Tag: Environmental

Air pollution linked to bipolar disorder, depression

Air pollution takes a massive toll on our health. The World Health Organization links it to deadly diseases like lung cancer and stroke, and new research suggests that polluted regions see more cases of neurological disorders like depression and bipolar disorder. In the United States, scientists found counties with the

Think the heatwave was bad? Climate already hitting key tipping points

It was an odd title for a comedy night, but British stand-up Carl Donnelly turned out to have chosen an environmental theme with impeccable timing. With temperature records tumbling daily in last week’s European heatwave, a crowd in an east London bar seemed uniquely primed to appreciate his darkly humorous

The environmental impacts of the Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is well-known for its health benefits. Moreover, it has been deemed as a sustainable dietary model for its nutritional, environmental, economic, and sociocultural dimensions. A study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition has revealed that the Mediterranean diet is also an environmentally-friendly diet. Researchers from the University of Navarra,

Environmental activists compile images of McDonald’s balloons washing up on coastlines around the world

Balloons can look innocent in parties, where they’re hung to liven up the place. However, a lot of these helium-inflated party favors end up on beaches, where they pollute most of the world’s coastlines. In particular, concerned campaigners from Blue Planet Society have called on McDonald’s branches in the U.K. to stop giving away