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5 things we can do about the excess nitrogen problem

Nitrogen makes the sky blue, exists in every living organism, and is essential for the growth of plants and trees. That’s why farmers have always looked to maintain a rich enough soil to grow better crops. But too much nitrogen acidifies the soil, turns nature into monocultures, is bad for our health and even reduces food production. Therefore, a good nitrogen balance is essential, but now this balance has been distorted in many places around the world. Luckily there are things we can all do about it and most of the solutions help us address climate change as well

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Why trees reduce stress and are good for our health

Studies have shown that simply seeing trees reduces stress, helps you heal faster, reduces adhd symptoms, makes you feel safer, improves focus and restores your attention. But why does it work? The answers to this question lie in our ancient evolutionary history and even explain why certain trees have better effects on us than others

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What are PFAS and how can we avoid their harmful health effects?

They’re in packaging, non-stick pans, cosmetics, the snow on Mount Everest and probably your blood: PFAS (poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances), a group of almost 5000 useful, but harmful substances. They stay up to a millennium in nature before they’re broken down. When you’re regularly exposed they build up in your body and it takes years before you get rid of them. But what are their effects on our health and how can we prevent exposure?

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The 7 pros and cons of nuclear energy

Whether to support nuclear (fission) energy to reduce our fossil fuel usage and counter climate change is a contentious issue. Here we won’t tell you what to support but will show you the most important arguments from both sides.

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