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The next generation will be the ones to feel the increasing effects of climate change. But how much do they really know about it? After all, it’s one thing to say: yes, I believe in climate change. But another to say: yes, I understand it and how it works ... keep reading
Earlier this week, the BMJ published an article claiming advice that saturated fat intake should be minimised to reduce heart disease is flawed. While this may sound tempting, it’s just not the case. The author of the BMJ article notes that despite four decades of dietary advice against saturated ... keep reading
News came out about a week ago that, in seven years, summer temperatures around the globe will range from unseasonable to unbearable. “Unprecedented climates will occur earliest in the tropics and among low-income countries…” No surprise there: when did the poor not get the short end of the stick? But ... keep reading
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that scientists are now 95 percent sure that global warming has been set in motion as a direct result of human actions, and the planet has already begun to feel these effects. The United States experienced the hottest year on record in 2012 ... keep reading
There is no question that food waste is a monumental environmental problem and recycling food waste would make a significant dent in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The barrier to food waste recycling isn’t so much about people’s willingness to compost. The willingness is there but the key to ... keep reading
Some reactions from some big NGOS to the recent IPCC report Asad Rehman, Head of International Climate, Friends of the Earth EWNI says the report is the equivalent of a planetary alarm bell ringing its final chimes. The merchants of doubt who deliberately muddy the science so they can hit ... keep reading
At the nexus between art and environmentalism, few products stand out with the immediate appeal of Beijing’s kite-string smog warning devices. This device, as enchanting as it is effective, will appeal to the child in all of us. Which is no doubt why FLOAT Beijing was nominated to INDEX ... keep reading
Global abatement of greenhouse gas emissions could save in the year 1.4 and 3 million premature deaths in 2100, reports a study published this week in Nature Climate Change. These findings stress the value of improved air quality, which has previously been underestimated in studies of how reductions in ... keep reading
Africa as a whole is going to face two major problems in the 21st century: The first problem is how to feed the growing population of the continent, the second is how to adapt to climate change. Both problems are interlinked since climate change has the potential for having ... keep reading
General Motors has donated an additional 2,000 yards of scrap vehicle sound-absorption material to a nonprofit that uses the material to insulate coats that transform into sleeping bags for the homeless. GM’s donation keeps materials out of landfills and will help insulate about 400 coats, according to the ... keep reading
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