Exercise Tones Your Muscles — and Your Mind

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
June 22, 2017

Millions of Americans are hitting the gym to sculpt their summer beach bodies. Fortunately, this exercise will sharpen their minds, not just their physiques.

The physical benefits of exercise are always top of mind when people decide to work out. One study revealed that getting “toned and fit” was the primary reason that people chose to hit the gym.[1] Another analysis found that more Americans aged 50 to 79 cited “increasing fitness level” as a motivation for exercising than “reducing stress.”[2] Meanwhile, for millennials, “getting in shape” is the number one reason to work out.[3]

People tend to overlook the equally numerous and important mental health benefits of exercise. Read More »

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Developed Nations Can’t Afford to Ignore Surging Sea Levels

By HSealy
June 15, 2017

Over 4 million people in Caribbean and Pacific island nations reside in areas now prone to heavy flooding, partly due to rising sea levels caused by climate change.[1] 

It’d be a mistake for developed nations to ignore these people’s plight. Left unchecked, rising sea levels could devastate coastal communities in wealthy countries, too. These richer nations need to take steps now to combat climate change to protect smaller countries — and themselves.

Here’s the science behind the rising tides. Read More »

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Carbon Markets Key to Battling Climate Change

By HSealy
June 6, 2017

As summer approaches in many countries, scientists are monitoring the earth’s temperatures — last year was the hottest on record.[1] Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, and natural disasters are spiraling out of control.[2]

Fortunately, nations are no longer standing idly by, watching the climate change. So far, 195 countries have signed the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit warming to less than 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, and have net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the second half of the century.[3]

In order to achieve these goals, an effective price will have to be placed on carbon.  That’s what some experts in the Caribbean are proposing now. Read More »

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