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Access to nature lowers rates of obesity and depression

A new review of hundreds of studies suggests that access to nature brings measurable health and wellbeing benefits and should be a fundamental right for everyone.

23 March, 2017

Neonics killing England’s wild bee populations

Two decades of data show that bees that forage on crops treated with neonicotinoid insecticides are at significantly great risk of population declines.

17 August, 2016

A ‘dose’ of nature – just what the doctor ordered

Scientists from Australia and the UK say a ‘minimum dose’ of nature for us all could significantly reduce rates of depression and high blood pressure.

6 July, 2016

Want to live longer? Surround yourself with green

A new study shows that, for women, the more green vegetation there is near your home, the better it is for your health and longevity.

21 April, 2016

A ‘green’ view helps students concentrate

Giving students a classroom with a view of green spaces, can lower stress levels and significantly boost their academic performance, say researchers

25 January, 2016

Gardening brings chronically ill women back into bloom

For women on long-term sick leave, gardening therapy combined with job coaching can improve health and confidence and get them back to work more quickly.

11 November, 2015

Plant more trees in the city to reduce pollution

Trees in cities throughout the UK could be significantly improving the quality of the air we breathe by decreasing pollution levels for pedestrians.

7 September, 2015

Nature is the best prescription for stressed city dwellers

A new study explores whether urban living is connected to rising levels of mental illness – and whether time in nature could be the cure.

13 August, 2015

Walking off depression – finding balance in nature

A large UK study has shown that group nature walks can significantly lower depression and stress and improve mental health and well-being.

24 September, 2014

How plants make your office more productive

In the first field study of its kind, researchers found enriching a barren office with plants could increase productivity by 15%

5 September, 2014