Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest's undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system, according to an experiment in Finland.
A major essay in a prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journal argues that oceans are a “living entity” entitled to rights. The “Ocean rights” approach would make the creatures of the sea co-equal with humans.
Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenarian age. New research suggests that people who live in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may be more likely to live to their 100th birthday.
Earth School together with experts from National Geographic, WWF, and the BBC created a brand new online science curriculum of sorts that comprises 30 short animated videos about various topics.
The Icelandic Forestry Service released a statement where it is encouraging people to cuddle up to a tree. It is highly recommended that people get outdoors during the pandemic.
A recent study shows that children should spend at least one hour playing and spending time in nature each day. Like that they demonstrate a remarkable increase in personal wellbeing and health.
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.
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 have been popular in Europe for decades, especially in Germany and Scandinavia. Studies show that kids who learn outdoors have better academic results.