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).

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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.

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

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

108 Million Americans Live In Areas That Had 100+ Days Of Polluted Air In 2018

CleanTechnica

Air Quality Climate Change Fossil Fuels Health Press Releases Research Science Clean Air Act co2 emissions Environment America Research & Policy Center Frontier Group George Washington University George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences U.S.

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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. 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?

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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Envirotec Magazine

Resource recovery technology firm Fiberight is one of the consortium partners.

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‘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.

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies?

GreenBiz

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies? Joel Makower. Sun, 07/12/2020 - 17:56.

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

Charged

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

Research facility minimizes its carbon footprint to attract international talent

AGreenLiving

Spain’s coastal city of Badalona has recently welcomed the Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bio-Image, a new research facility designed to meet high standards of energy efficiency and sustainability. Because the Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bio-Image is located on sloped terrain, the architects placed the portion of the building containing the research floors partly underground to take advantage of thermal mass for stable climatic conditions year-round.

Covid-19 risk greater in urban centres affected by air pollution

Envirotec Magazine

People living in polluted cities are more at risk from Covid-19, according to health experts cited in a 16 March report from the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), an advocacy group.

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.

Defra: Key environmental workers to be offered coronavirus testing

Business Green

Defra said those eligible include employees in the food industry, including those working in production, processing, distribution, sale, and delivery; the water industry, including sewerage; the waste disposal and recycling sector; and the provision of veterinary medicines.

Community Urban Gardens in Santiago, Chile

Unsustainable

The picture below shows a medicinal herb bed with calendula beginning its sprawl along the ground while a grape ivy plant that grows atop a string structured along the perimeter of the same bed. Medicinal herbs preserve traditional knowledge.

Governments should prepare for 3m sea-level rise by 2100, says IMechE

Envirotec Magazine

When coastal flooding happens at these types of facilities, the supplies of energy, food, medicines, goods and services are put at risk. Flooded streets in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in October 2016.

Can Asia’s infectious disease-producing wildlife trade be stopped?

Grist

Conservationists have also leapt at the opportunity to advance their battle against the global wildlife trade, which is driven largely by China , where rare and endangered species are trafficked as both medicine and luxury food.

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World Environment Day and Covid-19: Making Time for Nature

Green Market Oracle

It enables medical researchers to understand human physiology; and provides substance for developing medicines. World Environment Day (WED) takes place on June 5, 2020 and the theme this year is "Time for Nature".

COVID-19 Shutdown: OVERREACTION or GOOD CALL?

Low Carbon Prosperity

Once overwhelmed, we’re back to triage medicine – who do we save? Answer: GOOD CALL, HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN. We’re learning COVID-19 is far from “just a flu.” If you’re done hearing about its seriousness, read on; if you want a quick summary, read this footnote. [1].

Trump EPA’s Refusal to Strengthen Air Quality Standards Most Likely to Harm Communities of Color, Experts Say

DeSmogBlog

This week, an independent panel of experts who previously advised the EPA on these air standards slammed the current agency's decision in the New England Journal of Medicine, pointing out it's literally a matter of life or death, especially for communities of color.

Bay Area CCAs Solicit 30MW of Distributed Batteries to Weather Grid Outages

GreenTechMedia

They also underscored the lack of resources for communities left without power to charge cellphones, keep food and medicines chilled, and otherwise support the basics of modern life.