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Climate change is aggravating human pathogens

Climate change is aggravating human pathogens

According to new research, more than half of infectious diseases have been exacerbated by the various hazards that are associated with environmental breakdown, posing a significant threat to life on Earth.  Polio has returned, monkeypox isn’t slowing down, and COVID-19 still lingers in the shadows – basically, unless you’ve...

Thred Daily – How Accurate are ‘Best Before’ Dates?

Thred Daily – How Accurate are ‘Best Before’ Dates?

Hands up if you’ve ever thrown away food because it had outlived it has ‘best before’ date? Don’t worry, us too. In an effort to reduce food waste, supermarkets are considering removing ‘best 'before’ labels from selected products, and encouraging customers to use their common sense when assessing freshness. Can customers be trusted not to eat an overly-squishy eggplant, or bite into a bruised-looking banana?

By London, UK
London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for UK government to freeze rent

London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for UK government to freeze rent

As housing prices soar and moving becomes near impossible due to increased competition, the mayor of London is asking the government to freeze rent – potentially saving city-dwellers £3,000 over the next two years. Finding a home in London right now is nothing short of crisis-inducing. Locating a flat that doesn’t induce claustrophobia or bankruptcy, securing a viewing, and having an offer accepted are three separate hurdles – none of which...

By London, UK
‘Forever chemicals’ have made rainwater ‘unsafe to drink’

‘Forever chemicals’ have made rainwater ‘unsafe to drink’

A new study has uncovered that rainwater almost everywhere on Earth has unsafe levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances which are hazardous for both people and planet. In even the most remote parts of the world, the level of ‘forever chemicals’ in the atmosphere has become so high that rainwater is now ‘unsafe to drink.’ This is according to a newly released study conducted by researchers at the

Ukraine’s valuable seed bank is at risk of being lost to war

Ukraine’s valuable seed bank is at risk of being lost to war

Global food supplies have already been tightened due to the ongoing war, but the future of agriculture could also be at risk if Ukraine’s largest seed bank is destroyed by Russian attacks. Farmlands in Ukraine are some of the most fertile on Earth. The nation’s nutrient rich soil stores moisture for longer and produces high crop yields, making it cheaper and far more low maintenance than farmland in other parts of...

By London, UK