News from the Earth — solar power

Air pollution cancels the benefits of outdoor physical exercise

Exercise is good for human health, but air quality typically warns against outdoor activity when particulate matter levels rise above certain levels. At what point do the dangers of air pollution outweigh the benefits of physical activity?

To find that out, researchers at the Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea conducted a country-wide study of nearly 1.5 million young adults. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, concluded that strenuous exercise in very polluted air could put young people at...


A decade to restore Nature

Over the course of the next ten years, the EU Commission promises to plant 3 billion trees for 30% of Europe’s territory – and the same proportion of its seas to become protected areas with much stricter regulations on the protection and restoration of forests. 

World Meteorological Day 2021 - The ocean, our climate and weather

The World Meteorological Day theme - The ocean, our climate and weather – celebrates WMO’s focus in connecting the ocean, climate and weather within the Earth System. It also  marks the starting year of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). 

Solar Appreciation Day 2021

Worldwide, on the second Friday in March, people celebrate Solar Appreciation Day. There is an emphasis on solar energy’s importance, independence, and sustainability it brings. Did you know the sun releases serotonin, a chemical that cheers you up? Apart from making you happy, solar energy is at the center of green energy discussion.