16 Ways Coronavirus May Change Us

This brutal challenge to our existing systems may open new windows of opportunity for long-awaited change. Here’s a list of 16 positive changes to the collective mindset this era of emergency may bring.

Any amount of running can lower risk of early death

Recent study shows that any amount of running is associated with a 27% lower risk of death from all causes for both sexes, compared with no running. It is also associated with a 30% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

Germany to ban use of glyphosate from 2023

Germany will ban the use of the weedkiller glyphosate - the subject of billion-dollar U.S lawsuits over claims it causes cancer - from the end of 2023 and limit its use before then.

Beverly Hills becomes the first U.S. city to end most tobacco sales

Beverly Hills has passed what experts say is the most restrictive tobacco ban in the nation, barring the sale of virtually all nicotine products and setting the stage for similar laws in other cities.

More than a billion fewer cigarettes smoked each year

Between 2011 and 2018, average monthly cigarette consumption fell by nearly a quarter, equating to around 118 million fewer cigarettes being smoked every month. 

New Jersey, U.S. bans wild and exotic animals in circuses

The state of New Jersey has become the first in the United States to prohibit the use of wild and exotic animals by traveling shows and circuses.

The Retail Chain is Introducing Tables for Talking to Strangers

Loneliness is becoming a serious problem all over the world, and Sainsbury's is introducing 'Talking Tables' in its cafés. The tables will have signs saying 'Reserved for customers in the mood for having a chat'.

Five radical steps we can take to fight climate change

Make every building Passivhaus, need less, keep it simple, buy less, electrify everything. But ultimately we have to collectively change our thinking and lifestyle.

Scientists discover natural plant-based food preservative

The organic preservative comprises a naturally-occurring substance known as 'flavonoids'. The flavonoids created by NTU scientists have strong anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties.

A worldwide hotel chain now grow their own food

AccorHotels is making strong progress on plans to cut food waste around the world. The global chain announced yesterday that it has installed 600 urban gardens at 4,300 of its hotels.

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.

Flexitarian Diets Gain Worldwide Momentum

“Flexitarianism” was coined by Millennials, it encourages people to make an effort three or four days a week to consciously choose not to eat meat.

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.

Asheville, US proclaims 7-Day Vegan Challenge

Vegan Challenge invites residents and businesses to eat plant-based foods between June 4 and 10 to promote good health, animal justice, social justice, environmental justice, and climate justice.

Vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefit

The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by Canadian researchers.