Early-career researchers hang in the balance of coronavirus uncertainty.
The global response to the ongoing pandemic can teach us how we should, and shouldn’t, respond to the climate crisis. And most important, it shows that we can do something.
As scientists wait, worry, and hunker down, they’re also looking ahead to how their projects will need to adapt.
At the intersection of human health and the environment, the emerging field called geohealth can teach us how not to repeat mistakes made in past disasters.
Scientists find that highly polluted counties in the United States will have a COVID-19 death rate 4.5 times higher than those with low pollution if they’re otherwise similar.
Measures against the spread of the new coronavirus have an unexpected side effect: record-low air pollution levels.
As businesses, schools, and entire cities shut down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scientists have been forced to adapt to radically altered working conditions and data collection techniques.
With research cruises postponed, scientists are trying to get home safe, and others worry about the fate of their instruments left at sea.