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Emerging economies take lead on going green, but investment needed
26 May 2017 - Emerging economies are increasingly taking the lead in shifting the world onto a cleaner development path, a senior World Bank official said on Wednesday, pointing to the role of China and India in pushing down the cost of producing solar power. In India, for example, recent auctions to construct and run solar plants have seen prices for solar energy drop as low as for coal-fired power, tilting the economics of the electricity market towards renewables. (more)

London's Chelsea Flower Show in full bloom
26 May 2017 - Britain's most prestigious flower show is taking place this week with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of floral delights from Alium to Zantedeschia. The highlight of Britain's horticultural calendar, the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London's sprawling Royal Hospital complex features a host of elaborate gardens designed by experts and is famous for its unusual installations. (more)

UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar
26 May 2017 - A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday [26 May] Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. In April, Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the 1880s. The government hopes to close all coal-fired power plants by 2025 and coal accounted for just 9 per cent of electricity generation in 2016 down from 23 per cent the year before. (more)

Walking linked to improved brain function
26 May 2017 - A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests. Participants with vascular cognitive impairment, sometimes called vascular dementia, who walked three hours per week for six months had improved reaction times and other signs of improved brain function, the Canadian team reports in British Journal of Sports Medicine. (more)

The cow that tells cyclists to slow down: new technologies for congested cities
25 May 2017 - As urban populations swell, technology firms are working on projects to make road, cycle and foot traffic flow better. If a cow appears as you cycle through the Dutch city of Utrecht, it's a good idea to brake. This cow is not a wandering animal, but part of a traffic sign called Fietsflo, which aims to make cycling less frustrating by predicting whether you should change speed to make the next traffic light. (more)

For healthier arteries, eat more fruits and vegetables
25 May 2017 - Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease, according to a study of more than 3.6 million individuals in the U.S. Past research has linked fruit and vegetable consumption to a lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, but there has been little research into the effects of fruits and vegetables on arteries in the legs and arms, Berger's team writes in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. (more)

Japanese interactive art exhibition dazzles Beijing, China
25 May 2017 - A new digital interactive exhibition in Beijing allows visitors to create their own art and see it immediately reflected in the work being displayed around them. The project, 'Living Digital Forest and Future Park', is the first to be opened in China by the Japanese art collective teamLab. The Beijing exhibition includes a digital garden of floating flowers and forest animals, and a crystal universe of light sculptures. (more)

Emerald weighing more than 600 pounds found in Brazil
24 May 2017 - Miners have found a 4.3-foot (1.3-meter) tall emerald weighing more than 600 pounds (272 kilograms) in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia. Paulo Santana of Brazil's National Mineral Production Department said the emerald was found about 20 days ago...Santana said it was the second large emerald found in the region. The first one was 44 pounds heavier and was valued at more than $300 million when it was unearthed in 2001. (more)

Irish companies take a shine to rooftop solar
23 May 2017 - Could rooftop solar electricity generation catch on in Ireland and give commercial property owners a chance to add value to their assets while slashing energy costs? Solar energy is no longer a 'coming' technology: it already accounts for 7 per cent of power generated in Germany, a country at a similar latitude to Ireland. (more)

US: Navy to break ground on solar facility at Mississippi base
23 May 2017 - The U.S. Navy has announced a groundbreaking ceremony for a solar generation facility at a base in Mississippi. It's expected to be complete in 2018 and will feature roughly 51,000 solar panels covering 38 acres. (more)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Gardens bloom into action with a Royal Visit
22 May 2017 - Take a look around the Chelsea Flower Show, a day before doors open to the general public. The world's most famous gardening event, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, attracts around 165,000 visitors every year. This year's event will be the 104th show. The Queen is the patron of the Royal Horticultural Society. During her reign, she has attended all but 12 Shows. (more)

US: Binge drinking less common among teens today
22 May 2017 - Fewer U.S. adolescents are regularly binge drinking today than a generation ago . . . a new study suggests. Just 2.6 percent of 13-year-olds were frequent binge drinkers between 2007 and 2015, down from 5 percent between 1991 and 1998, researchers report in Pediatrics. (more)

Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy
21 May 2017 - Swiss voters backed the government's plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum on Sunday, 21 May. The Swiss initiative mirrors efforts elsewhere in Europe to reduce dependence on nuclear power, partly sparked by Japan's Fukushima disaster in 2011. Germany aims to phase out nuclear power by 2022, while Austria banned it decades ago. (more)

G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance
20 May 2017 - Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday [20 May], agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018. Germany, which holds the G20 presidency this year, said it was an 'important breakthrough' that all nations had agreed to address the problem . . . (more)

US: Why Congress should make organic agriculture a national priority
20 May 2017 - Organic crop and farm bill discussions wait for no man. Even as U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue gets settled into his new role, Congress is talking about agriculture policy and listening to stakeholders. A key emerging theme is that many food producers and rural communities are struggling. At a transitional moment such as this, it's important to remember that organic agriculture leads to more profitable farms and job creation. A recent study from Pennsylvania State University shows that when there is a density of organic operations, annual median household income increases by more than $2,000 and county-level unemployment goes down. (more)

Afghan women break ground with TV station launch
19 May 2017 - A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a country whose media industry, like many areas of society, remains dominated by men. Zan TV ('Women's TV') launches on Sunday with a staff of all female presenters and producers, following a high-profile marketing campaign on billboards in Kabul and on social media. (more)

Morning daylight exposure tied to a good night's sleep
18 May 2017 - Workers who are exposed to sunlight or bright indoor lights during the morning hours sleep better at night and tend to feel less depressed and stressed than those who don't get much morning light, according to a recent study. Exposure to more light during the day and less light at night is critical for healthy sleep patterns because it helps to calibrate the body's internal 'circadian' clock, the study team writes in the journal Sleep Health. (more)

India: The ancient game that saved a village
18 May 2017 - Fifty years ago, Marottichal was a very different place. Like many villages in northern Kerala, alcoholism and illicit gambling were rife among its small population. Having developed a zeal for chess while living in the nearby town of Kallur, Unnikrishnan moved back to his afflicted hometown and opened his teashop, where he began teaching customers to play chess as a healthier way to pass the time. Miraculously, the game's popularity flourished while drinking and gambling declined. The village's enthusiasm for the ancient pastime, which is believed to have originated in India in the 6th Century . . . 'Chess improves concentration, builds character and creates community,' he [Baby John] said. The village has also lured visitors from as far away as Germany and the US keen to learn the game or hone their skills. (more)

Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed
18 May 2017 - Almost 2,000 new species of plant have been discovered in the past year, according to a report by The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Scientists say some of the newly-discovered plants are already at risk of extinction. They are developing new ways to speed up the discovery and classification of plants to help safeguard them for future generations. (more)

Another health benefit from eating tree nuts is found - study
17 May 2017 - Colon cancer survivors who ate at least two ounces (57 grams) of tree nuts a week -- roughly 48 almonds or 36 cashews -- were significantly less likely to have their cancer return or to die from their cancer than those who did not eat nuts, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, 17 May. The finding by Dr. Temidayo Fadelu of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and colleagues is the latest to suggest a health benefit from nut consumption. (more)

Beauty sleep is a real thing, research shows
17 May 2017 - Beauty sleep is a real thing, according to researchers who have shown that people who miss out on sleep do appear less attractive to others. . . . The strangers also said they would be less willing to socialise with the tired students, who they also perceived to be less healthy, Royal Society Open Science journal reports. (more)

Major U.S. hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana
17 May 2017 - The annual Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences meeting opened in Havana this week and the list of sponsors read like the who's who of the U.S. hotel industry. The head of the organization, Arturo Garcia, told Reuters it was no accident that the likes of Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Choice, and Wyndham were supportive. (more)

Spain's smoking ban tied to drop in preterm and underweight babies
17 May 2017 - One year after a nationwide ban on smoking in public took effect in Spain, women had significantly fewer premature or underweight infants, a recent study suggests. (more)

Open Sesame: Science centre unveiled in Jordan
16 May 2017 - In a rare show of unity in the Middle East, an advanced research centre to be shared by the troubled region has opened in Jordan. Despite political tensions and rows, countries usually hostile to each other are jointly supporting the venture. Its name is SESAME -- Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East. The facility hosts a synchrotron, a particle accelerator that acts as a powerful microscope. Sesame is a play on the famous phrase 'Open Sesame' and is meant to signal a new era of collaborative science. There are some 60 synchrotrons in use around the world but SESAME will be the first in the Middle East. (more)

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