Tag Archive for 'The James Hutton Institute'

Green space helps one cope with life’s challenges

February 21st, 2012 by University of Edinburgh

The presence of parks and woodland in economically deprived areas may help people cope better with job losses, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic fatigue and anxiety, researchers say. Stress levels of unemployed people are linked more to their surroundings than their age, gender, disposable income, and degree of deprivation, a study shows.

UK scientists place a price on the value of nature to the UK economy and to UK well-being

June 2nd, 2011 by DEFRA

The true value of nature can be shown for the very first time thanks to groundbreaking research by hundreds of UK scientists. The research forms the basis of a major new independent report – the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) – which reveals that nature is worth billions of pounds Sterling to the UK […]