BOY OR GIRL?  POLLUTION MAY HAVE A SAY
There are many theories as to how to plan the gender of your child.  From using the cycles of the Moon to facing North during conception, many cultures have their own take on determining whether you will have a boy or a girl.  But now science has added another factor to consider – pollution.
 
 

SAVING AND EXTENDING LIVES … WITH BICYCLES
We often hear general claims about the benefits of riding a bicycle, especially when politicians talk about creating new purpose-made lanes and pathways for us to take advantage of.   But now comes research which puts those benefits into very clear and measurable terms.  A study has, for the first time, estimated the health benefits of urban cycling in 17 countries.
 




WE’VE GOT TO GET OUR SHIPS TOGETHER – FOR THE PLANET’S SAKE
Air travel has often been targeted for its impact on global warming through the emissions of jet planes.  Indeed, passengers often have the option to add a small amount to the price of their ticket to ‘offset’ the impact.   But one industry which has gone under the radar, for various reasons, is shipping.  Incredibly, if it were a country, international shipping would rank on par with Germany as the world’s seventh largest emitter.
 

AUSTRALIA’S ‘GUM NUT’ GENIUS – SAVING OUR EUCALYPTS - ARK PROJECT HELPING TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Outside Adelaide there is a place where almost every species of Australian gum tree has been planted in the same place.  The man behind this Ark-style project declared as a teenager that he wanted to be a ‘eucalyptologist’ and even trained, commando style, to track down one of the very rarest species from the Gibson Desert.   Now, in his mid-40s, his arboretum is proving to be a vital place of research into climate change.