Environment

Forget Zombies. These Amoebas Will Eat Your Brain, And Their Peak Season Is Underway

[DIGEST: CBS, Weather] A local expert warned Virginia swimmers that Naegleria fowleri, a potentially deadly micro-organism otherwise known as the “brain-eating amoeba,” was prevalent in most bodies of water in the region. The amoebas divide and multiply during hot summer months, and infections are higher during the months of July and August. “It doesn’t just … Continued


For Once, Some Good Environmental News Out of Antarctica

[DIGEST: BBC, CNN] New research published in the journal Science suggests the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal. Researchers carried out detailed measurements of the amount of ozone in the stratosphere every September between 2000 and 2015. They used data collected from weather balloons, satellites and model simulations, to show … Continued


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