Migrant farmworkers tend to work low-paying jobs. Few, if any, have benefits, and many are undocumented. These factors make them "uniquely vulnerable to the pandemic," says Marc Grossman of United Farm Workers of America.
On Easter Sunday, dozens of tornadoes tore across Southeastern US, killing more than 30 people. The deadly cluster of storms coincided with waters in the Gulf of Mexico that were three degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the long-term average.
The novel coronavirus is more deadly in areas with many years of high air pollution, researchers are now saying.
The coronavirus pandemic appears well-managed in countries that moved swiftly with science as their guide. Countries that initially downplayed the threat, such as Italy and the United States, have seen spiking death rates as health care systems are overwhelmed.
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has led most of the American population to practice physical distancing, gardening can provide emotional comfort and improved health.
As Washington starts to talk infrastructure as a way to put people back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, a team led by congressional Democrats is working to develop long-term solutions to climate change that will help rebuild the economy.
The COVID-19 pandemic is once again calling attention once to the illegal trade of endangered species and its consequences for human health.
Around the world, people are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home. But that doesn't mean we can't take the time to connect with nature. Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods," shares some ideas about how to connect with nature in the midst of the pandemic.
The forests of coastal Vietnam are among the most biodiverse on Earth. But in the face of rampant poaching, many species are vanishing. Recently a species of mouse-deer was spotted for the first time in nearly 30 years, handing a much-needed bit of hope to conservationists.
Peru's national oil company, Perupetro, wants to drill for oil in a vast national park, threatening the Amazon forest and the Indigenous communities who depend on it. A judge has blocked the plan.