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Coastal Risks

Scientists Identify Hotspots of Coastal Risks in Latin America and the...

The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the vulnerability of populations and infrastructure in coastal areas to natural disasters. A new study...
microplate

New Plate Adds Plot Twist to Ancient Tectonic Tale

A microplate discovered off the west coast of Ecuador adds another piece to Earth’s tectonic puzzle, according to Rice University scientists. Researchers led by Rice...
Pratt Pouch

Tiny Packet Is Making a Big—and Growing—Dent in Childhood HIV

Developed in 2008, the Pratt Pouch—a ketchup packet-like pouch of antiretroviral drugs—has already saved thousands of lives in Ecuador, Zambia and Tanzania. And now,...
asthmavideo

Yeast Found in Babies’ Guts Increases Risk of Asthma

University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor...