Tag Archive for 'University of Edinburgh'

Vehicle exhaust fumes worsen failing hearts and fill hospital beds

July 11th, 2013 by British Heart Foundation

Air pollution is a danger to people living with heart failure, and increases their chance of hospitalisation, according to a global study by British Heart Foundation (BHF) funded researchers. The research, published in the paper “Air pollution and lung cancer incidence in 17 European cohorts: prospective analyses from the European Study of Cohorts for Air […]

Carbon Capture and Storage facility development too slow for reduction required in CO2 emissions

December 16th, 2012 by University of Edinburgh

According to carbon capture & storage researchers, progress in the crucial technology designed to combat climate change is worryingly slow. Work on creating facilities for carbon capture and storage – which removes carbon dioxide from power plants and stores it deep underground – is not progressing sufficiently. Lack of progress will lead to failure to […]

National Institute for Health states that walking and cycling should be the norm for short journeys

November 28th, 2012 by National Institute for Health and Clincial Excellence

Walking and cycling should become the norm for short journeys and should be encouraged throughout local communities says the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in guidance published in the report “Walking and Cycling: local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation” on 28 November 2012. Local authorities, […]