Beaver numbers in Scotland more than double in three years, study shows

Support us and go ad-free The number of beavers in Scotland has more than doubled in the last three years, according to a new study. Bouncing back NatureScot, the country’s public body for natural heritage, found about 1,000 of the animals now reside in territories which have also more than doubled to 251. The range …
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Climate change should be treated as emergency like coronavirus pandemic – study

Support us and go ad-free Climate change should be treated as an emergency in the same way as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, according to a new study. The report also recommends that governments should keep keep the public informed about climate emergencies in the same way they have with data during the pandemic, with real-time …
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More than two million people in England may have had long Covid – study

Support us and go ad-free More than two million people in England may have had long Covid, new data suggests. Long Covid Findings from the React-2 studies show more than one third of people who had coronavirus (Covid-19) reported symptoms lasting at least 12 weeks. This amounts to 5.8% of the whole study population, with …
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If you live with one of several chronic illnesses, a new study needs you

May has been Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s also been awareness month for a number of physical conditions, diseases and illnesses – at least four of them in fact. There’s a distinct irony in so many physical illnesses having their awareness month at the same time as mental health. Because all too often, the physical is …
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New study shows that capitalism’s long assault on the planet could reach an unspeakable height

A new study shows that capitalism’s long assault on the planet could reach an unspeakable height. According to the analysis from researchers at Princeton University, the tropics in particular could become literally uninhabitable for humans if the world exceeds 1.5C of global warming. So, not only has capitalism and its enforcers exploited countries around the …
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Explosive study shows the wildlife trade plays a major role in the rapid loss of the world’s species

The biodiversity crisis, aka the rapid disappearance of essential diverse life on earth, is – alongside the climate crisis – one of the most pressing issues on the planet right now. The rich tapestry of life on earth is responsible for the ecosystems that humans, and all living beings, depend on for survival and health. …
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Study suggests climate change may have played a role in the coronavirus pandemic

Climate change may have played a direct role in the emergence of Sars-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, a study has suggested. “Urgent wake-up call” Global greenhouse gas emissions over the last century have made southern China a “hotspot” for many bat species that host coronaviruses, according to scientists from the …
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Interrupted time series study – GOV.UK

An interrupted time series (ITS) design involves collecting data consistently before and after an interruption. This means introducing and withdrawing your digital product or service, or some part of it. It is a useful design to demonstrate cause and effect of your digital product without randomising to different conditions – for example, as you would …
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Bradford: using the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health – Case study

This case study has been selected to illustrate how the Prevention Concordat can be used to structure a mental health response during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Bradford District Mental Health Partnership Board requested that Bradford Council’s Public Health Department lead a COVID-19 Mental Health Needs Assessment in May 2020. This drew on the 5 domains …
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