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11 years 1 week ago

Did you know that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as joint and muscle pain account for more sick leaves in UK and Europe than any other health condition? Based on health studies it has been proved that musculoskeletal disorders cause 60% permanent incapacity at work and 49% of all absence from work. This in turn costs EURO 240 billion to the European economies annually. In the UK, absence from work due to joint and muscle pain costs 7 billion pounds every year to the economy.

Besides joint and...


11 years 1 week ago

We can’t deny the fact that plastic bags are contaminating soil, littering landscapes and polluting sources of water all over the world. Thousands of marine mammals mistake floating plastic bags for food and choke to death. The fact that plastic bags buried in landfills take almost 1000 years to break down, it has become essential to promote the use of reusable bags when shopping. Even if plastic bags break down after thousand years, the separated toxic particles further pollute water and soil.

The present need is to overcome the concept of ‘use and toss’...


11 years 1 week ago

People in Bihar, a north east state of India have adopted an alternative to traditional cremations. They are using cow dung instead of wood from mango trees as fuel for the funeral fire. Constant flooding in this region has resulted in the scarcity of trees. Since the access to mango trees is now restricted in districts of northern Bihar, local people have come up with an environment friendly way of cremating the dead. This bizarre yet unique innovation...


11 years 1 week ago

Investors all over the world are making green investments to defy the current economic downturn. Investments are being ramped up in green infrastructure and clean technology projects by companies in order to reduce their carbon footprint and make their power hungry networks more energy efficient. Even though the financial crisis has caused major setback to companies, it is also being considered a great time for...


11 years 1 week ago

Like rest of the world, Indian economy has also suffered major setbacks during the global financial crisis. Employees have either faced salary cuts or they have lost their job. The present financial meltdown has also resulted in sudden cutback in expenditure by companies. If experts are to be believed, financial crisis is the end result of the irresponsible activities carried out by the corporate sector, even though not all are to be blamed.

The present need is to encourage medium and small sized...


11 years 1 week ago

A donation of 1.5 billion dollars has been asked from global development banks and rich nations by the UN in order to help poor nations control the spread of H1N1 virus. Health experts are predicting more cases of swine flu across the world and even though developed countries have enough resources to acquire or produce the required vaccines, it will be difficult for poor nations to get adequate doses of the vaccine. The global pandemic of H1N1 is underway and with the virus travelling...


11 years 1 week ago

Do you support the concept of ethical consumption? Have you ever expressed willingness to buy products that have been made ethically? If the answer is no, there are chances you are extending your support to the abuse of thousands of sweatshop workers all over the world. Several 21st century global retailers are trying to bring back inhumane working conditions that existed in factories during late 1700s. Similar conditions are prevailing in sweatshops today. Not only small children are being forced to...


11 years 1 week ago

Several poor nations all over the world have started getting affected by global warming. In order to counteract nature’s effects, these countries are in urgent need of financial assistance from the developed world. Based on the UN reports, poor countries from the African continent and islands in the Pacific require approximately 2 billion dollars as compensation so that they can fight climate change problems.

The present need is to take immediate measures in order to combat the hazards of global...


11 years 2 weeks ago

If the UK government wants to increase food production in the coming 20 to 30 years, it will have to stop soil erosion. Every year, over 2 million tons of topsoil gets eroded from forests and farms due to wind. If this persists in the coming years, government’s efforts to increase food production will be at risk. Due to soil erosion, the risk of floods has increased. This has not only reduced the production of food in many areas but also affected the country’s efforts to bring down the rate of carbon emissions.

With almost 200 years of industrial pollution and intensive farming, the quality...


11 years 2 weeks ago

Did you know that scoops of your favorite ice-cream can control your brain to some extent? Studies suggest that food items like ice creams and burgers have fat molecules that head to the brain and trigger responses. The brain starts sending messages to cells in the body to ignore the appetite suppressing signals from insulin and leptin for approximately three days.  Health experts also state the fact that when people eat something fatty, their body fails to realize when enough is enough and since insulin and leptin are weight regulatory hormones, having fatty food on a regular basis can lead to obesity.

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