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Expect significant sea level rise unless carbon emissions curtailed

June 24th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Sea levels around the world can be expected to rise by several metres in coming centuries, if global warming carries on. Even if global warming is limited to 2° Celsius, global-mean sea level could continue to rise, reaching between 1.5 and 4 metres above present-day levels by the year 2300, with the best estimate being […]

Allotment gardeners tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not tend allotments

November 26th, 2010 by Dr Agnes van den Berg

People who have an allotment, especially those aged over 60, tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health have shown that the small gardens were associated with increased levels of physical activity at all ages, and improved health and well-being in more elderly […]