These at-home exercises can help older people boost their immune system and overall health in the age of COVID-19

Older adults, who are at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications, can strengthen their immune systems by exercising.

Lisa Charles, Fitness/Wellness Research Coordinator for the Rutgers Aging Brain Health Alliance, Rutgers University - Newark • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril

Here are four ways adults can help kids work through their worries about the environment.

Louise Chawla, Professor Emerita of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Oil field operations likely triggered earthquakes in California a few miles from the San Andreas Fault

California was thought to be an exception, a place where oil field operations and tectonic faults apparently coexisted without much problem. Not any more.

Thomas H. Goebel, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Encouraging walking and cycling isn't hard – here are three tried and tested methods

Active travel has become attractive to a degree not seen for decades. Policy needs to follow.

Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport and Health, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Nov. 3, 2020 ~8 min

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How the youth climate movement is influencing the green recovery from COVID-19

Activists can broaden the purview of green recovery plans and highlight issues of climate justice.

Jens Marquardt, Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Social Science, Stockholm University • conversation
Oct. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults

A noninvasive sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults by measuring brain activity.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 28, 2020 ~3 min

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Extinction Rebellion: why disavowing politics is a dead end for climate action

Extinction Rebellion's 'apolitical' stance deprives it of allies, and leaves the movement vulnerable to co-option.

Heather Alberro, Associate Lecturer in Political Ecology, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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If sitting at a desk all day is bad during coronavirus, could I lie down to work instead?

Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.

Arthur L. Weltman, Professor of Kinesiology and Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 4, 2020 ~7 min

 heart-disease  covid-19  physical-activity  exercise  sleep  insomnia  sitting  sedentary-behavior

Do celebrity endorsements really help environmental campaigns? We found no evidence

We looked at 181 celeb campaigns in six languages and found no hard evidence that any were effective

Diogo Veríssimo, Research Fellow in Conservation Marketing, University of Oxford • conversation
Sept. 2, 2020 ~8 min

 climate-activism  celebrities

Fridays for Future: how the young climate movement has grown since Greta Thunberg's lone protest

Two years since Greta Thunberg's first school strike, young environmentalists around the globe aren't trying to save the world. They are building a better one.

Benjamin Bowman, Lecturer in Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University • conversation
Aug. 28, 2020 ~7 min

 climate-change  greta-thunberg  climate-strikes  school-strike  youth-climate-activism  school-strike-for-climate

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