health

Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…

Could cool roofs cause more pollution?

Californian energy efficiency standards are set to see cool roof technology take off, but scientists have raised concerns that widespread use could lead to increased levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution.

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Trees could save thousands from asthma attacks

Trees and green space are associated with a reduction in asthma-related hospitalisations, according to new research out of England. The findings are based on a study of 650,000 serious asthma…

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Australia’s off the charts on meat emissions

Greenhouse emissions from Australian diets are 200 per cent higher than those of a typical high-income country, new research has found, with the blame placed on our meat-heavy diets.

A few billion more reasons to pursue healthy green buildings

The energy saving benefits of green buildings have long been understood, but new research from Harvard University has now put a dollar value on the climate and health benefits of reduced atmospheric pollution.

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How can we ensure healthy high-rise communities?

A new study by Landcom and the universities of Sydney, NSW and Technology announced this week is hoping to find planning measures to address concerns about health – both mental and physical – in high-density environments.

The physical health box has been ticked by many workplaces, according to Link Coworking owner and Global Coworking Unconference Conference founder Liz Elam Executives doing yoga in office

Workers are fit but not happy, says Liz Elam

The physical health box has been ticked by many workplaces, according to Link Coworking owner and Global Coworking Unconference Conference founder Liz Elam.