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.
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.
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.
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.
Exposure to "greenspace" reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure, among other benefits.
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.
Florida 18-year-old Theo Quenee grew and planted mangroves after the devastation of Hurricane Irma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The town of Cajamarca, Colombia said no to what could have been the biggest gold mine in South America.
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.