Category Archives: Case Studies

Reducing the impact of shipping vessel noise on fish ? Just slow them down

How to reduce the impact of shipping vessel noise on fish

Summary:One concern with the increase vessel transits in the western Canadian Arctic is how noise pollution can detrimentally affect marine animals. Researchers have found that the negative impact of noise from shipping vessels can be mitigated by reducing the ship’s speed.

The western Canadian Arctic’s natural underwater soundscape has… Read More

Trials find that diet rich in fish helps fight asthma

Trial finds diet rich

Summary:A clinical trial has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children.

A clinical trial led by La Trobe University has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children.

The international study found children with asthma

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Grandparents | Raising their children’s children, getting the job done

Grandparents Raising their children's children

Summary:Millions of children are being raised solely by their grandparents, with numbers continuing to climb as the opioid crisis and other factors disrupt families. New research shows that caregivers who step up to raise their grandchildren are overcoming unique challenges to manage just as well as biological and adoptive parent caregivers.

Millions… Read More

Study finds that Social Media use increases depression & loneliness

Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds

Summary:Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram may not be great for personal well-being. The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased depression and loneliness.

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven.… Read More

Severe Caribbean droughts | Millions in danger of food insecurity

danger of food insecurity

Summary:Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new research.

Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability… Read More

Alstom transforming Madhepura with Socio-Economic Development programs

Alstom

In 2015, when Alstom won the contract to manufacture India’s first all-electric locomotives in Madhepura, Bihar, in collaboration with Indian Railways, they were about to get into something that would end up transforming not just the economy of the place but also the lives of its people.  The first electric locomotive was completed in February 2018 and… Read More

Warming waters caused rapid & opposite shifts in connected marine communities

Warming waters caused

Summary:Two connected marine ecosystems — the Eastern English Channel and Southern North Sea — experienced big and opposite changes in their fish communities over a 30-year period. Rapid warming drove smaller ocean fishes to shift abruptly northward from one ecosystem to the other.

Two connected marine ecosystems — the Eastern English… Read More

How many calories does one burn | Totally depends on time of day

How many calories

Summary:Researchers have made the surprising discovery that the number of calories people burn while at rest changes with the time of day. When at rest, people burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than in the early morning hours.

Researchers reporting in Current Biology on November 8 have made the surprising discovery that… Read More

We trust our gut when it comes to choices

In gut we trust when

Summary:Why do some people trust their gut instincts over logic? It could be that they see those snap decisions as a more accurate reflection of their true selves and therefore are more likely to hold them with conviction, according to new research.

Why do some people trust their gut instincts over logic? It could be that they see those snap decisions as a more … Read More

Rapid response needed to limit global warming | Case study

Rapid response needed to limit global warming

Summary:Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, according to the latest report from the world’s leading body of climate change experts.

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC… Read More

By 2300, Global sea level could rise by 50 feet, says study

Global sea level

Summary:Global average sea-level could rise by nearly 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high and humanity proves unlucky, according to a review of sea-level change and projections.

Global average sea-level could rise by nearly 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high and humanity proves unlucky,… Read More