Ocean

Health of World’s Ocean ‘Collapsing Before Our Eyes’

The untapped riches in the world’s oceans are estimated at nearly 24 trillion dollars – the size of the world’s leading economies, according to a new report released Thursday by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Describing the oceans as economic powerhouses, the study warns that the resources in the high seas are rapidly eroding through over-exploitation, misuse and climate change. …

baby-surprise

A Human Being’s First 3 Years, Including Their Time In The Womb ‘Determines Their Health For Life’

As children age, we encourage them to eat well, battle to get them to eat their vegetables and avoid sugars — all to give them the best start in life. But our children’s health prospects may have been determined long before all the hard work. A growing body of research suggests the first 1,000 days of a child’s life — …

Aluminum

ALUMINUM CAN STUNT PLANT ROOTS IN JUST MINUTES

Scientists have discovered how aluminum, a toxic result of soil acidification, acts to reduce plant growth. The increasing human population and continuing degradation of farm soils has made food security a critical issue, says researcher Peter Kopittke of the University of Queensland School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. One-third of the world’s food-producing land has been lost in the past 40 …