How Do Hungry Sea Otters Affect the Sex Lives of Sea Grasses?

Jane Watson has studied sea otters for decades, but in the 1990s an ecologist in British Columbia observed that they have a destructive habit. While conservationists were working diligently to repair damaged seagrass meadows elsewhere in the world’s oceans, it seemed ironic that in the seagrass habitat of north Vancouver Island, which is much healthier …

How Depression and Anxiety Affect Your Physical Health

Dr. “Depression reduces a person’s capacity to analyze stress and react rationally,” Spiegel said. “They get into a vicious circle with limited capacity to get out of a negative mental state.” Potentially making things worse, unnecessary anxiety and depression often coexist, leaving people vulnerable to a range of physical ailments and incapable of adopting and …

Research to Examine Whether Vaccines Affect Menstrual Cycles

Earlier this year, as Covid-19 vaccines became more widely available, some women and girls took to social media to describe changes in their menstrual cycles after receiving the vaccines, including irregular cycles, painful periods, and heavy bleeding. Some postmenopausal women have shared stories of having their first period in years. Many wondered if vaccines were …

When Heat Waves, Wildfires, and Drought Affect Oregon and Washington

Earlier in the summer, a day laborer laying irrigation lines at a nursery just south of Portland, Ore. died. The official cause of death was declared “heat-related”. It was 104 degrees – a few days later it turned into a brutal heatwave that was becoming more and more common in many parts of the country. …

When Heat Waves, Wildfires, and Drought Affect Oregon and Washington

Earlier in the summer, a day laborer laying irrigation lines at a nursery just south of Portland, Ore. died. The official cause of death was declared “heat-related”. It was 104 degrees – a few days later it turned into a brutal heatwave that was becoming more and more common in many parts of the country. …

How Does Partisanship Affect Pandemic Thinking?

This reaffirms a long-held belief in political science, Professor Klar said: “When an issue becomes really threatening and really important to you, then partisanship weakens its grip on decision making.” A moderately reassuring thought, at least. “There is often too much focus on people whose partisanship even exceeds their care for their own health or …

How Will the EU Emissions Reduction Plan Affect Businesses?

FRANKFURT — Cars with combustion engines will disappear from European showrooms by 2035. Steelmakers and cement producers will pay for every tonne of carbon dioxide their factories emit. Cargo ships may not be able to dock in ports like Rotterdam or Hamburg unless they are running on cleaner fuels. Commercial aircraft will need to fill …