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Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World

In the southern Indian state of Karnataka we can find a good example of wildlife – even large predators – living near human settlements. In other regions cities have begun to recognize the value of protecting wildlife even within their… read more

Environmentally friendly, soy air filter

Washington State University researchers have developed a soy-based air filter that can capture toxic chemicals, such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, that current air filters can’t. Hazardous gases escape most filters Poor air quality causes health problems worldwide and is… read more

House plants can improve indoor air

Selecting the right house plant could improve indoor air Indoor air pollution is an important environmental threat to human health, leading to symptoms of  ‘sick building syndrome’.  But researchers report that surrounding oneself with certain house plants could combat the… read more

Nature is better for children

More and more children today have less and less contact with the natural world. And this is having a huge impact on their health and development. Nature nurtures the mind Free and unstructured play in the outdoors boosts problem-solving skills,… read more

Case: When did you play outside last time?

Maybe you spend much time outside everyday, but probably you are spending more hours in front of your screen nowadays. It has been shown that the average American child spends 4 to 7 minutes a day in unstructured play outdoors,… read more