The HTA has teamed up with the sustainability certification of Planet Mark as the first step in the implementation of its sustainability roadmap.
It takes a lot to make a wooden table. Grow a tree, cut it down, transport it, grind it … you get it. It's a decade-long process. Luis Fernando Velásquez-García suggests a simpler solution: "If you want a table, you should just let a table grow." Researchers in Velásquez-García's group have proposed a way to […]
The onset of the annual rainy season reliably predicts whether or not parts of sub-Saharan Africa that are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity will experience seasonal drought and could help mitigate its effects. Shraddhanand Shukla and colleagues from the University of California, the Climate Hazards Center in Santa Barbara, present these results in the Open […]
Investors betting on the conservation and reforestation of tropical forests to solve global warming by storing carbon in wood face great uncertainties as the science behind predicting carbon stocks is still shaky. Even the best Earth system models cannot predict how different the carbon stored by tropical forests will be from place to place. The […]
Work is so stressful that it has become a global public health problem. The mental and physical health effects of stress can also affect productivity and lead to economic losses. A new study has now found that working people who regularly take walks in forests or green spaces may have better stress management skills. In […]
A healthy diet like the Mediterranean Diet is beneficial for health, but little is known about the effects of including unhealthy foods in an otherwise healthy diet. Now researchers at Rush University Medical Center have reported decreased benefits of a Mediterranean diet in those who frequently eat unhealthy foods. The results of their study were […]
In a study investigating a Mediterranean diet in relation to prostate cancer progression in men under active surveillance, researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that men with localized prostate cancer reported a staple diet pattern that more closely followed the key principles of a Mediterranean diet Fared better as her […]
In African countries, where a new satellite-based program is providing free alerts to detect deforestation activities, forest loss has decreased by 18%. A research collaboration involving Jennifer Alix-Garcia of Oregon State University found that the Global Land Analysis and Discovery System known as GLAD resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in carbon sequestration benefits […]