Trees Are Missing in Low-income Neighborhoods

More tree cover would lower disproportionately high levels of heat and pollution Credit: Getty Images Most U.S. cities have tree-planting programs, but not all urban tree canopies are created equal, according to a new analysis from American Forests. The conservation organization said today that the United States needs to plant more than a half-billion new…

What Is CRISPR, and Why Is It So Important?

This revolutionary gene-editing system has taken science by storm.CRISPR is the basis of a revolutionary gene editing system. One day, it could make it possible to do everything from resurrect extinct species to develop cures for chronic disease. It’s built on a natural adaptation found in the DNA of bacteria and single-celled organisms. CRISPR stands…

COVID Surging in Indonesia and Global Vaccination

Indonesia’s health ministry reported over 12000 weekly COVID cases last week but these are underreported infection rates. Health restrictions and travel bans are being ignored and COVID testing is underfunded. Indonesian COVID vaccination rates are below 5% and Indonesia is using the less effective Chinese COVID vaccine. It is expected that Indonesia is building up…