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German energy giant RWE has plans to cut down the remaining few hundred hectares of a 12,000-year-old Hambach forest in western Germany for coal surface mining. This, despite the fact that Germany is currently working on plans to phase out coal and invest more in renewable sources of energy. Now Ecosia, a Berlin-based nonprofit search engine, is […]

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In order to appeal to its more health-conscious clientele, fast food giant McDonald’s just announced that it will remove artificial ingredients like preservatives and fake colors from six of its most popular burgers. The company has also transitioned to making fresh patties to order in most of its U.S. locations, cutting high-fructose corn syrup out of its […]

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UNICEF has expressed its concern over poor air quality in the UK and stressed that children in the country are facing long term ‘health crisis’ after being exposed to toxic air while commuting to school. The leading children’s charity further added that the kids are being denied their basic human right to breathe clean air. The organisation, […]

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A new research undertaken by Chinese researchers claims that apart from the much talked about impacts on our physical health, air pollution causes significant impact on our mental health too. The report says that high pollution levels cause significant reduction in human intelligence. In fact, the impact of high levels of toxic air ‘is equivalent […]

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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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