National Trust to plant blossom trees in cities
The National Trust is planning to plant dozens of blossoming trees, including cherry, hazel and plum, at different sites around the UK.
The value of biodiversity
The recently launched Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity is a landmark report detailing the financial implications of the degradation of our biodiversity all over the world, due almost entirely to our pursuit for economic growth, with no regard for its impact on the health of our natural ecosystems.
How can we grow crops in a way that heals the land and nourishes people?
After 10 years of trial and error, first-generation farmer Andy Cato has developed a profitable system for growing nutritious wheat in a way that develops soil fertility, carbon sequestration and biodiversity.
US makes official return to Paris climate pact
World leaders expect Washington to prove commitment to accord after four years of inaction.
Magnets, vacuums and tiny nets: the new fight against microplastics
Tiny plastics are turning up in the air, our drinking water and our placentas. Here’s how innovators are handling the crisis.
What Are the Benefits of Fish Oil for Depression?
Numerous studies suggest that a deficiency in omega-3s is linked to an increased risk of several psychiatric disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, and dementia.
Meeting climate goals ‘would save millions of lives every year’ through shift to healthier and greener diets
Achieving the world’s climate goals would bring knock-on benefits for human health, research suggests. .
The new tech that supports emergency workers’ mental health
As an online mental health service for first responders in Australia, backed by Prince Harry, is launched – how can tech help support the mental health of frontline workers?
Turning waste into worth: A circular model for British leather
The Billy Tannery story began when founder Jack Millington made a discovery. Despite steady growth in goat dairy and more recent strides in ethical goat meat production in the UK, not one goatskin was being tanned into leather here.
‘Digging’: Into an indigenous future
Thirty years ago, I was digging potatoes in the West Country village where I was born. As I turned the soil over, a small dark object caught my eye.
Breast cancer now most common form of cancer: WHO taking action
Breast cancer has now overtaken lung cancer as the world’s mostly commonly-diagnosed cancer, according to statistics released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in December 2020.
NIH networks to advance emotional well-being research
Five new research networks totaling $3.13 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health will allow investigators to refine and test key concepts that advance the study of emotional well-being.