A Celebrity Trainer’s Tips For Staying Healthy On The Road

You might expect Harley Pasternak to be more brawn than brains when you look at his star-studded roster of training clients (Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Adam Levine). But the Toronto native knows his stuff. Not only does Pasternak hold a Master of Science in exercise physiology and nutritional sciences from the University of Toronto and an honors degree in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario,…

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Science Has a Garbage Problem. Why Aren’t Recycling Schemes More Popular?

Research institutions need to reflect on their attitudes toward plastic waste and make sustainability a priority in laboratories. Whether it’s encouraging the use of reusable cups, banning plastic straws, or charging customers for plastic bags in grocery stores, it’s clear that some companies and policymakers are beginning to take measures against the growing issue of plastic waste. It’s easy to imagine science as an answer to our…

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What can corporates do to improve the environment?

The dynamics of business has undergone a great change in the past two decades. Not only has the work culture changed globally, but also the ways in which a business affects nature and people around has become one of the central goals in conducting businesses. The awareness that any business activity is a part of the natural ecosystem and has a potential to either disrupt…

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Who’s Trying to Re-Kill the Electric Car?

On this week’s Energy Gang podcast: It’s the oil industry versus the world. In states around the country, oil-backed groups are fighting utilities’ EV plans. Their strategy is reminiscent of the lobbying campaign against California’s auto regulations in the 1990s, which set electric vehicle adoption back by a couple decades. Meanwhile, oil majors are increasingly under legal pressure. States and cities around the country are mounting legal…

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2019 Fresh Trends: The power of green

Artichokes Artichokes were among the least-purchased items in the Fresh Trends 2019 survey; only Asian pears were lower on the list. Shoppers in the West where the spiky vegetable is grown were the most likely overall to buy artichokes, a trend now in its seventh year. Midwestern shoppers were among the least likely to choose artichokes overall, followed by African American consumers. Income also clearly…

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Air pollution linked with rising asthma cases in kids

Research reports indicate Bengaluru’s increasingly toxic air is making city dwellers, particularly children, susceptible to respiratory diseases. A study published in International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics in March 2018 concluded that exposure to smoke is among the top three reasons that trigger asthma in children. The conclusion was arrived at after observing 100 children in the Intensive Care Unit of Indira Gandhi Institute of Child…

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Multimillion-Pound ORCA Robotics Hub Unveils Latest Research

A consortium of five universities, including Heriot-Watt University, working with 35 industrial and innovation partners, has unveiled the latest results from its multimillion-pound research collaboration. The largest academic center in the world for research into robotics technology for offshore energy infrastructure, the ORCA Hub’s aim is to advance robotics and Artificial Intelligence technologies for the inspection, repair, maintenance and certification of offshore energy platforms and…

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Renewable energy is not enough: Paper highlights what more is needed to reach climate targets

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a new paper, in collaboration with Material Economics, revealing the need for a fundamental shift in the global approach to reach climate targets The UK-based charity, whose mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy to tackle the world’s most significant challenges, says it is vital to move beyond the current focus on renewable energy as a solution to…

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Coral reef experiments confirm climate change predictions

Increases in ocean temperature and acidity due to climate change have been linked to mass coral bleaching events and the decline of coral reef ecosystems. Corals offer protection against flooding and storm surges and reef habitats host a diverse array of marine species that depend on corals for their survival. As carbon emissions increase, more CO2 gets absorbed into the ocean which lowers the pH of seawater….

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Adding trees can help keep cities cool during heatwaves

After record-breaking heatwaves and wetter, warmer summers expected in the coming years, the UK’s Forestry Commission says that planting trees could be the key to keeping cities cool. The Met Office recently reported that Britain could experience four heatwaves a year and twice as many flash floods in 50 years. The Forestry Commission, in collaboration with the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs and the University of Reading, conducted a study investigating whether…

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