Animals infecting humans are scary. It’s worse when you infect them back.

Animals infecting humans are scary.  It's worse when you infect them back.

And unlike a jail, a mink shed has no plumbing. “We focus a lot on respiratory transmission between people,” says zoonotic disease ecologist Jonathan Epstein, “but it’s important to remember that this is also a virus of the gastrointestinal tract and that ‘it is excreted in the stool’. As we flush our own infected droppings … Read more

Indonesia’s 2019 wildfire destruction far worse than official estimate – study

Indonesia's 2019 wildfire destruction far worse than official estimate - study

A motorcyclist rides on a road through land destroyed by forest fires near Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Earth scorched in 2019, fires were recorded almost twice officially – study Study shows deforestation rate slows in 2017-2020 Indonesia says it … Read more