March 12, 2020, 3:23 p.m. by Stacie Boschma
For hundreds of years, the human immune system has relied on a regular stream of biological tourists for health, but when things get too squeaky clean, there's a problem. An easy fix: Go dig in the dirt for a while.
Disinfectants: A guide to killing germs the right way
March 6, 2020, 3:22 p.m. by Laura DiMugno
The pros and cons of a variety of germ-busting agents.
Feeling connected to nature makes children happier, too
February 28, 2020, 8:27 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
It also makes them more likely to act sustainably.
Air pollution hits 'unbearable' levels in northern India
November 4, 2019, 11:44 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Breathing the northern Indian air is like smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day.
World's greenest senior living community breaks ground in Seattle
October 28, 2019, 1:33 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
In 10 or 20 years, we're going to need a lot of buildings like this — resilient and efficient.
Living near a coast is linked with better mental health, study suggests
October 7, 2019, 8:26 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The benefits of 'blue space' may be especially important for lower-income communities, researchers say.
The biggest source of microplastics in fresh water is laundry lint
September 18, 2019, 12:28 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
It goes from your washer to the wastewater treatment plant — and then your drinking glass.