Leaders from around the world are preparing for COP26, and we at The Optimist Daily are gearing up to report on the latest climate action surrounding the conference, but today we’re here to share some basic details on what COP26 is and what outcomes it hopes to achieve in terms … [Read more...] about What is COP26 and why does it matter?
A global pandemic has opened our eyes to the value of engaging with nature and having local green spaces. On top of the environmental benefits of soaking up CO2 emissions, having ample tree cover in urban spaces is connected to lower rates of obesity, asthma, and diabetes as well … [Read more...] about Glasgow to plant 10 saplings for every resident in reforestation project
For years, chemist Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow has dreamed of a future where researchers can distribute and produce molecules as easily as they email and print PDFs. That future has arrived thanks to Cronin and his colleagues, who have designed a system of chemical … [Read more...] about Revolutionary software translates chemist’s words into drug recipes
We already know that too much screen time can affect everything from sleep quality to creativity, but a new study out of the University of Glasgow explains that the effects might be more far-reaching than we once thought. The study followed almost 500,000 participants aged … [Read more...] about New study shows cutting screen time lowers risk of death
As you may have heard, the UK became the first country in the world to declare a climate change emergency a couple of weeks ago. Incentivized by this, Glasgow – the third most populous city in Britain – is devising plans to become the first carbon-neutral city in the UK. The … [Read more...] about UK’s third most populous city pledges to reach zero emissions by 2045