Lifestyle

Stanford researchers test public receptiveness to different wind energy turbines
November 21, 2017 01:38 PM - Stanford University

With global carbon emissions on the rise, wind power continues to be an attractive option for states and countries looking to limit fossil fuel use and increase renewable energy. Wind already accounts for over 5 percent of electricity generation in the United States. However, a number of issues plague the low-carbon energy source, such as complaints from nearby residents about noise and the killing of hundreds of thousands of birds and bats each year that collide with turbine blades.

When Vegetables Are Closer in Price to Chips, People Eat Healthier, Drexel Study Finds
November 16, 2017 12:56 PM - Drexel University

When healthier food, like vegetables and dairy products, is pricier compared to unhealthy items, like salty snacks and sugary sweets, Americans are significantly less likely to have a high-quality diet, a new Drexel University study found. 

In Drive to Cut Emissions, Germany Confronts Its Car Culture
November 14, 2017 08:38 AM - Yale Environment 360

Germans like to think of themselves as the most environmentally friendly people on earth. They see their sophisticated recycling programs, their love of forests, and, most recently, the country’s drive to replace both nuclear and coal-fired power production with renewable sources — the so-called Energiewende, or “energy turn” — as evidence of their strong environmental consciousness, especially compared to top polluters like the United States and China.

Food Should be Marketed as a 'Meal' Rather Than a 'Snack' to Avoid Overeating
October 30, 2017 11:56 AM - University of Surrey

In the first ever study of its kind, Professor Jane Ogden and her researchers from the University of Surrey examined the impact of labelling food products as ‘snacks’ or ‘meals’. 

Less Fat, More Hair, Young Skin
October 30, 2017 11:48 AM - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Caloric restriction diets have been associated with various health benefits, but their effects on the skin have not been previously demonstrated. Research conducted at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil shows that controlling calories helps mice live longer, although it reduces the reserves of fat in adipose tissue needed to keep the body warm.

Lifestyle Changes, Healthier Population
October 27, 2017 03:30 PM - University of the Basque Country

A study by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has characterised the overweight or obese hypertensive population.

Lifestyle Changes, Healthier Population
October 27, 2017 03:30 PM - University of the Basque Country

A study by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has characterised the overweight or obese hypertensive population.

Warming Seas Could Lead to 70 Percent Increase in Hurricane-related Financial Loss
October 16, 2017 04:39 PM - University of Vermont

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a University of Vermont study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

Tai Chi Holds Promise as Cardiac Rehab Exercise
October 11, 2017 08:48 AM - American Heart Association

The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation, according to preliminary research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

How to Help Californians Affected by the North Bay Wildfires
October 10, 2017 04:21 PM - S.E. SMITH

Fast-moving wildfires are devastating parts of Northern California, including Sonoma and Napa Counties, just north of the Bay Area. Victims — and their animals — displaced by evacuation orders and property loss need your help.

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