Copia CEO Komal Ahmad: Waste less, feed more

February 21, 2020 by  
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Copia Founder & CEO, Komal Ahmad speaks about the company’s efforts to solve “the world’s dumbest problem,” and the link between food waste and hunger.

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Teens exposed to air pollution more likely to experience psychotic episodes, new study says

April 1, 2019 by  
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Air pollution may have more long-term effects on teens than previously thought. A new study conducted in the U.K. found that adolescents who are exposed to pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides, harmful particles and nitrogen dioxide , are more likely to experience psychotic episodes during their teen years. People living in densely populated, urban areas have increased risks of having clinical psychosis. This includes disorders like schizophrenia. Prior to the new study, researchers had yet to start any long-term projects that explore the relationship between air pollution and these mental disorders, despite pollution becoming a growing issue in urban locations. Related: Air pollution is killing Europeans at an alarming rate The new study, published in  Jama Psychiatry ,  looked at more than 2,200 children in the U.K. and examined the link between air pollution and mental health . The study was conducted over an 18 year period and included children from various socioeconomic backgrounds and geographic locations. In over 92 percent of the cases, the test subjects reported some kind of psychotic experience, such as having intense paranoia or hearing voices. “We found that adolescent psychotic experiences were more common in urban areas,” explained Joanne Newbury, one of the lead scientists on the study at King’s College London. Newbury added that they were unable to directly link the psychotic experiences of teens in the study with air pollution. Their findings, however, strongly suggest that these harmful chemicals are a contributing factor in the connection between urban populations and psychosis. It should be noted that the study took into account biological factors, and the scientists admitted that psychosocial mechanisms, such as stress, could also be at work. By 2050, experts estimate that over 70 percent of the world’s human population will be living in cities. With more and more people gravitating toward urban locations, it is vastly important that we discover why city dwellers are more susceptible to mental disorders. Although there are likely multiple connections to be made, the harmful gases and particles that commonly make up air quality should not be ignored. According to King’s College London , scientists hope to initiate more studies on the link between air pollution and psychosis, with long-term research being the key focal point. + Jama Psychiatry Via EcoWatch and  King’s College London Image via David Holt

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100 seeds for a sustainable future: Part 8

May 25, 2017 by  
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Students discuss the business of crisis management, innovate clean water solutions and find the link between tax fraud and poverty.

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These are the top 7 eco-fashion milestones of 2016

January 1, 2017 by  
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Some amazing things happened in the fashion world this year: Armani officially announced its brands were going fur-free, Adidas committed to making 1 million pairs of sneakers out of reclaimed ocean plastic, and so much more. Visit the link below to see our picks for 2016’s most groundbreaking eco-fashion milestones, and vote for your favorite.

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Watch a BMW morph into a standing Transformer-like bot

September 25, 2016 by  
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A Turkish company has made many a Transformers fan’s dream turn to reality—the engineers at Letrons have turned a BMW into a Transformer-like bot capable of speech and cool special effects. Using a remote control, the engineers turn the BMW “robot in disguise” into Antimon, a standing bot with pop-out arms, legs, and head. Click on the link below to see the transformation in action.

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How low oil prices can be good for the environment

January 18, 2016 by  
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What’s the link between the oil slump and renewable energy?

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5 lessons from the field of technology and conservation

December 16, 2015 by  
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What does it take to be “wired in the wild?” Tech from Autodesk, Esri, Google, IBM and Microsoft makes the link between conservation and science.

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15-in-1 BauBax jacket is like the Swiss Army Knife of travel gear

July 26, 2015 by  
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Wish you could ditch your bag and travel lighter? The BauBax jacket could be just what you’re looking for. The travel jacket includes 15 pockets specially designed for common items, from a passport pocket to an inflatable neck pillow. Once filled up with items, the multifunctional jacket can be used like a Swiss Army Knife with easily accessible tools. To get one of your own, click on the link below for the BauBax Kickstarter link. READ MORE>

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Even As Climate Change Denial Soars, Its Effects Are Felt in U.S. Agriculture

September 7, 2011 by  
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Image: TheGiantVermin via flickr There’s a lot of talk in these pages about the link between climate change and extreme weather events , and about the impacts of climate change

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Al Gore: It’s not just about the planet

November 8, 2009 by  
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In a talk promoting his book, Al Gore looks for fixes beyond renewable energy and draws the link between environment, energy, and the economy.

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