Climate Change & Health: Interactive New England Journal Of Medicine Report

CleanTechnica

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine claims the effects of climate change are leading to more diseases and a decrease in human health. Climate Change Health Research Climate change human health New England Journal of Medicine

Stanford Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology’s COVID-19 “Fiasco” Article, + Some Critiques

CleanTechnica

There's a giant, constant, global ping-pong match right now regarding society's response to COVID-19. Some see it as a potentially population-crushing, catastrophic wipeout if drastic measures aren't taken (or aren't taken for a long enough period of time). Some see it as really nothing more to fuss about than the common flu. Health Research Science coronavirus COVID-19 Elon Musk Epidemics epidemiology John Ioannidis pandemics public health statistics

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Medicine not chainsaws: Indonesian clinic keeps villagers and forests healthy

Eco-Business

In Borneo, offering affordable healthcare to villagers living near forests is helping to reduce illegal logging and fight climate change

Be prepared: Energy, food and medicine at risk from rising seas, engineers warn

GreenBiz

Sobering report from Institution of Mechanical Engineers warns governments and businesses are ill-prepared for sea level rises expected this century. Infrastructure Risk & Resilience

Egypt’s Chefaa secures early funding for medicine delivery service

Impact Alpha

The post Egypt’s Chefaa secures early funding for medicine delivery service appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, June 22 – Cario-based Chefaa launched its prescription drug marketplace in 2017 to help chronic-disease patients fill prescriptions and access items like menstrual and baby products. The women-led startup, whose name means “healing” in Arabic, directs customers’ prescription orders to nearby pharmacies for fulfillment and delivery to customers.

China declares no more pangolin scales in traditional medicine

Eco-Business

Conservationists say they believe this move will completely shut down the commercial trade of pangolin parts within China and slow the international trade of the species

60 Years Of Life-Saving Seat Belts — Will Autonomy Eradicate Traffic Fatalities?

CleanTechnica

My day job is as a laboratory technician and systems developer at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at Aarhus University, Denmark, and as I had done so often before at lunch, I fell into an interesting conversation with the former head of the institute Markil Gregersen. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Health 3-point seat belt Aarhus university autonomous vehicle Forensic Forensics Denmark Institute of Forensic Medicine Jørgen B.

60 Years Of Life-Saving Seat Belts — Will Autonomy Eradicate Traffic Fatalities?

CleanTechnica

My day job is as a laboratory technician and systems developer at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at Aarhus University, Denmark, and as I had done so often before at lunch, I fell into an interesting conversation with the former head of the institute Markil Gregersen. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Health 3-point seat belt Aarhus university autonomous vehicle Forensic Forensics Denmark Institute of Forensic Medicine Jørgen B.

China’s state insurers have stopped covering pangolin medicines

Eco-Business

Users will no longer be reimbursed by state insurance schemes, but more action is needed to save African pangolins, says report

The Brief: Catholic climate investors, racial justice pledges, impact investing handbook, Egypt’s medicine marketplace, India’s social stock exchange

Impact Alpha

The post The Brief: Catholic climate investors, racial justice pledges, impact investing handbook, Egypt’s medicine marketplace, India’s social stock exchange appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Agents of Impact Call: Building impact-investing portfolios for all stakeholders.

Coronavirus Response: Good medicine in a crisis

Business Green

It also gives a real feeling of connection with other people and ultimately with everyone, so it is good medicine in a time of feeling lonely. ClientEarth CEO James Thornton discusses his tried and tested method for dealing with isolation and anxiety. In a time of crisis, we feel anxious. In the Covid-19 crisis, many of us are required to be isolated. Loneliness deepens anxiety and invites depression. Even the best long novels can only take us so far.

Dave Belisle Of The Medicine Box: Indigenous Owned And Operated Cannabis Entrepreneur

Forbes Green Tech

The next 6-12 months will be a wild ride for us, we are currently planning to move to a seed-to-sale model so we can better control the quality and supply

Speedy 3D Printer Could Revive Algae Biofuel, With Coral Bonus

CleanTechnica

A super fast 3D printer better known for medicinal uses could brighten the future for algae biofuel and the world's coral reefs, too. Biomass Clean Power Research 3D printed coral Algae algae biofuel biofuels coral Renewable Energy

The many ways fungi are saving our planet

Inhabitat - Innovation

Find out how fungi are saving the planet, from cleaning the water and air to providing medicinal benefits

Be prepared: Energy, food and medicine at risk from rising seas, engineers warn

AGreenLiving

Read the original: Be prepared: Energy, food and medicine at risk from rising seas, engineers warn. Sobering report from Institution of Mechanical Engineers warns governments and businesses are ill-prepared for sea level rises expected this century. Business Green electric vehicles for-sea level-rises offerings-are relatively-small report-from risk & resilience warns-governments

Research facility minimizes its carbon footprint to attract international talent

Inhabitat - Innovation

Spain’s coastal city of Badalona has recently welcomed the Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bio-Image

Be prepared: Energy, food and medicine at risk from rising seas, engineers warn

Business Green

Sobering report from Institution of Mechanical Engineers warns governments and businesses are ill-prepared for sea level rises expected this century

Study links fine particles to death rates

Envirotec Magazine

Published on 22 August in the New England Journal of Medicine , it’s the largest international study to investigate the short-term impacts of air pollution on death, conducted over a 30-year period. Associate Professor Yuming Guo from Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, said as there’s no threshold for the association between particulate matter (PM) and mortality, even low levels of air pollution can increase the risk of death.

For Earth Day #50, Jane Goodall Has One Word

CleanTechnica

An Earth Day 2020 documentary about the advocacy work of Dr. Jane Goodall offers potent medicine for a world in need of a good dose of hope. Media Policy & Politics Research Dr. Jane Goodall Earth Day 2020 Jane Goodall Jane Goodall Institute Roots & Shoots

Trump Admin Pushes Oil Drilling In National Forests

CleanTechnica

The Trump administration took the wraps off a new rule that will make it easier to drill for oil and gas in national forests.

Surprising ways seaweed benefits the environment

Inhabitat - Innovation

This renewable and easily harvestable organism is used for everything from food to spa treatments to a possible COVID-19 medicine While the news often mentions the terrible things in the sea, such as gyres of plastic and other trash, the oceans also hold an extremely valuable resource: seaweed.

Can an artificial leaf make the pharmaceutical industry greener?

Inhabitat - Innovation

By putting chemicals in the artificial leaf’s microchannels, which resemble the veins on a real leaf, and exposing it to sunlight, solar reactions create medicine. Depending on the choice of chemicals, almost any kind of medicine can be created in a fast and sustainable way,” promises a video on the Eindhoven University of Technology’s website. Scientists in the Netherlands have developed a solar concentrator that looks and acts like a leaf.

Carbon Capture: Bright Promise Or Senseless Boondoggle?

CleanTechnica

So why not suck out the excess, then store it in holes deep underground -- there are thousands upon thousands of old oil and gas wells just waiting for some useful purpose to come along -- or use it to make biofuel, fertilizer, medicine, and biodegradable plastics? Carbon capture has a powerful allure. The Earth is overheating because there is too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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Eminent?s Emma Chasen & Matt Taylor: Guiding Emerging Cannabis Entrepreneurs

Forbes Green Tech

Discovering new meaning to the plant through the path of intrinsic plant medicine is important to these two leaders in the space. Vices /vices Lifestyle /lifestyle Vices /vices Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech lifestyle warrenbobrowblog

How to make a mask with fabric to wear or donate

AGreenLiving

Ilyas referred to a 2013 Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness study that evaluated different household materials to determine how much each could filter particles and block the spread of influenza. Eco Green a-little-unsure coronavirus facebook health mask medicine study t-shirt virusCrafters began making fabric masks when the public learned that COVID-19 was causing a major shortage of personal protective equipment.

Covid-19 is a product of our unhealthy relationship with animals and the environment

Eco-Business

Wildlife trafficking, the production of animal-based medicines, factory farming, and the destruction of critical habitats all can create enabling conditions for viruses to spill over from their animal hosts into humans Our exploitation of animals and the environment has contributed to pandemics, including the current Covid-19 crisis.

Doctor's orders: Boots prescribes compostable pharmacy bags

Business Green

Boots to start offering customers their medicines in 100 per cent compostable bags made using potato starch

TemperPack closes $31 million for eco-packaging

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 12 – TemperPack makes thermal insulation for delivery of perishable goods and medicine. The Richmond, Va.-based based company raised its Series C round amid “significant growth,” accelerated by COVID and the rising demand for home delivery.

54gene closes $15 million to accelerate genomics research in Africa

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, April 15 – Medicine is moving towards customized treatments and drugs based on genetic research. 54gene wants to ensure that African patients aren’t left out of the breakthroughs. The Nigerian startup is building Africa’s first biobank to serve as a database for medical companies developing new therapeutics. The company’s $15 million Series A round will. The post 54gene closes $15 million to accelerate genomics research in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

British Water launches micropollutants technical group

Envirotec Magazine

Chaired by Fabio Bacci, innovation manager at consultancy Glan Agua, the group will work to develop solutions to treat emerging pollutants – contaminants that were unknown or that little was known about until recently – present in substances such as medicines and pesticides. A collaborative technical focus group has been set up by British Water to find new ways to reduce levels of micropollutants in wastewater.

This is the moment to reimagine public transportation

GreenBiz

These are the very same public transit systems that kept some of our biggest cities from collapsing entirely during the height of the COVID-19 crisis by transporting essential workers to their jobs and allowing people without access to a car to visit their doctors, buy food and obtain medicine.

TDK invests in Germany electric VTOL company AutoFlightX

Charged

With their ability to navigate dangerous or hard-to-reach environments, eVTOL vehicles can help eliminate human risk in mining inspections, or deliver payloads of supplies and medicine in emergency response scenarios. TDK Ventures has dipped into its $50-million corporate venture capital fund to invest in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) company AutoFlightX.

What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'?

GreenBiz

How can we ensure more resilient supply chains for essential goods, such as food and medicine? What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'? Janine Guillot. Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:25. Facing existential crisis, it’s only natural that our perspective will change — for better and for worse.

Project secures EU funding to create sugars, chemicals and plastics from household waste

Envirotec Magazine

In the consortium are five UK-based companies – Fiberight Ltd; Oakdene Hollins Ltd; Aberystwyth University Royal Charter; Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and Knauf Insulation Ltd, along with German companies EW Biotech GmbH and IFEU – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, plus Celignis Ltd (Ireland); AEP Polymers SRL (Italy); Transfercenter fur Kunststofftechnik GmbH (Austria) and Novozymes A/S (Denmark).

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California Energy Commission funds two lithium recovery projects in Salton Sea region

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million, will go to Palo Alto-based Materials Research for a pilot-scale demonstration project that will use a newly developed sorbent material to extract lithium from brine, and a separate process to form high-purity lithium carbonate, which has additional applications in industry and medicine. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded $7.8

September forage of the month: elderberry elixir

Low Impact

In this recipe, the added spices, port and brandy give it warming properties, and make it a truly delicious medicine. With autumn approaching, Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares one of her all-time favourite recipes for an elderberry elixir.

‘A common germ pool’: The frightening origins of the coronavirus

Grist

billion people, and we’re really destroying the natural habitat of lots and lots and lots of other species,” said Frank Snowden, a professor emeritus of the history of medicine at Yale University. But the new ban reportedly leaves loopholes for animals used in traditional Chinese medicine.) In November 2002, a 46-year-old man from the Chinese coastal province of Guangdong developed a fever and struggled to breathe.

#Solar100’s William Demas: The Peter Parker of Renewable Finance

GreenTechMedia

So they end up going into law or into medicine — professions where you can work hard and get a pretty stable job, everyone recognizes what you’re doing, and it’s clear you’re going to be able to be financially independent.

Improve the Air Quality in Your Office With These 5 Plants

Green Business Bureau

She has taught several workshops and courses on fermentation, natural medicine-making, and other self-sufficiency skills in Chicago and Austin. The quality of your working environment can have an effect on your productivity, health, and happiness.

Fiji’s Cousteau Resort launches a new botanical program for guests

AGreenLiving

Guests to the resort can take new tours, where they learn about medicinal and edible plants as well as rare palms. Related: Jean-Michel Cousteau eco resort showcases traditional building Billy Railala, the resort’s expert on traditional herbal medicine , leads the Fijian Medicine Walk. The resort has offered this walk for several years, but recently expanded it to feature more than 120 species of Fijian medicinal flora and fauna.