20 min of nature daily significantly lower stress level

We know that spending time in nature reduces stress, but until now it was unclear how much is enough. New study shows that in terms of efficiently lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol, you should spend 20 to 30 minutes in nature.

Connection of children to nature brings less behavioural problems

Children in a closer connection with nature have less distress, less hyperactivity, fewer behavioural and emotional difficulties, and improved pro-social behaviour, a new study found.

Nature can teach your kid resilience

Spending time outside teaches kids to cope with challenging situations, both emotional and physical. It allows for scenarios in which a certain degree of character-building hardship is experienced without being cruel or unfair to the child.

Living Near Greenery Keeps Elderly People's Minds Young

A study tracked 10,000 British civil servants' health over many years. Using a sample of 6,506 aged between 45 and 68, scientists compared how reasoning, memory, and eloquence changed over a period of 10 years.

Vast new study confirms significant health benefits of nature

Exposure to "greenspace" reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure, among other benefits.

Universal Basic Income - a simple blueprint for survival

The Anthropocene appears to be an epoch of destruction and extinction. But two simple ideas - the Universal Basic Income and Half Planet - could finally transform human society into a sustainable and pleasant place.

US teen replants hundreds of mangroves that were destroyed by a hurricane

Florida 18-year-old Theo Quenee grew and planted mangroves after the devastation of Hurricane Irma.

Why economic 'degrowth' is an ethical imperative

Degrowth is the name given to the planned, deliberate process by which we can transition from an economy in ecological overshoot to one that operates within its host planetary environment.

Nature-based preschools are a growing trend in the USA

Nature-based preschools have been popular in Europe for decades, especially in Germany and Scandinavia. Studies show that kids who learn outdoors have better academic results.

Lessons in nature boost classroom engagement afterward

Students who spend a class session in a natural outdoor setting are more engaged and less distracted in their regular classroom afterward than when they remain indoors, scientists found in a new study.

Living near a forest keeps your amygdala healthier

A study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers' homes and their brain health.

The 'Tesla of eco-villages' is developing off-grid villages around the world

ReGen Villages is a real estate development company aiming to build small, high-tech, self-sufficient residential communities. The communities will grow their own food and generate their own power.

Colombian town turns down $35B gold mine - prefers a clean environment

The town of Cajamarca, Colombia said no to what could have been the biggest gold mine in South America.

Learning From the Outside In With an ECO Education

Humans are a part of nature in every moment, in every place, and recognizing this puts a different lens on how you interact with the world’s ecological and social communities.