Monthly Archive: January 2020

Is the world running out of fresh water?

Increasing temperatures and populations threaten a precious element and pose a serious problem. What can we do about protecting our most vital resource? By Tim Smedley – The next time you open a can of soft drink, consider where the water inside it …

The air that makes you fat

Some puzzling studies appear to show that tiny airborne particles may contribute to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Should we be concerned? By David Robson – Take a deep breath, and exhale. Depending on where you live, that life-giving lungful of air might …

How air pollution is doing more than killing us

The air we breathe could be changing our behavior in ways we are only just beginning to understand. By Melissa Hogenboom / Images by Emmanuel Lafont – * This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2019” collection. Discover more of our picks. …