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U.S. Top Contributor To Global Coastal Plastic Pollution, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read In a new study, the United States has been named one of the top sources of plastic pollution in coastal and ocean environments globally. For many years, the practice of exporting plastic waste has hidden the country’s major contribution to the plastic pollution crisis, particularly in developing nations in Southeast Asia. The researchers say that […]

Bottle-Fed Babies Ingesting ‘Millions’ Of Microplastics Every Day, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Bottle-fed babies could be consuming millions of microplastic particles per day, according to new research unveiling the level of human exposure to plastic. The high-temperature process for sterilising plastic bottles and preparing milk formula worryingly causes far greater amounts of microplastics to be released, as well as trillions of even smaller sized particles known as […]

Study: Switching To Plant Protein Could Remove More Than A Decade Of Emissions

4 Mins Read New research has shown that swapping out meat for plant-based protein sources such as lentils, beans and nuts could dramatically reduce the effect of more than a decade of carbon emissions on the climate. The paper also found that vegetation regrowth as a result of a plant-based shift would effectively double the Earth’s carbon budget, […]

Study: Choose Nutrient Dense Whole Plant-Based Foods For A Healthy Diet

3 Mins Read A new study finding variable nutritional quality of different plant foods highlights that not all plant-based options are “created equal” and that replacing meat consumption with whole plant foods is the best way to ensure a healthy diet. The research adds weight to the plethora of scientific evidence backing the health benefits of consuming a […]

Stanford Study: Swapping Meat For Plant-Based Alternatives Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors

3 Mins Read A new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that swapping out animal meat for plant-based meat alternatives can help lower some cardiovascular risk factors. The findings defend plant-based meat substitutes developed by food tech brands against suggestions that these novel products are less healthy than conventional meat.  Published last […]

Study: Masks Curb Spread Of Coronavirus, But Not All Are Equally Effective

3 Mins Read A new study has found that whilst masks are one of the most effective ways to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus, not all kinds of face-coverings are equal. Researchers from Duke University found that fitted N95 respirator masks performed the best, followed by surgical face masks and cotton masks that contain a layer of […]

Study Links Diets High In Plant Protein To Lower Risk Of Death From All Causes Incl. Heart Disease

2 Mins Read Researchers have found that diets high in protein, particularly plant protein, is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes. The study authors say that these findings should support recommendations to increase intake of plant proteins in the general population to improve public health.  Published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal on July […]

60% Fish Species May Not Survive Global Warming, Study Finds

2 Mins Read A new study reveals that climate change will impact fish species far more than previously thought. Finding that embryos and spawning adults are more susceptible to warming ocean temperatures, researchers say that if global heating continues unabated, by 2100, up to 60% of fish species around the world will be unable to survive. Even if […]

Federal Study Shows Brazil Meat Plants Directly Linked To Covid-19 Spread

3 Mins Read Meat plants have been a major factor in the spread of coronavirus in at least three different regions of Brazil, according to the country’s experts. According to the new study conducted by federal prosecution department the Public Ministry of Labour (MPT), the conditions at the meat plants have directly contributed towards the rapid transmission of […]

New Study Defies UN Global Population Predictions, Suggest Drastic Drop By 2100 & Warns Reproductive Rights At Risk

3 Mins Read New research suggests that the global population is likely to peak far earlier than originally predicted and begin declining by mid-century. By 2100, the researchers predict that the world population could be as much as 2 billion below current United Nations forecasts. While it will undoubtedly alleviate humanity’s strain on the planet’s resources, such a […]

Study: Hong Kongers Value Environment But Lack Smart Tech To Track Energy-Saving

3 Mins Read A new study conducted by researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has found that when it comes to energy consumption, Hong Kong households do value the environment more than originally thought. However, households lack the smart technology to help track energy use, particularly in air-conditioning consumption. The researchers argue that […]

Study: Shark Fin Sold In Hong Kong Contains Dangerous Levels Of Mercury

3 Mins Read A new study conducted by researchers from Hong Kong and the United States has found that shark fin sold in Hong Kong contains dangerously high levels of toxic mercury. All samples taken from shops in Sheung Wan tested positive for levels of mercury that surpassed government legal limits by as much as ten-fold. Long-term exposure […]

Ocean Microplastic Pollution May Outnumber Zooplankton Says New Study

2 Mins Read A new study finds that the amount of plastic pollution in our seas is likely to have been severely undercounted. The true number may be higher than the amount of zooplankton, which underpins our marine ecosystem and helps to regulate the climate.  According to a recent study published in the journal Environmental Pollution, there are […]

Study: Indian Consumers Willing To Pay Premium For Alternative Meat

2 Mins Read A new study conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State University reveals that Indian consumers are generally willing to pay extra for plant-based and cell-based meats. Faced with the challenge of feeding an enormous and growing population, which will only be further exacerbated by climate impacts, these findings confirm that alternative proteins have a huge potential […]

Ocean Breezes Can Blow Microplastic Ashore, Study Finds

3 Mins Read A new study by researchers at the University of Strathclyde and the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées at the University of Toulouse reveals that sea spray contains tiny plastic particles. The scientists say that once broken down in the ocean into microplastics, plastic pollution can end up back into the atmosphere and land through the ocean breeze. These […]