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OH Digest: Animal-protection measures, record heat in Alaska, and more
In California, a bill is in the works that would make mink shawls and authentic fur-trimmed coats a think of the past.
OH Digest: One state’s pollution plan, dog diseases linked to climate change, and more
New York aims to create a “net-zero” carbon economy by 2050, one in which carbon emissions are completely offset with carbon removal.
OH Digest: Pesticide in breakfast cereal, health benefits of getting outside, and more
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup, was found in 21 products, from breakfast cereal to granola bars.
Keeping rain out of the drain
Campus buildings and landscapes are increasingly being designed to prevent stormwater from overwhelming the city’s sewer system. Water conservation and lush rain gardens and green roofs are welcome side benefits.
A unique perspective on renewable energy
In a Q&A, Rachel Kyte, U.N. special representative and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, discusses how this energy sector has changed in the past decade and what happens when political will doesn’t match the science.
Predilections of a destructive pest
A study of the spotted lanternfly led by master’s student Benjamin Rohr may shed light on ways to control this emerging threat.
With unprecedented threats to nature at hand, how to turn the tide
Penn experts weigh in on a United Nations report that found that 1 million plant and animal species are on the brink of extinction.
OH Digest: Long-life secrets from a tortoise, the health risks of a changing climate, and more
The genetic code of Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Galapagos tortoises, could contain insight about what leads to longer lifespans.
OH Digest: Gene-edited babies, preventing malaria, and more
A researcher claims to have edited the genes of a pair of twins, sending the scientific community into debate.
OH Digest: Insect fertility, genetically modified mosquitoes, and more
Insect populations have seen a sharp decline in male fertility, which may be the cause of population decreases