People – GBRI
 

A new study published in Science Advances claims that when children live near forests, they tend to have dietary diversity and better nutrition. For the research, a team of scientists analyzed children’s diets from 43,000 households—in Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, the Caribbean, South America, sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe—that were both close to and far away […]

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A new study has found a link between increasing global temperatures and higher rates of suicides. Over the last three decades, there have been 60,000 climate change-related suicides in India alone. The links between mental health and global warming have not been widely researched but the new work analysed temperature and suicides across the US […]

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With ever-increasing levels of air pollution, asthma-related deaths in England and Wales are at an all time high. It is being reported that asthma claimed 1,320 lives last year, which indicates more than 25% rise over the last decade. The findings come amid growing concern about the air pollution crisis in the UK and mounting […]

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Researchers at the University of La Plata in Argentina found glyphosate – a hugely popular cancer-causing herbicide – in a shocking 85% of cotton hygiene products tested. World Health Organization’s cancer research arm has already linked glyphosate to cancer in humans. The samples—which included gauze, swabs, wipes and feminine care products such as tampons and sanitary pads—were […]

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A recent study published in journal Science has confirmed that the animal kingdom is becoming more and more nocturnal – thanks to us human beings. The research studied 62 mammal species across six continents and found that 83% of them prefer to conduct their business at night rather than deal with humans and all of our accompanying […]

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A new Stanford study published recently in Nature revealed that in 2015, exposure to high particulate matter was the cause of 400,000 infant deaths in sub Saharan Africa. The research pointed out that even modest improvement in air quality could bring down these numbers substantially in developing countries. “Many wealthy countries have recently used legislation […]

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A new analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed that the latest tests conducted by federal scientists found antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also referred to as superbugs, in almost 80% of US supermarket meat in 2015. The superbugs were found on 79% of ground turkey, 71% of pork chops, 62% of ground beef, and 36% of chicken […]

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Lowe’s, the company that operates a chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores, announced on Tuesday that it will no longer sell paint-removal products with methylene chloride. The move is in response to petitions signed by thousands of people pressurizing the company to stop selling these deadly products. Since last year, at least four […]

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