Recent research shows that climate change affects the production of higher levels of pollen and thus prolongs the allergy season. Human-induced climate change has been a major driver of longer and more intense pollen seasons in the last three decades. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that analyzed long-term…
Google unveiled a tool today that could help cities keep their residents cool by mapping out where trees are needed most. Cities tend to be warmer than surrounding areas because buildings and asphalt trap heat. An easy way to cool metropolitan areas down is to plant more trees in neighborhoods where they’re sparse. Google’s new Tree…
The shocking results of recent studies indicate that plastic mitigates the contents of baby bottles, leading to alarming data that infants fed from bottles swallow up to 5 million tiny microplastic particles a day!
Climate change is not only affecting our environment, but also our health. So-called heat-related diseases are becoming more common, especially in the elderly and children.
According to the European Commission, more than 300 million tons of plastic are produced in the world every year, half of which is intended for single use. Every year at least 8 million tons end up in our oceans, but also in our soil. Microplastics have thus become ubiquitous.
Considering more frequent heatwaves, the local government of Vienna started a pilot project called „Cool streets“ aimed to bring down the temperature in the urban environment.
Toulouse is the first French city to test an innovative solutions for increasing the resilience to climate change – a green urban canopy to protect from heat waves have been installed.