An environmentally friendly spray that targets and kills one of cotton's (and the world’s) most damaging agricultural pests - silverleaf whitefly - has been created by scientists at The University of Queensland.
The study suggests that increasing temperatures under climate change are likely to be a significant risk to human health in Africa, as many cities may have similar features as Dar es Salaam, increasing the heat vulnerability of informal settlements.
Social media played an important role in driving public engagement with Covid health measures in Lagos, Nigeria; while enabling authorities and researchers to collect near-real-time data – used to ensure campaigns respond quickly to public concerns.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spiked the overdose death rate from opioid use. For people who rely on medications to treat opioid use disorders, the pandemic and such natural disasters as tornados, hurricanes, and wildfires can disrupt access to medications.
Extreme storms can cause devastating erosion and leave beachfront houses teetering on cliff edges. But new research finds storms might also help replenish beaches by bringing in new sand from deeper waters.