Saturday, July 11, 2020
Some cities have hatched plans to avoid this. Milan, which lies in Italy’s worst-hit region of Lombardy, plans to emerge from the lockdown with cleaner transport options in place. “The aim is to ensure the virus spreading containment through soft and sustainable mobility solutions,” Milan’s mayor Giuseppe Sala....
There is an aspect of climate change that many of us have been neglecting. Even if you read the news on the myriad ways that climate breakdown has already changed weather patterns, damaged livelihoods and contributed to extinctions, you might have missed it. It’s our emotional response to climate...
Speed is crucial in the frozen food industry: as soon as produce is taken from the ground, it’s a nutritional race against time. Technological innovation has shortened the process of freezing foods over the last few decades, including peas, which are individually quick frozen, Harrow says, using a...
There could be something about turmeric that’s beneficial, but it’s not curcumin, she says. Plus, if turmeric is cooked as part of a meal, she says, it’s added alongside other foods, and heated up, so its chemical components change. “There might be something else in turmeric worth looking at,...
But what if they had an underlying condition, such as asthma, which was exacerbated by Covid-19? Or what if the patient died from something seemingly less related to Covid-19, which is a respiratory disease – such as, say, a brain aneurysm? Which condition should be considered the cause...
It’s easy to see how climbing into a bath that hot, as some fake advice has suggested, would be hard to stand for long, and likely do more harm than good. Even if you could stay in water hot enough, it isn’t going to kill any of the...
This parallel is useful in understanding people’s response to public health guidance – to follow it vigilantly or to engage in avoidant behaviour, nonchalantly disregarding the advice to go to one’s usual crowded Sunday market. “You get some people walking around who are feeling perfectly fine because they...
Our homes will need to change too. In an effort to make them more energy and heat efficient, many workspaces, flats and apartment blocks don’t have operable windows. But if we are to going to be spending more time indoors, our houses will need to be better ventilated...
Or perhaps they thought they could shift responsibility on to others to judge: many people have been sharing false information with a sort of disclaimer at the top, saying something like “I don’t know if this is true, but…”. They may think that if there’s any truth to...
“Currently one third of WEEE in the EU is being reported by compliance schemes as separately collected and appropriately managed,” explains Ana Maria Martinez, an expert in metal production and processing at Sintef. “The remaining WEEE is either collected by unregistered enterprises and properly treated, collected by unregistered...