Red flag laws create mechanisms for family members and law enforcement officers to move quickly and get guns out of the hands of people who are at imminent risks to the safety of themselves or others...
A new study debunks the widely assumed argument that men lack empathy for female victims as researchers find that empathy for the male sexual harasser is a more consistent explanation
World Animal Protection documented cruel and demeaning performances and activities in over 1,200 zoos and aquariums and found that 75% of venues offered at least one type of animal visitor interaction, including some "horrific" cases
Analysis shows microplastics are transported by the atmosphere and then washed out of the air, especially by snow even in such remote regions like the Arctic and the Alps. Researchers call for urgent studies on its effects on human and animal health.
The production of animals has the highest footprint in terms of agricultural land use and a reduction in meat and dairy consumption can help protect natural land in regions of the world that harbour high numbers of species.
When researchers compared the US and New Zealand’s responses to gun violence, they found that the two countries are ‘worlds apart’ when it comes to reacting to and preventing firearm violence
The body size and the number of sharks and other marine predators fall by 5% and 20% respectively at distances less than 1,250 km from human activity
The researchers, who identified these extreme ocean temperature "surprises" all over the world, say it will reduce diversity and productivity of marine ecosystems.
Scientists, for the first time, have quantified the decline of freshwater megafauna and found that their global populations have declined hugely from 1970 to 2012
A UN panel report prepared by 107 experts from 52 countries says that better land management can contribute to tackling climate change
Researchers show for the first time what really happens to corals during intense heatwaves and they reveal that it's not just coral animals that are affected
Multiple studies have said that there is no evidence to support the theory that video games trigger violent behavior
According to a study, 4 people are killed every week defending the environment, a number that has doubled in 15 years
A research team estimated the risk of being killed by police use of force in the US by age, race, and sex, and found that across all groups, fatality risk peaked between the ages of 20 and 35 years
New research provides a crucial and the most detailed map for studies of our galaxy’s stellar motions and the origins of the Milky Way’s disk.
Researchers predict that global energy needs will increase 25% by 2050, mainly anticipated to arise from cooling and air-conditioning usage
Researchers examined police responses to human trafficking crimes in three US communities that varied in region, population size, and crime rates to determine why victims are reluctant to seek help
Despite the international ivory trade ban of 1989, poaching associated with the trade is estimated to cause an 8% annual loss in the world elephant population.
Changes in temperature, salinity, or ocean acidification stresses the organism and could impair its ability to produce a cue or signal, which could affect mating, predator-prey interaction, and habitat selection
The new planets will allow scientists to study this missing link between rocky Earth-like planets and gas-dominant mini-Neptunes because here all of these types formed in the same system
Using a new technique, researchers studied a tidewater glacier in Alaska and found that current theoretical models are underestimating glacial melt by up to two orders of magnitude
Global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions, combined with future El Niño-Southern Oscillation events, will probably bring a new round of droughts in the near future, say researchers