City growth favours animals ‘more likely to carry disease’

Turning wild spaces into farmland or cities creates opportunities for diseases to cross into humans. Source: x


Beirut explosion: What is ammonium nitrate and how dangerous is it?

Ammonium nitrate has been blamed for a deadly explosion in Beirut, but what exactly is the chemical? Source: x


James Lovelock: Gaia theory creator on coronavirus and turning 101

British scientist James Lovelock says population growth means something like the virus is “almost inevitable”. Source: x