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Climate change is a major threat to stability, spy agencies say – Axios

Climate change will lead to a less secure, more crisis-prone world that will strain global institutions, according to a major national security assessment released Thursday. Driving the news: The “Global Trends Report,” produced every four years by the National Intelligence…

Compounds in Amber Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria Superbugs, Scientists Find

For centuries, people in Baltic nations have used ancient amber for medicinal purposes. Even today, infants are given amber necklaces that they chew to relieve teething pain, and people put pulverized amber in elixirs and ointments for its purported anti-inflammatory and anti-infective properties. Now, scientists have pinpointed compounds that help explain Baltic amber’s therapeutic effects […]

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Sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths, study shows

(University of Edinburgh) Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from Covid-19, an observational study suggests. Increased exposure to the sun’s rays – specifically UVA – could act as a simple public health intervention if further research establishes it causes a reduction in mortality rates, experts say. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh compared all recorded deaths from Covid-19 in the continental US from January to April 2020 with UV levels for 2,474 US counties for the same time period.

Six ways to stay balanced during the climate crisis – The Washington Post

As bicoastal medical and mental health practitioners, we are deeply concerned about the adverse health consequences of global warming, including: increased risk of heart disease and stroke, higher rates of violence, the widening spread of infectious diseases as well as…

Climate scientists, what keeps you up at night? – DW (English)

What really makes this reporter’s stomach churn thinking about climate change? Thawing permafrost. A scenario where it all melts, releasing copious amounts of CO2 and methane (it holds twice as much carbon as the atmosphere holds right now), and there’s no going…

A Single Injection Reverses Blindness in Patient with Rare Genetic Disorder – Another RNA Success

A patient with a genetic form of childhood blindness gained vision, which lasted more than a year, after receiving a single injection of an experimental RNA therapy into the eye. The gene editing research was conducted at the Perelman School of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania. Results of the case, detailed in a paper […]

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Seriously ugly: Here’s how Australia will look if the world heats by 3°C – ThePrint

Drought conditions at Lake Hume, Victoria, Australia | Representational image | Flickr Text Size: A- A+ Imagine, for a moment, a different kind of Australia. One where bushfires on the catastrophic scale of Black Summer happen almost every year. One…

Pollen season in Switzerland earlier and more intense due to climate change

(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) The rising temperatures over the past three decades have impacted the onset, duration and intensity of the pollen season in Switzerland. These are the results of a study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in collaboration with the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). The study, published in Science of the Total Environment, is the most comprehensive investigation into pollen due to climate change in Switzerland.

Undetected coronavirus variant was in at least 15 countries before its discovery

(University of Texas at Austin) A highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 variant had spread across the globe undetected for months when scientists discovered it, according to a new study in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.