Gradual environmental changes due to eutrophication and global warming can cause a rapid depletion of oxygen levels in lakes and coastal waters. A new study shows that microorganisms play a key role in these disastrous regime shifts.
The 2017 hurricane season has highlighted the critical need to communicate a storm's impact path and intensity accurately, but new research shows significant misunderstandings of the two most commonly used storm forecast visualization methods.
Eradication of guinea worm disease (dracunculiaisis), targeted by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the year 2015, is finally within reach, with only 25 reported human transmissions in 2016. Now, researchers have re-asserted the cost-effectiveness of the global Guinea Worm Eradication Programme (GWEP), some 30 years after it started.