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North America Analysis – April 2019

Welcome to the April 2019 edition of North America Analysis. One of the highlights in this issue is the special focus we have on neurodegenerative diseases, which includes comment from Jeffrey Borenstein, of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF).
sustainable growth, smart city

Planting the seeds of sustainable growth in our cities

In this article, George Adams discusses how cities are the engines powering the development of the human race: How does sustainable growth factor into this vision?
freshwater resource problems, sustainable watershed management

Understanding freshwater resource problems

Experts from Stroud Water Research Center and Kansas State University highlight the importance of addressing today’s freshwater resource problems and how to achieve sustainable watershed management.
essential global resource, WHO regional office for Africa

Water: The essential global resource

Mr. Mbayo Guy Kakumbi, Technical Officer and Dr Bagayoko Magaran, Senior Scientist from The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa reveal their stance on the essential global resource of water.
stop mosquito-borne diseases, The University of Oxford

Scientists create global maps to stop mosquito-borne diseases

Researchers at The University of Oxford have created the most accurate global distribution maps to date for mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue and Zika, to help stop these diseases.
home chemical pollutants, fertility of men and dogs

Home chemical pollutants harm fertility of men and dogs

The University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.
shipping environmental regulation, Baltic SECA

Baltic SECA: What can we learn about shipping environmental regulation?

Sari Repka from Centre for Maritime Studies, University of Turku asks what can we learn from the Baltic SECA with respect to future shipping environmental regulation and provides a compelling response.
new rules for refrigeration, fluorinated greenhouse gases

No deal Brexit means new rules for refrigeration

The UK government has launched a new system to ensure they maintain current restrictions on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the event of a no deal Brexit.
18 million patients exposed, exposed to pollution

Research finds 18 million patients exposed to pollution

New figures show nearly 18 million patients are exposed to pollution, registered at GP surgeries with unsafe levels in the UK: read on to find out who is affected by these findings
antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance – the time to act is now

Research indicates that Antimicrobial Resistance is an issue which claims thousands of lives each year, 10 million by 2050.
environment vision, sustainability

Greater Manchester: radical environmental vision

Greater Manchester’s leaders announced bold environmental vision for the city-region, despite ongoing national Brexit uncertainty.
European Green Cities

European Green Cities (EGC) – striving for a sustainable Europe

European Green Cities (EGC) is a network aiming to work together for a sustainable Europe, through a number of innovations and collaborations.
environmental health problem

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): A persistent environmental health problem

Carolyn R. Klocke, Postdoctoral Scholar and Pamela J. Lein, Professor at University of California, Davis both argue that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a persistent environmental health problem today
environmental toxicology

Environmental Toxicology: How chemicals interact with environmental species and human physiology

The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) give a detailed perspective on environmental toxicology, a life science discipline that seeks to understand how chemicals, both natural and man-made, can interact with environmental species and human physiology to cause harm
plastic use

Five tips for plastic use and sustainability in the laboratory

Inez Cornell, Marketing Manager at Radleys tells us her top tips for plastic use and sustainability in the laboratory
environmental

Protecting human health and the environment

The work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Environmental Information, to protect human health and the environment, is unveiled by Open Access Government
governance of nano-related risk

Nano safety, advanced materials for the semiconductor industry and governance of nano-related risk

Dr Dimiter Prodanov from IMEC vzw shares his views on the fascinating world of nanomaterials including the governance of nano-related risk
universal influenza vaccine

NIAID reveals strategic plan for universal influenza vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have orchestrated a plan to create a universal influenza vaccine.
frequent flooding

Environment Agency launch campaign to prepare for frequent flooding

The Environment Agency have warned that climate change will cause more frequent flooding in the UK and have launched their 'Flood Action Campaign' to prepare those at risk.
farming industry

Government announce new measures to support the farming industry

A £10 million Collaboration Fund has been set up to help farmers and growers compete against bigger corporations in the food supply chain 

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