cause it to start malfunctioning.

Forests May Stop Absorbing Carbon by 2070

A recent report by the Agriculture Department has made an alarming revelation: by 2070, US forests may switch roles from being carbon absorbers to significant carbon emitters. 

Billions of nanoplastics are released when microwaving containers

Experiments have shown that microwaving plastic baby food containers can release huge numbers of plastic particles — in some cases, more than 2 billion nanoplastics and 4 million microplastics for every square centimeter of container.

Land and sea surface temperature hotter than ever before

July was a recording breaking month for both land and sea temperatures, according to EU climate observers Copernicus.