As a decade of ecosystem restoration kicks off, don’t forget the people

Global ecosystem restoration efforts are often measured by billions of trees planted or square kilometers of land restored. But there is a critical void in the agenda: The social and political dimensions that make restoration a success

Banning the sale of fossil-fuel cars benefits the climate when replaced by electric cars

If a ban were introduced on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, and they were replaced by electric cars, the result would be a great reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. That is the finding of new research from…

The ISSCR releases updated guidelines for stem cell research and clinical translation

Skokie, IL – The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), today released updated guidelines for stem cell research and its translation to medicine. The update reflects emerging advances including, stem cell-based embryo models, human embryo research, chimeras, organoids, and…

No good decisions without good data: Climate, policymaking, the critical role of science

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”. This concept is also true within the context of climate policy, where the achievement of the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is dependent on the…

Decolonising ecology? How to adopt practices that make science more equitable

Knowledge systems outside of those sanctioned by Western universities have often been marginalised or simply not engaged with in many science disciplines, but there are multiple examples where Western scientists have claimed discoveries for knowledge that resident experts already knew…

International study shows alternative seafood networks provided resiliency during pandemic

Local alternative seafood networks (ASNs) in the United States and Canada, often considered niche segments, experienced unprecedented growth in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic while the broader seafood system faltered, highlighting the need for greater functional diversity in…

Viewing medical evidence through a new PRISMA

In a new open-access Guidelines & Guidance paper published in PLOS Medicine , Matthew Page of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and co-authors present PRISMA 2020, an updated version of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses reporting checklist.…

Wireless tech a ‘game changer’ for nuclear power plants

Rudy Shankar (Energy Systems Engineering, Lehigh University) leads team of global experts behind newly published IAEA report outlining benefits of wireless technology and guidelines for use in instrumentation, control systems

Strengthening water resources planning in East Africa

IIASA researchers worked with local stakeholders from the East African Community to explore and co-develop regional water scenarios that can enhance understanding of the up- and downstream water sector interactions in the extended Lake Victoria Basin to facilitate rational water…

Behaviour change and antimicrobial resistance in focus at Uppsala Health Summit

Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent global threat to human and animal health. This year’s Uppsala Health Summit, which will take place online on 15-18 March, will discuss how behaviour change across various sectors of society can slow down this worrying…

Assessing regulatory fairness through machine learning

The perils of machine learning – using computers to identify and analyze data patterns, such as in facial recognition software – have made headlines lately. Yet the technology also holds promise to help enforce federal regulations, including those related to…

ENLIGHTENme: Exploring the impact of urban lighting on health and wellbeing

While EU cities have worked on improving urban lighting services, this has mostly focussed on efficiency, reducing costs and lowering emissions. Yet, it has failed to consider the effect urban lighting may have on citizens’ health and wellbeing. This will…

UBC study finds high life satisfaction linked to better overall health

New research from UBC finds that higher life satisfaction is associated with better physical, psychological and behavioural health. The research, published recently in The Milbank Quarterly , found that higher life satisfaction is linked to 21 positive health and well-being…

Tenfold increase in CO2 emissions cuts needed to stem climate emergency

New research shows 64 countries cut their fossil CO2 emissions during 2016-2019, but the rate of reduction needs to increase tenfold to meet the Paris Agreement aims to tackle climate change. This first global stocktake by researchers at the University…

Huge gaps in UK regulation exist following transition from EU, new academic report finds

UK was ill-prepared for the transition of regulation from the EU and still does not have the infrastructure in place to manage new trade relationships UK currently has no official body to monitor government action, or scrutinise compliance with environmental…

New discoveries on the containment of COVID-19 finds travel bans are of limited value

NYU Tandon researchers join collaboration with Politecnico di Torino revealing that after spread, travel bans are of limited value in thwarting the spread of COVID-19