Category: Environment

Working toward a healthy and sustainable diet

In a recent review in the journal, Frontiers in Nutrition, Ruini et al. state that there is a “strong correlation between the environmental impact of food and their nutritional characteristics. Specifically, it has been demonstrated that the foods whose consumption should be moderated for health reasons are also those that have a greater impact in …

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It looks like Apple is building a car.

In an article in MacWorld (1), Elon Musk was quoted as saying that Apples Project Titan was an “open secret … It’s pretty hard to hide something if you hire over a thousand engineers to do it.” Personally, I believe that environmentally friendly, point to point transport, will be the future of modern transit systems. …

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China closing coal mines in its own country and mining the Liverpool Plains

The state government has approved the Shenhua coal mine in the Liverpool Plains, which is perhaps the most productive agricultural land in the country (1). At the same time, the Chinese government plans to halt coal mining approvals in its country and close a thousand mines that are already in production (2).  Bob Hawkes 1988 …

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The Strong Economics of Wind Energy

Abraham, John, ‘The Strong Economics of Wind Energy | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian’, The Guardian, 2015 <> [accessed 28 December 2015]

Volcanic iron delayed explosion of life on Earth

Swanner, Elizabeth D., Aleksandra M. Mloszewska, Olaf A. Cirpka, Ronny Schoenberg, Kurt O. Konhauser, and Andreas Kappler. 2015. “Modulation of Oxygen Production in Archaean Oceans by Episodes of Fe(II) Toxicity.” Nature Geoscience, January. doi:10.1038/ngeo2327. (See Link)

Green space, urbanity, and health: how strong is the relation?

“This research shows that the percentage of green space in people’s living environment has a positive association with the perceived general health of residents. Green space seems to be more than just a luxury … ” (See Link)

Earth From Space: 15 Amazing Things

Earth From Space: 15 Amazing Things In 15 Years NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio showing the seasonal changes in vegetation on the planet. Winters seem to be much harsher in the Northern Hemisphere!

Coal-Powered Electric Cars

Coal-Powered Electric Cars Out-Pollute Fossil Fuels | Big Think Out-Pollute Fossil Fuels | Big Think