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New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution

blog post image "Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. New guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood." "Global assessments of ambient air pollution alone...

Extinction Rebellion protesters block London's Tower Bridge

blog post image Demonstrators from the Extinction Rebellion group, which is demanding urgent action by governments and business to limit climate change and biodiversity loss, staged a sit-down protest that stopped traffic from using Tower Bridge in London on Monday.

Who is the we in 'We are causing climate change'?

blog post image Everyone is not equally complicit here.

The pandemic slashed the West Coast’s emissions. Wildfires already reversed it.

blog post image Major fires and resulting emissions are set to continually increase across the world’s forested regions, fueling more warming and more fires to come.

Tailored messaging increases understanding of climate change in Republicans

blog post image A team of researchers at Yale University's Yale Program on Climate Change Communication has found that the use of tailored advertising can increase awareness among Republicans of the dangers posed by climate change. In their paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the group describes field...

'Big risk': California farmers hit by drought change planting plans

blog post image Joe Del Bosque is leaving a third of his 2,000-acre farm near Firebaugh, California, unseeded this year due to extreme drought. Yet, he hopes to access enough water to produce a marketable melon crop.

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants

blog post image  All viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, change over time. Most changes have little to no impact on the virus’ properties. However, some changes may affect the virus’s properties, such as how easily it spreads, the associated disease severity, or the performance...

Greta Thunberg aims to change how food is produced

blog post image Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has set her sights on changing how the world produces and consumes food in order to counteract a trio of threats: carbon emissions, disease outbreaks and animal suffering.

No Evidence That Associations Between Adolescents' Digital Technology Engagement and Mental Health Problems Have Increased

blog post image Digital technology is ubiquitous in modern adolescence, and researchers are concerned that it has negative impacts on mental health that, furthermore, increase over time. To investigate whether technology is becoming more harmful, we examined changes in associations between technology engagement and...

World's wealthiest (and 'business as usual') 'at heart of climate problem'

blog post image "These [polluter elite] are people who fly most, drive the biggest cars most and live in the biggest homes which they can easily afford to heat, so they tend not to worry if they’re well insulated or not. … They’re also the sort of people who could really afford good insulation and solar panels...

Use of 360° virtual reality video in medical obstetrical education: a quasi-experimental design Vera Arents. Pieter C.

blog post image Background Video-based teaching has been part of medical education for some time but 360° videos using a virtual reality (VR) device are a new medium that offer extended possibilities. We investigated whether adding a 360° VR video to the internship curriculum leads to an improvement of long-term recall...

Winds of change: how Enel and Iberdrola powered up for the energy transition

blog post image Europe's biggest utilities Enel and Iberdrola saw the clean energy transition coming decades ago when others baulked at the high cost of producing energy from the sun and wind and instead stuck with coal and oil.

Guest Post - A Model for Peer-to-Peer Workplace Learning - The Scholarly Kitchen

blog post image Gabe Harp discusses MIT Press' 'Skill Exchange', a peer to peer program to foster learning and professional development.

Building customer relationships with conversational AI

blog post image We’ve all been there. “Please listen to our entire menu as our options have changed. Say or press one for product information…” Sometimes, these automated customer service experiences are effective and efficient—other times, not so much. Many organizations are already using chatbots and virtual...

Medical educators’ beliefs about teaching, learning, and knowledge: development of a new framework

blog post image Interesting paper about beliefs among medical educators. This has been developed with a qualitative study of undergraduate educators but the framework makes for good reading for those of us involved in urging colleagues and expert speakers to become more learner-centred. "The sharp divide between...

Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?

blog post image On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.

Opinion: The UK has a huge rubbish problem – but building new waste incinerators isn’t the answer

blog post image Some take waste directly from businesses, but the vast majority burn the contents of our wheelie bins – and around 12 per cent of that is plastic

This Soft Robot Stingray Just Explored the Deepest Point in the Ocean

blog post image The bot could be a game-changer in how we explore the deep sea, especially its bizarre marine life. It can handle living specimens without damaging them.

Government has no climate change plan - MPs

blog post image Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.

COVID-19 has transformed education – here are the 5 innovations we should keep

blog post image "Five changes made to higher education during COVID-19 will be beneficial afterwards, according to an expert, including more creative assessment methods." Whilst this is written from the perspective of university education this authentic, rich, and active learning approach can and should be applied to...