Environment
ENVIRONMENT

PM2.5 Caused 135 Million Premature Deaths In Last Four Decades

Asia had the highest number of early deaths caused by PM2.5 pollution, totalling a staggering 98.1 million.

Self-Medicating Orangutan Seen In Indonesia

Scientists have documented a Sumatran orangutan applying the sap of a pain-relieving plant to an open wound, suggesting a shared ancestral origin of human wound care practices.

Forests Can Trap Airborne Microplastics

The study revealed that airborne microplastics stick to the waxy surfaces of forest canopy leaves, effectively serving as terrestrial reservoirs.

“Worm Gut” Bacteria Might Help Speed Up Plastic Degradation

Scientists in Singapore isolated gut bacteria of super worms and demonstrated how they can help cut plastic pollution.

Climate Change In South China Sea Can Impact Global Weather

The continued warming in the South China Sea is likely to lead to increased precipitation in South Asia and East Asia.

Nature-Inspired Ceramics To Keep Homes Cool

Inspired by white beetle, researchers have invented a new cooling ceramic with a solar reflectivity of 99.6 percent.

Rising Temperatures Threaten China’s Workforce

Annual heat-induced work hours losses are expected to increase by 120 percent by the end of the century in the country, study estimates.

Climate’s impact on agriculture worsens gender inequities

Researchers map hotspots to enable climate-informed policymaking for women farmers.

Green Bioplastics Can Help Reduce Plastic Waste In Japan

A new study sheds light on the potential of green bioplastics in achieving Japan’s carbon-neutral goals.

Flood Prone Areas Are Likely To Have More Infant Mortality

Data spanning three decades highlights the potential long-term public health burden of recurrent flooding in Bangladesh.