Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMExperts paint a dire portrait of climate change’s public health impacts, but leave a little room for hope. [News Source]
Critical condition: Health experts sound the climate alarm.
‘Forest cities’: The radical plan to save China from air pollution.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMStefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air. [News Source]
Amazon rainforest’s final frontier in Brazil under threat from oil and soya.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMIn Brazil’s least developed state, Amapá, locals fear that government plans to increase soya and oil production will destroy the area - and their livelihoods. [News Source]
Critical condition: Public health officials sound the climate alarm.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMExperts paint a dire portrait of climate change’s public health impacts, but leave a little room for hope. [News Source]
Yangtze River: Longest river in Asia.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMThe Yangtze plays a central role in Chinese agriculture, industry and travel. It is the country's primary waterway, and nearly one-third of the population lives in its basin. [News Source]
A downside of gluten free.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMA gluten-free diet may have a downside: increased blood levels of arsenic and mercury, according to a preliminary report. [News Source]
Hope you like algae, because it’s going to be in everything you eat.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMEasy to grow and packed with protein, these organisms may make our food system more efficient and less resource-intensive. After years of trying, food companies are poised to start an algae revolution. [News Source]
Junk food tax and veg subsidies could add 500,000 years of life.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMTaxing junk food and subsidizing healthier options could save Australia billions of dollars by preventing people from getting sick. A study that looked at consumer habits finds that the two-pronged approach should be more effective than one based on taxes alone. [News Source]
Climate threat to wildlife may have been massively underreported.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMMore than 700 of the world's threatened and endangered animal species may be directly affected by climate change, a new study says. [News Source]
Climate change is already battering hundreds of animal species.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMClimate change is already harming around 700 species of mammals and birds. That means that warming is not just a theoretical future threat, and conservation work must focus on the “here and now”, says a new study. [News Source]
The science of sweet.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMTwo new books break down how sugar is killing us—and who is to blame. [News Source]
Act now before entire species are lost to global warming, say scientists.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMThe impact of climate change on threatened and endangered wildlife has been dramatically underreported, with scientists calling on policymakers to act urgently to slow its effects before entire species are lost for good. [News Source]