The impact of emergent public health events on passengers' public transport dependence - Hu S, Lin P, Weng J, Zhou W.
Introduction The optimization of public transport (PT) systems to ameliorate urban traffic problems and living environment requires a deep understanding of PT usage behaviour. However, there is a lack of scientific measurement of the influence on passenge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Building walkable and safe neighborhoods: assessing the built environment characteristics for pedestrian safety in Buffalo, NY - Yin L, Zhang H.
Introduction It is important to understand the relationship between the built environment and pedestrian safety to promote walking. Nevertheless, current literature insufficiently studied the impact of the built environment on pedestrian safety. There is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Impact of built environment on walking in the case of Tehran, Iran - Ahmadipour F, Mamdoohi AR, Wulf-Holger A.
Introduction Growth of population, economic activities, and travel demand has resulted in serious problems, including air pollution, particularly in the large cities of developing countries. Many metropolitan areas are thus now seeking strategies to encou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Machine learning-based traffic management techniques for intelligent transportation system: Review - Gamel SA, Saleh AI, Ali HA.
The increase of congestion in the urban environment has become a major problem. The traditional traffic control methods with poor administration of human resources do not moderate traffic, resulting in increased traffic congestion and road violations. The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Individual and location-based characteristics associated with autonomous vehicle adoption in the Chicago metropolitan area: implications for public health - Losada-Rojas LL, Gkritza K.
Introduction Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) could have profound effects on mobility, safety, and the build environment. In specific, AVs are expected to provide more mobility choices to the elderly and underserved areas, reduce traffic congestion and transport... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Incidents and disaster avoidance: the role of communication management and the organizational communication climate in high-risk environments - Nordin SM, Rizal ARA, Rashid RA, Omar RC, Priyadi U.
Health, safety and the working environment are of paramount importance, especially in the high-risk environments found at facilities in the oil and gas industry, where hazards are inevitable and accidents may lead to regrettable situations such as explosio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The proportion of independent to dependent trips: a new measure to understand the effects of the built environment on children independent mobility - Sharmin S, Kamruzzaman M, Haque MM.
Introduction The research on the link between the Built Environment (BE) and Children Independent Mobility (CIM) is on the rise due to CIM's multiple health and other policy benefits. These studies have conceptualised and measured CIM using various indica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does neighborhood built environment support older adults' daily steps differ by time of day? - Lai TF, Chang CS, Liao Y, Hsueh MC, Koohsari MJ, Shibata A, Oka K.
This study examined the association betw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Analysis of traffic upon school departure: environment, behaviour, well-being and risk factors for road crashes - Bina M, Confalonieri F, Abati D, Villa D, Biassoni F.
Introduction School mobility and traffic in the areas surrounding the school buildings are crucial issues for both sustainability and road safety. The literature on children's safety and school mobility has focused mainly on identifying environmental risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Health, environmental and distributional impacts of cycling uptake: the model underlying the Propensity to Cycle tool for England and Wales - Woodcock J, Aldred R, Lovelace R, Strain T, Goodman A.
Introduction The Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) is a widely used free, open source and publicly available tool for modelling cycling uptake and corresponding health and carbon impacts in England and Wales. In this paper we present the methods for our new ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Snakebites in rural areas of Brazil by race: indigenous the most exposed group - Schneider MC, Vuckovic M, Montebello L, Sarpy C, Huang Q, Galan DI, Min KD, Camara V, Luiz RR.
Animal stings are environmental hazards that threaten millions annually and cause a significant socioeconomic impact. Snakebite envenoming affects 2.7 million people globally every year, mostly the poorest and rural communities, with approximately 27,000 a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

'Real-world' bicycle commuting: characterizing the intensity and cycling routes of adults in the city of Natal, Brazil - Bezerra MFS, Machado DGS, Farias-Junior LF, Faro HKC, Brasil GC, Elsangedy HM, Okano AH, Costa EC, Chao CHN.
This study aimed: (1) to verify whe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Geographical distribution and modeling of the impact of women driving cars on the sustainable development of Saudi Arabia - Al-Garawi N, Anil I.
BACKGROUND: This work investigated attitudes and public perception regarding the impact of allowing women to drive on social, environmental, and economic aspects of the sustainable development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The study includes the pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Individual, social, and environmental factors associated with active transportation commuting during the COVID-19 pandemic - Cusack M.
OBJECTIVE Physical inactivity is a major public health concern. Though active transportation through bicycling and walking can increase physical activity and thereby positively affect health, factors that influence people's decisions to commute using acti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Occupational safety knowledge, attitude, and practice among farmers in northern Nigeria during pesticide application--a case study - Nwadike C, Joshua VI, Doka PJS, Ajaj R, Hashidu UA, Gwary-Moda S, Danjin M, Moda HM.
Pesticides are known human and environmental toxicants, with an estimated 3 million cases of pesticide poisoning happening every year globally, resulting in more than 250,000 deaths. According to the existing literature, different pesticides groups are rea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Respiratory ventilation and inhaled air pollution dose while riding with a conventional and an electric-assisted cycle along routes with different elevation profiles - Lathouwers E, Dons E, Ampe T, Panis LI, Verstraelen M, de Geus B.
Background Differences in physical effort between cycling for transportation on an electric-assisted cycle (EAC) and a conventional cycle (CC) were previously studied. The effect of cycle type on respiratory ventilation and inhaled air pollution dose rema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Corrigendum to "Using virtual reality to investigate physical environmental factors related to cycling in older adults: a comparison between two methodologies" [J. Transport Health 19 (2020) 100921] - Mertens L, Van Cauwenberg J, Deforche B, Van de Weghe N, Matthys M, Van Dyck D.
Refers to Mertens Lieze, Van Cauwenberg Jelle, Deforche Benedicte, Van de Weghe Nico, Matthys Mario, Delfien Van Dyck Using virtual reality to investigate physical environmental factors related to cycling in older adults: A comparison between two methodo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Health implications of age and gender injury patterns of non-vehicle pedestrian trauma - Rod JE, King M, Senserrick T, Oviedo-Trespalacios O.
Introduction Walking is a healthy, environmentally sustainable, and economically profitable transportation strategy for citizens and governments. Despite these benefits, it is also important to understand, and to inform health professionals, policymakers,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The Cawood Assessment Grid for organizational (workplace) violence: initial testing for interrater reliability and predictive validity - Cawood JS, Scalora MJ, Vi ñas-Racionero R.
Violence risk assessment tools aid threat and violence risk assessments and management interventions conducted in a variety of environments, including workplaces. However, only a limited number of studies have tested the interrater reliability and predicti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Extinguishing stigma among firefighters: an examination of stress, social support, and help-seeking attitudes - Isaac GM, Buchanan MJ.
Firefighters are exposed to highly stressful environments, often witnessing multiple traumatic events throughout their careers. The cumulation of stress and traumas firefighters are exposed to have left many in the profession with physical and psychologica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Could gene editing chickens prevent future pandemics?
Rearing virus-resistant birds could benefit humans too, say scientists, and Covid may have made us more open to the controversial technologyDiseases such as avian flu trigger the culling of millions of birds each year. But that need not be the case for much longer.Vaccines are one preventive strategy employed in some countries, but they do not stop birds from being infected, getting mild versions of the disease and transmitting it to healthy chickens. In fact, this imperfect shield can make things worse, incentivising the virus to mutate to evade the vaccine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Gene editing Bird flu Environment Health Society Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science Chicken Food World news Animals Source Type: news

WHO Regional Director ’s opening remarks at press briefing, Lebanon
17 September 2021 – I join Dr Tedros in thanking you – the media – as well as all health workers, civil society, donors, UN sister agencies and health partners for the enormous efforts made, particularly over the past two years, to prioritize the well-being of people in Lebanon and ensure the continuity of health care delivery. Over the past two days, Dr Tedros, Dr Shankiti, and myself, together with the other members of our delegation, met with national and international stakeholders to discuss critical issues related to the health system capacity and viability. Our key focus was to build on o...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 17, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Prince William Unveils Finalists for Environmental Prize
Prince William announced 15 inaugural finalists Friday for the Earthshot Prize, his ambitious global environmental award that aims to find new ideas and technologies to tackle climate change, air pollution and the Earth’s most pressing challenges. The finalists include a 14-year-old student who proposes using solar energy to replace charcoal to power millions of roadside ironing carts in India; a land-based coral farm in the Bahamas to restore dying coral reefs; a community project in Congo devoted to protecting gorillas; and a Kenyan enterprise that turns organic waste into fertilizer and insect protein for farmers....
Source: TIME: Science - September 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sylvia Hui / Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime royals Sustainability United Kingdom wire Source Type: news

Why does world ’s tallest populace seem to be getting shorter?
Dutch people born in 2001 are not as tall as previous generation – is it genetics, migration or nutrition?From brutal conflicts to periods of prosperity, pandemics to triumphs for equality, human history is full of highs and lows. But such fluctuations don ’t just affect society: the human body can also be a sign of the times.Studies have shown that our height is not just a matter of genetics but is also influenced by the environment we live in, with key factors including our nutrition and experience of sickness, such as diarrhoea.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Anthropology Netherlands Europe Science World news Evolution Biology Source Type: news

If Women Farmers were Politicians, the World Would be Fed, says Danielle Nierenberg
Women produce more than 50 percent of the food in the world but are disadvantaged when it comes to access to resources such as land and financial services. Credit: Busani Bafana, IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 17 2021 (IPS) Women, key contributors to agriculture production, are missing at the decision table, with alarming consequences, says Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg in an exclusive interview with IPS. Giving women a seat at the policymaking table could accelerate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and keep the world fed and nourished. This necessitates a transformation of the currently lopsided...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Biodiversity Conferences Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Gender Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources TerraV Source Type: news

Are we eating ourselves to extinction?
It ’s not just animals that are at risk of dying out, the world’s crops are in rapid decline. Here’s why it matters what is on your plateIn eastern Turkey, in a golden field overshadowed by grey mountains, I reached out and touched an endangered species. Its ancestors had evolved over millions of years and migrated here long ago. It had been indispensable to life in the villages across this plateau, but its time was running out. “Just a few fields left,” the farmer said. “Extinction will come easily.” This endangered species wasn’t a rare bird or an elusive wild animal, it wa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Saladino Tags: Science and nature books Conservation Farming Food Environment Agriculture Agriculture and forestry Plants Source Type: news

Roche opens access to pathology imaging tools to improve patient care
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced the introduction of the Roche Digital Pathology Open Environment that allows software developers to easily integrate their image analysis tools for tumour tissue with Roche's uPath enterprise software, an application for pathologist workflow. This open environment allows for the secure exchange and flow of data so that pathologists can access advanced algorithms from third parties alongside Roche's menu of artificial intelligence-based image analysis tools. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Roche Business and Industry Source Type: news

Texas allergy company partners with Valley practice to make Arizona debut
Phoenix-based Allergy Associates and Asthma Ltd. (AAA), which has multiple locations in the Valley, has teamed up with a national company to bring new treatments to its patients. The partnership will be the Arizona debut for Aspire Allergy& Sinus, which is based in Austin, Texas, and now has nearly 60 clinics in five states. The company is known for developing treatments such as allergy drops, ExACT Immunoplasty for environmental, household, and seasonal allergies, and oral immunotherapy for food … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Gifford Source Type: news

Texas allergy company partners with Valley practice to make Arizona debut
Phoenix-based Allergy Associates and Asthma Ltd. (AAA), which has multiple locations in the Valley, has teamed up with a national company to bring new treatments to its patients. The partnership will be the Arizona debut for Aspire Allergy& Sinus, which is based in Austin, Texas, and now has nearly 60 clinics in five states. The company is known for developing treatments such as allergy drops, ExACT Immunoplasty for environmental, household, and seasonal allergies, and oral immunotherapy for food … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Gifford Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Host Investor Conference Call on Third-Quarter Results
New Brunswick, NJ (September 16 th, 2021) - Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will host a conference call for investors at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 19th to review third-quarter results. Joseph J. Wolk, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will host the call. The question and answer portion of the call will also include: Ashley McEvoy, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices; Jennifer Taubert, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman Pharmaceuticals and Thibaut Mongon, Executive Vice President Worldwide Chairman, Consumer Health. Investors and other interested pa...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Financial Source Type: news

How Keith Algozzine and UCM Digital Health are building a new front door for health care
Keith Algozzine realized during training that he thrived in the high-stress, teamwork environment of an emergency room, and that ’s where he stayed for years — until his experience inspired him to bring the ER into people’s homes through the triage telemedicine startup UCM Digital Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

South Africa: Online African Covid-19 Green Stimulus Programme Launched
[SAnews.gov.za] Securing and restoring livelihoods should be top of the agenda in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) has resolved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rules on GM farming and cars to be top of UK bonfire of EU laws
Minister reveals plans to change laws inherited from EU, with rules on medical devices also in crosshairsRules on genetically modified farming, medical devices and vehicle standards will be top of a bonfire of laws inherited from the EU as the government seeks to change legislation automatically transferred to the UK after Brexit.Thousands of laws and regulations are to be reviewed, modified or repealed under a new programme aimed at cementing the UK ’s independence and “Brexit opportunities”, David Frost has announced.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent Tags: Brexit Law David Frost GM European Union Environment Farming Politics Science UK news Artificial intelligence (AI) Conservatives Technology Medical research Business Source Type: news

How Plant-Based'Meat' May Help You and Save the Environment How Plant-Based'Meat' May Help You and Save the Environment
The explosive popularity of plant-based eating is a win-win, achieving the best health results for our bodies and the environment, according to experts, corporations, and plant lovers.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

2021 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference Runs Sept. 17-18
The 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference takes place Sept. 17-18, featuring 40 speakers from seven countries plus the first-ever Art, Advocacy and Shared Stories film festival. This virtual event is open to all free of charge, requiring only an online registration. It is designed to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos, intensify efforts to ban asbestos, and aid in research to improve treatment for asbestos diseases, including mesothelioma cancer. Sponsoring the event is the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, an independent nonprofit regarded as the world’s le...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

​Fossilised long-legged giant penguin identified as new species
Skeleton found by children in New Zealand helps fill in gaps in natural historyIn January 2006 a group of children in summer camp in Waikato, New Zealand, went on a fossil-hunting field trip with a seasoned archaeologist. They kayaked to the upper Kawhia harbour, a hotspot for this sort of activity, and they expected to find fossils of shellfish and the like, as they regularly did on theseHamilton junior naturalist club expeditions.But on this day, just before heading home, close to where they ’d left the kayaks and well below the high tide mark, they noticed a trace of fossils that looked like much more than prehist...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sofia Quaglia Tags: Palaeontology Fossils Evolution Science New Zealand Asia Pacific World news Birds Animals Environment Source Type: news

Drawing light from the pandemic: A new strategy for health and sustainable development, WHO
This report from the WHO Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development has recommended that the health of humans, other animals, plants, and the environment must be considered together by all agencies and in all policies to protect the planet from a future pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indonesia ’s President Ruled Guilty of Neglecting Jakartans’ Right to Clean Air
An Indonesian court ruled that President Joko Widodo is guilty of neglecting people’s right to clean air in Jakarta in a rare victory for environmental activists. Jokowi, as the president is known, along with the Jakarta governor, the minister of home affairs, the health minister and the environment minister must take strong action and establish an adequate measure to uphold the people’s right to healthy air in the capital, according to Judge Saifuddin Zuhri in his ruling at the Central Jakarta court on Thursday. The lawsuit was lodged in 2019 by a group consisting Jakarta residents and activist groups, accusin...
Source: TIME: Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soraya Permatasari / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire indonesia Londontime Source Type: news

Your gas stove is polluting your own home. Go electric | Brady Seals
Gas stoves can produce air pollution levels indoors that would be illegal outsideI traveled around the developing world for more than a decade seeing and studying first-hand the damage that wood and charcoal do to the lungs of people – mostly women and children – who use it for cooking. Nearly half the world’s population cooks with solid fuels, and I was proud of my work to bring cleaner options and help prevent pneumonia, lung disease and other effects of breathing in smoke on a daily basis.And when I got home from these trips, I would turn on my gas stove to cook meals – never once guessing that t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Brady Seals Tags: Science Environment Climate change Climate crisis Source Type: news

Strengthening a culture to address bullying and incivility in the care environment - Meier A, Evans R, Erickson JI.
The safety of our patients and our workforce is paramount to elevating the health and wellness of the global communities we serve. The health and well-being of our frontline staff directly influences the environment of care, and it is our job as healthcare... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Patient survival and limb salvage after shark attack with major vascular injury: a case report - Khalil A.
Shark attacks are rare unique pathological processes. Some of them represent devastating injuries with a high morbidity and significant mortality. Related published articles are limited. The increased human interaction within the environment of sharks is t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

School environment and physical activity in adolescents from S ão Paulo city - Ferrari G, Rezende LFM, Florindo AA, Mielke GI, Peres MFT.
We examined the association of physical activity (PA) facilities and access to school with total PA and domain-specific PA in adolescents. We enrolled 2610 adolescents (mean: 14.9  years) from Sao Paulo city. The number and presence of sports courts, swimm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Heat-related cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Switzerland: a clinical perspective - Schulte F, R öösli M, Ragettli MS.
AIMS: Previous studies found increased cardiovascular mortality during hot days, while emergency hospital admissions were decreasing. We explored potential underlying reasons by analysing clinically similar cardiovascular disease groups taking into account... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Time Ripe for Businesses to Insist On Vaccination
[The Herald] Two decisions made on Tuesday this week, one by Cabinet and one by the High Court, provide a great deal of guidance to Zimbabwean businesses over how they manage Covid-19 and how they balance the rights of all employees to a safe working environment with the individual rights of employees to manage their health care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Jaws made us scared of sharks but is a lack of sharks scarier? – podcast
Last week, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) world conservation congress took place in Marseille. Guardian biodiversity reporter Phoebe Weston was there and heard about the latest updated ‘red list’ of threatened species, which included a warning that over a third of all shark and ray species now face extinction.To find out more, Anand Jagatia spoke to Phoebe about the findings and what they mean for the fate of sharks, rays and the ecosystems they inhabitArchive: TODAY News, Sky News AustraliaContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Anand Jagatia with reporting from Phoebe Weston Tags: Conservation Sharks Animals Wildlife Marine life Environment Source Type: news

Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon helps kill drug pricing bill, endangering Biden infrastructure plan
A House committee dealt an ominous if tentative blow Wednesday to President Joe Biden’s huge social and environmental infrastructure... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inspiration4 Makes Space History With First-Ever All-Civilian Orbital Launch
In the end, the camping trip up the flank of Mt. Rainier that the Inspiration4 crew made back in April may have done more than anything else to prepare them for tonight’s successful launch into Earth orbit, at 8:02 p.m. ET from pad 39A at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Even the day before the launch, at a T-minus-27-hour press conference, they were still talking about the experience and what it taught them. Hayley Arceneaux, 29, a physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and who tonight became the first person to fly in space with a prosthetic—a rod in place of her left femur, which she lost...
Source: TIME: Science - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Space Source Type: news

‘Larger than usual’: this year’s ozone layer hole bigger than Antarctica
Scientists say ozone hole is unusually large for this stage in season and growing quicklyThe hole in the ozone layer that develops annually is “rather larger than usual” and is currently bigger than Antartica, say the scientists responsible for monitoring it.Researchers from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service say that this year ’s hole is growing quickly and is larger than 75% of ozone holes at this stage in the season since 1979.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Helena Horton Tags: Ozone layer Climate change Environment Climate crisis Antarctica Science Source Type: news

How Plant-Based 'Meat' May Help You and Save the Environment
The explosion in the plant-based food market has many advocates hoping the plethora of new products will be part of a food revolution that aims to improve our health and save our planet. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biotech seeks backing for rare shift in its legal status
One of the D.C. region ’s largest biotechs is working to be among the first publicly traded companies in its industry to convert to a public benefit corporation — an entity that must answer to both shareholders and society at large. United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ: UTHR) will seek approval from those shareholders a t a Sept. 30 meeting to make the change in its certificate of incorporation, after which it would not only report financial results but also its effect on environmental, social and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Vandana Sinha Source Type: news