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The surprising ecology of dust (2)

Scientists are unraveling the links between wild weather and climate change. On the other side of the world, weather patterns in some regions have shifted in a different way. Rainfall in the Sahara has increased because of warmer ocean temperatures,… read more

Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for susta..

Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new UBC study published in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case. “Organic is often proposed a holy grail solution to current environmental… 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