Posts Tagged Nature

Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing…

Summary: .Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study… Read all about this here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190613095227.htm Advertisements

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Using nature to adapt to climate change…

Summary: Climate change poses major threats to people around the world. One important method for adapting to these changes may lie in the deployment of nature-based solutions in urban areas… Read this article at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190529131140.htm

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Why Green Pledges Will Not Create the Natural Forests We Need…

Nations around the globe have pledged to increase their forest cover by planting millions of trees. But new research shows much of this growth would be in monoculture plantations that would be quickly cut down and do little to tackle climate change or preserve biodiversity… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-green-pledges-will-not-create-the-natural-forests-we-need  

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The World’s Tallest Tropical Tree Is Longer Than a Football Field…

The world’s tallest tropical tree on record is a giant, measuring an astonishing 330 feet (100.8 meters) from ground to sky — a height that’s more than five bowling lanes stacked end to end… Read all about it here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/65171-the-world-s-tallest-tropical-tree-is-longer-than-a-football-field.html

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” Rachel Carson…

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#GeoPics #49…

Views from the Trinidad & Tobago Royal Botanic Gardens… A lovely getaway from all the activity of the city… All images © mvclarke, September 2018

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Sparing vs Sharing: The Great Debate Over How to Protect Nature…

Intro from Yale Environment 360: What is the best way to save nature – to cordon off areas for parks and open space or to integrate conservation measures on working lands? Recent research makes a case for each of these approaches and has reignited a long-standing debate among scientists and conservationists… Read the full article by […]

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Is Warming Bringing a Wave of New Diseases to Arctic Wildlife?…

Intro: Rapid warming and vanishing sea ice in the Arctic has enabled new species, from humpback whales to white-tailed deer, to spread northward. Scientists are increasingly concerned that some of these new arrivals may be bringing dangerous pathogens that could disrupt the region’s fragile ecosystems… Read the full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-warming-bringing-a-wave-of-new-diseases-to-arctic-wildlife

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People Who Commute through Natural Environments Daily Report Better Mental Health…

Intro:  According to a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) —a centre supported by the ”la Caixa” Foundation—, people who commute through natural environments report better mental health. This is the main conclusion of a research based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants from four European cities and published in […]

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Mother Nature Can Help us Deal With Her Water Disasters…

(Intro from ipsnews.net) Almost every day we hear news about catastrophic flooding or drought somewhere in the world. And many nations and regions are on track for even more extreme water problems within a generation, the latest IPCC report warns… Read the full article here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/10/mother-nature-can-help-us-deal-water-disasters/

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As Greenland Warms, Nature’s Seasonal Clock Is Thrown Off-Kilter…

For millennia, ecosystems in Greenland and throughout the Arctic have been regulated by seasonal changes that govern the greening of vegetation and the migration and reproduction of animals. But a rapidly warming climate and disappearing sea ice are upending that finely tuned balance… This full article is at Yale Environment 360, read it here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-greenland-warms-natures-seasonal-clock-is-thrown-off-kilter

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Aripo savannas – #GeoPics #40…

Views of the Aripo Savannas located in North East Trinidad, W.I.  from images captured on a 2008 visit…   © mvclarke, 2008

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It’s official — spending time outside is good for you…

Summary:  Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits — according to new research. A new report reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure… Article on the benefits of outdoors, read it here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180706102842.htm

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Does a Fire-Ravaged Forest Need Human Help to Recover?…

Rising temperatures and more frequent forest fires have reignited a longstanding debate among foresters, ecologists, and conservationists: Is logging and other human intervention needed to regenerate severely burned woodlands, or should these charred lands be left to revive on their own?… Read this full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/does-a-fire-ravaged-forest-need-human-help-to-recover

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Quitobaquito — Photos of a Desert Oasis…

  View some beautiful desert photography here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/61447-quitobaquito-desert-oasis-photos.html Check out this video from National Parks Traveler…

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In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters…

A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that saving species need not be a conservation priority. But this revisionist thinking shows a lack of understanding of evolution and an ignorance of the natural world…  Read the full article here at Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/in-defense-of-biodiversity-why-protecting-species-from-extinction-matters

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25 Ways to Improve Your Memory…

Some healthy advice from healthline.com: https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-improve-memory#1

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How Listening to Trees Can Help Reveal Nature’s Connections…

In this Yale Environment 360 interview, author David George Haskell discusses his new book which investigates the biological networks surrounding trees… Read about the interview here: http://e360.yale.edu/features/how-listening-to-trees-can-help-reveal-natures-connections

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